How would you describe your favorite handbag? We’re guessing bulky, clumsy, and drab don’t come mind. Those shouldn’t be the words you use to describe your favorite diaper bag either!
Before we get started, we’ve outlined the top 5 things to think about when buying your dream diaper bag; because if it’s going to be such a primary part of your life for baby’s first few years, you might as well love it.
- Ease of transportation: it’s easy for a diaper bag to get loaded down with baby goods, so looking for one that is comfortable to carry and evenly distributes the weight will be a huge plus. We’re loving backpack styles as of late, as they’ll be kinder to your shoulders!
- All-around organization: having awesome interior pockets is great, but don’t forgo exterior organization as well. It can be helpful to have pockets that make frequently used things easy to grab, so you’re not having to unzip your bag and dig inside every time baby needs that one key thing.
- Space for your stuff: Don’t forget – this is for you too! Making sure you have space for your wallet, keys, phone, a little touchup bag, or whatever pick-me-ups you like to have on the go is a must.
- Friendly fabrics: having a bag that is made of environmentally-friendly and kid-friendly materials is a huge plus. Also – having a bag that is easily washable will be such a big deal down the line. You’ll thank us for that tip!
- The perfect accessories: To take things to the next level and make your life that much easier, look for bags that have useful accessories. Such as a zippered cooler section, or waterproof pouches, or a detachable changing pad. You don’t need all the things, just the ones you know will make a difference to your life.
Now, with those in mind we’ve rounded up 8 of the best – and trendiest – diaper bags on the market right now that we know you’ll love. With these bags, functionality and fashion go hand in hand, and we bet you’ll love stepping out with your new babe and your new diaper-toting bag, to boot. Dare we say after reading this list you may discover a new favorite handbag? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.
Skip Hop’s Forma Diaper Backpack – The best beginner backpack in the biz when it comes to baby gear. This pack will be kind to your back and shoulders, it easily hitches to your stroller, and it’s smartly designed to keep things organized and in reach. BPA and phthalate free with insulated pockets for bottle storage and a cushioned changing pad – this bag has got you covered.
Petunia Pickle Bottom Glazed Boxy Backpack– Make a statement with the bold patterns and colored print of this diaper backpack. It’s square structured shape keeps it sitting upright so things won’t tumble out when you’re changing your little one. Adjustable, detachable straps make this bag one that you can truly bring anywhere!
Ju-Ju-Be Legacy BFF Diaper Bag – You can’t go wrong with a Ju-Ju-Be bag, and we won’t be surprised if this bag does become your new BFF. With plenty of classy prints to choose from, an antimicrobial changing pad, thinsulate technology to keep meals warm and drinks cold, and a ‘mommy-pocket’ designed just for your essentials – this bag does it all. Plus, when messes happen, you can go ahead and toss the whole bag in the wash.
STATE Wellington Diaper Bag – This tote-style diaper bag is an organizer’s dream with three detachable zippered pouches, lined patch pockets in the insert, and a separate structured exterior. Plus, for every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand delivers a pack with essential tools for success to an American child in need.
Quinny x Rachel Zoe Jet Set Canvas Diaper Bag – If you’re a seasoned jet-setter, this is the perfect bag to have when bringing baby on your worldwide adventures. It’s sleek design is made for the traveling lifestyle, easily worn over the shoulder or as a backpack, and it’s roomy enough to pack for both your and baby’s essentials. It’s complete with a removable zip-around cooler pouch, washable changing pad, and waterproof pouch so you’ll have everything you need when you’re on the go.
Storksak Elizabeth Diaper Bag – No one will ever know this luxurious leather bag is actually designed for diapers and all of baby’s essentials. It’s definitely a pricier pickup but it’s a beautiful bag and now ON SALE!!
Perfect for twins! Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag – Skip Hop really knows how to make a functional, affordable, and stylish diaper bag, and their Duo model has been a longtime favorite. With 11 pockets and oversized design you’re sure to have enough room for everything you need.
Perfect for dads! Diaper Dude Convertible Canvas Diaper Bag – We love this bag for ladies too, with its rustic canvas design with leather detailing. But we can bet your guy won’t mind toting this one around either!
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