The Bump Wear Project

Here at Pitterpac, we know how difficult it can be to keep up the style stakes when pregnant, especially at this time of year.  If you are looking for fashion conscious outfits to team with your Pitterpac Leather Changing Bag be sure to check out The Bump Wear Project- a fabulous shopping guide for all things maternity.

 

A one-stop blog for everything from Celebrity inspired bump-wear, the latest bargains, links to unusual brands and DIY patterns for the talented mums-to-be, you’re sure to find inspiration here!

 

We also love their Golden Rules, which every Pregnant fashionista should be following:

  1. Don’t forget your personal style:
  2. Don’t buy all your maternity clothes too early:
  3. Rock the Bump look not the Frump look
  4. Start from the Inside Out
  5. Pamper Yourself
  6. Underwear is key
  7. Accessories make or break an outfit
  8. Remember Style over Fashion

Be sure to check out their Christmas Gift Guide, featuring Pitterpac’s own Whitehall Changing bag!

 

 

 

Pitterpac wins a Mumpreneur award!

 

Pitterpac was founded by a Mum looking to bring high end luxury leather changing bags to parents. With several successes under their belt, including features on The Baby Show Catwalk, celebrity fans and endorsements from stylists Pitterpac are going from strength to strength.

We are pleased to say that thanks to the continued hard work and commitment of the Pitterpac team, www.pitterpac.com has received even more recognition, this time from the fabulous Mumpreneur UK!

 

Mumpreneur provide support and acknowledgement to all the hard-working parents and parents-to-be, who are bring fabulous products and services to the nation. In merit of our fabulous online shop, Pitterpac are now the proud recipient of a Mumpreneur Silver Website award 2012!

Fashion nod of approval for Pitterpac

Sam Shorten – fashion stylist, mother, gallerist and artist manager- has given Pitterpac bags the fashion nod of approval.

 

Known for her work styling London Fashion Week, The Baby Show, Marks and Spencers, Arcadia, River Island and many more retailers  Sam certainly knows what she’s talking about!

 

The Pitterpac team were incredibly excited to receive this glowing testimonial from Sam this afternoon:

 

“Pitterpac bags

 

Pitterpac give yummy mummies exactly what they need with their luxurious yet incredibly functional arm candy……….

 

The sleek designer exterior hides incredible attention to detail and provides everything that a changing bag should and more.

 

Pitterpac’s gorgeous styles and colours are absolutely on trend, it’s a bag that could and should be used a long time after you need to carry nappies etc

 

Sam Shorten

 

fashion stylist”

 

 

Celebrities, stylists and Real Mums all love Pitterpac’s Warwick changing bag

Pitterpac’s Warwick leather changing bag is receiving a lot of love this month!

 

The curvaceous beauty in Venetian red was a real crowd pleaser during The Baby Show Catwalk. Sam Shorten, stylist to The Baby Show and London Fashion Week enthused about The Warwick, calling it ‘a dream to style’ as it goes with any outfit she pulled together!

 

The Warwick also caught the eye of Emmerdale’s Chris Bissen and his beautiful partner Rowena Finn, who left The Baby Show proud owners of our stylish red changing bag.

Rowena even took the time to Tweet a thanks to the Pitterpac team for her ‘Beautiful bag.’

 

We also received an glowing review from Sophie, working mum to Alex (2 years) who uses the Warwick changing bag not only for days out with her son, but also during her busy working days and whilst commuting to the office in London.

 

“As a busy working mum, I use my Warwick bag as a laptop tote during the week and as a changing bag at weekends so I am able to stay organised whether in work or Mummy mode! The high quality leather and the rich red colour works equally well with my smart work wear and killer heels, or with jeans at the weekends. The changing accesory pac is brilliantly designed -  everything you need for effortless nappy changing!” – Sophie Weatherley

The Warwick changing bag is adorned with eye catching buckles and knots and hides a multitude of useful elasticated pockets within its water resistant, wipe clean lining.  A shoulder strap, with a 20 hole adjustment, ensures your Pitterpac Warwick bag fits securely over the handle of almost every prams and push chairs or fits comfortably for cross body wearing.  The Warwick comes fully accessorised with our Pitterpac Changing Mat organiser, to make each nappy change easier.

 

 

 

Successful Pitterpac Launch at The Baby Show

Pitterpac are very pleased to announce that they celebrated a very successful, but rather hectic, brand launch at The Baby Show Earls Court this weekend. Doors opened to the public and trade on Friday 26th October, allowing consumers the chance to check out the latest Parent and Baby products to hit the UK market. The Pitterpac stand mirrored the brands sleek and stylish aesthetic, leaving the bags to add a pop of colour to their surroundings.

 

 

From day one, Pitterpac were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and love for every member of the Pitterpac leather changing bag range.  Feedback from customers was extremely positive, with The Whitehall leather changing bag being a firm favourite and best seller. Many loved the pop of colour that the mustard colour tone offered and felt it was a perfect accompaniment to their Autumn/Winter range.

 

 

The Ettington and The Warwick leather baby bags accompanied The Whitehall down the official Baby Show catwalk every day at 11am, with a roaring endorsement from the audience and a very enthusiastic nod of approval from Sam Shorten, the Baby Show stylist.

 

Everyone who visited the stand not only fell in love with our fresh and fashionable styling, but also appreciated the fantastic quality of the leather and practical wipe clean, water resistant interior offered in a Pitterpac bag. We even had some child free ladies purchase the bags who wanted to use their Pitterpac bag as a travel accessory instead!

 

 

Many parents purchased a second changing mat organiser with their changing bag to keep a spare in the car, to leave with childminders or even as a gift for expectant friends. Our multi-pocketed changing mat was also a huge hit with grandparents, wanting to get organised for when they are in charge of child care.  All Pitterpac fans were pleased to hear that the plastic lining of the changing mat is BPA free so there’s no nasty chemicals next to baby’s skin.

 

 

We have even gained a number of Celebrity Pitterpac fans who left the show proud owners of a luxury leather Pitterpac Bag.

 

After talking to Pitterpac fans at the Show about their fashion wants and style needs, are now looking to expand the range with additional colours and new designs so keep your eyes peeled!

 

Official photos of the weekend and more celebrity Pitterpac gossip to follow tomorrow!

 

 

Award winning Pitterpac!

Pitterpac are very pleased to announce that we have won a spot in MumsClub Top 100 Business Mums awards 2012!

Since its launch in 2007, the MumsClub network has helped thousands of women set up and build successful businesses and honours their success with the annual Top 100 Business Mums award.

 

Voting took place from 1st – 7th October 2012 and the winners were informed of their place yesterday, with the official list soon to be published at http://www.mumsclub.co.uk/awards/html/top_100.html

 

 

Kathryn from Pitterpac was given a top spot in the The Mum-Inventors & Designers category; a category that honours business mums who have invented a great product and built a business out of it, created a product that is a cut above the rest or have  simply produced a fabulous designed product.

 

We are extremely happy that MumsClub and the many supporters who voted for us to win value the designs of our luxury leather changing bags.

 

Thank you to everyone who voted. Keep your eyes peeled for photos from the exciting award ceremony!

 

 

Pitterpac’s leather changing bags are at The Baby Show, Earls Court!

Pitterpac are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at this year’s Baby Show at Earls Court London from 26 – 28 October!!  Make sure you visit us at Stand B56 for a whopping 20% discount off our entire Autumn/Winter range.

The Baby Show is “the UK’s biggest and best pregnancy & parenting event” and allows you to browse 1000s of products from over 300 trusted brands including, for the first time, Pitterpac!

 

We shall be displaying all five bags from our Autumn/Winter range:

-          The Whitehall leather changing bag

-          The Warwick leather changing bag

-          The Windsor leather changing bag

-          The Ettington leather changing bag

-          The Oxford leather changing bag

 

 

We shall also have our innovative Accessory Pac on display, which comes free with any purchase of our luxury leather changing bags. Our advisors will be at hand all weekend to show you the unique features of our Pitterpac bags and help you with the big decision of which Pitterpac leather changing bag to take home with you!

 

 

If you need to put your feet up between shopping sprees, The Baby Show Stage with MadeForMums offers a range of interesting talks and displays for a wide range of experts, including  Professor Robert Winston (Child of our time), Annabel Karmel MBE (The Baby & Toddler Mealplanner), Claire Byam-Cook (celebrity breastfeeding expert) and Dr Julie Coultas (baby development expert). There is also an abundance of Fashion Shows for your enjoyment throughout the weekend.

 

 

The Baby Show Earls Court have also provided all the amenities needed so that new mums and mums to be out there can enjoy a full days shopping! There’s a large baby changing area with free wipes and nappies, a tommee tippee feeding area with free bibs and spoons – perfect for bottle feeding, breastfeeding or weaning. There’s even a complimentary Fisher Price baby crèche if you fancy a bit of ‘me time’ without distractions. For any pregnant ladies, there are many resting areas, coffee shops and plenty of advice and entertainment at hand.

 

 

 

The Baby Show also offers a fabulous FREE shopping drop off & collect by car facility, which ensures you’re not lugging around lots of bags and larger items around all day!

 

 

Prices to the show vary  from the £12.50 Grandparents advance ticket, £13.50 Early bird advance ticket to £20 on the door. Check out The Baby Show’s ticket packages available here.

 

 

Or if you fancy your chances winning a pair of tickets to The Baby Show at Earl’s Court sign up to Pitterpac’s newsletter, follow @pitterpac on Twitter or like our Facebook Page to keep an eye out for our upcoming Prize Draw.

 

 

You can also keep up to date with the latest Baby Show news and other offers at their official blog, via their Facebook page, or by following @thebabyshow on Twitter.

 

 

Scrumptious Mama Review

We were over the moon to see Alice’s glowing review of our Pitterpac Luxury Leather Changing Bags on her ‘Scrumptious Mama blog.’

 

 

 

For her full review and to read Alice’s other entertaining blog posts check out:

 

http://scrumptiousmama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/pitterpac-luxury-leather-changing-bags.html

What should you pack in your Pitterpac Changing Bag?

As a new mum there are hundreds of questions about the new routines and day to day jobs you’ll face. One question we are asked many times is ‘what should a new mum pack in their Pitterpac Leather Changing Bag?’

 

Well, we have discussed this issue with a number of experienced mums and we’ve come up with what we hope is a helpful guide.

 

 

Essential ‘Can’t leave without’ items:

 

  1. Nappies. Always take more than you think you’ll need. You never know just when your newborn will surprise you!
  2. Nappy wipes. These aren’t only perfect for nappy changes but are a heaven sent when needing to wipe your hands, remove milk stains from your clothes or even wipe over restaurant high chair tables.
  3. Nappy cream, and any travel sachets of medicine that your child has been recommended by their doctor.
  4. Nappy bags to dispose of your nappies in a sanitary way

 

Don’t forget all of the items above will fit perfectly inside our innovative Pitterpac Changing Mat Organiser, that has three pockets for your wipes, nappies and ointments.

 

Other items we highly recommend:

  1. A change of outfit for your child.
  2. Hand sanitiser- perfect for when you can’t get to a wash station after a nappy change
  3. Muslin cloths. Brilliant for spilt milk, spit up or even as a quick and easy breastfeeding cover
  4. Baby sunblock and sun hat in warmer months
  5. Baby blanket and a warm hat in the cooler months
  6. Baby’s bottle – can be kept warm in Pitterpac’s insulated bottle holder
  7. Formula if using
  8. Nipple pads, nipple cream and sanitary wear for new mums
  9. A small toy for easy distraction
  10. A comforter, maybe a dummy or a favourite cuddly toy
  11. If baby is on solids, a pack of baby food, baby spoon and some easy snacks for on the go
  12. A bib or two
  13. Water and a snack for you
  14. Scratch mittens as new born baby’s nails can be razor sharp
  15. Tissues – multiple uses!
  16. Your purse, phone, keys and other personal essentials
  17. Your Pitterpac Accessory Pac with multi-pocketed changing mat
  18. Emergency contact numbers
  19. And of course your digital camera for taking all of those special moments with your precious bundle!

 

You’ll be happy to know that all of the items above fit perfectly inside any Pitterpac leather changing bag, thanks to the clever elasticated pockets, that are wipe clean and water resistant.  All of our bags also have two zip closed pockets for your essentials that you want to store securely. Check out the ‘Look inside’ tag on any of our web pages to see for yourself.

 

You may feel overwhelmed by the amount that you need to take with you on a trip out with your baby. However, don’t forget if you’re just popping to the shop or to the park for a quick visit, our Changing Mat Organiser features a handy Velcro strap that allows you to attach it to your pram and travel light with just your nappies, mat, wipes and creams.

 

See for yourself just how much we managed to pack into our Pitterpac Pockets, with lots of room left in the main compartment for all of your extras!

 

 

Why Choose a luxury leather changing bag from Pitterpac?

Choosing a changing bag can be a difficult task. When looking at the range of changing bags on the market you may be left wondering whether buying a leather bag is a good investment.

 

Well, here at Pitterpac we believe that our high quality leather changing bags offer you a quality that cannot be matched and a style straight off the catwalks. And as all of our bags are made from the highest quality leather you’ll be spoilt for choice!

 

Choosing a leather changing bag from Pitterpac has many advantages including:

-         High fashion designs, keeping you up to date with the latest trends

-         Durable exterior that will endure the inevitable  day to day wear that nappies bags face

-         Easily cleaned with leather cleaner (and our interiors are wipe clean too!)

-         Offers the strength to carry a heavy weight, perfect when carrying all of your baby and toddler’s essentials!

 

Using leather has also allowed us to offer bright eye catching colours, seen in our Whitehall Changing bag and our Warwick Changing bag as well as the more classic tones of The Windsor Changing bag and The Ettington.