The 10 Best Diaper Bags for Moms with Style of 2019

Your baby is going to need a ton of stuff after he’s born. Every time you leave the house it will feel like a major undertaking with all things you’ll need to take.

Before long, your diaper bag will be an invaluable lifeline to your sanity. You’ll have all the essentials your baby will need in there.

But choosing a diaper bag isn’t going to be easy. It’s a bit like purse shopping, which as we all know, can take forever. You need to examine every little feature before you finally make a decision.

When you’re searching for the best diaper bags, be prepared to spend some time going over your choices to ensure you get the one that best suits your needs.

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    Key Diaper Bag Features

    If this is your first baby, there are likely some things you haven’t considered when it comes to selecting a diaper bag. And there might be other factors that you are already well aware of and that you’re unwilling to compromise on. Knowing what you want in a diaper bag will make your selection process much easier.

    Here are some of the things I considered when buying my diaper bag.

    • Style: Trying to find a bag that won’t scream to the rest of the world that you’re a mom can be a challenge. We may be moms, but that doesn’t mean we automatically have to embrace looking frumpy or unstylish. I wanted a bag that reflected my own personal style because as a new mom you begin to lose your identity a bit (source). It was important to me to remind myself of the person I was before I became a mom.
    • Cost: Some diaper bags are outrageously expensive. But keep in mind — more expensive doesn’t always mean better. And, at the end of the day, it’s just a diaper bag. It’s not worth the price of making a car payment. But on the other hand, I wouldn’t buy the cheapest bag you can find, unless you’re totally in love with it, because it might not last as long as you need it to. You should consider buying a middle-of-the-road bag that has both quality and affordability.
    • Material: Do you want something soft, or a diaper bag that’s a bit more durable than that? Are you looking for something that will be easy to clean? If you are, you may want to stay away from certain types of material that will be harder to clean when something inevitably gets spilled on it (source). Because, believe me, at some point, something is going to leak into or onto your bag.
    • Compartments: A variety of compartments, both big and small, is one of the single most important features in a diaper bag. You need small compartments for things like pacifiers, toys, and teething rings that will get lost in the bag’s big compartments. And you want more than one compartment to keep things like clean bottles away from dirty clothes and soiled cloth diapers. Compartments help you stay organized.
    • Easy to lug around: Ideally, your diaper bag will have the kind of straps that will make it easier for you to carry around — whether it’s handle straps or a big strap you can put up on your shoulder. If you feel uncomfortable while lugging it around, you should look for a different one. You’re going to be spending a lot of time carrying this thing, so you might as well be comfortable with it.
    • Size: Some moms like a big diaper bag that can fit everything they’ll ever need. Other moms like things a bit on the smaller side so they don’t have to add a few more pounds to what they’re carrying every time they leave the house. I personally liked larger diaper bags, especially for vacations, weekend getaways or day trips.
    • Color: That bright pink diaper bag with the crazy pattern might be eye-catching, but you need to think about your wardrobe before you make any rash color choices. If the diaper bag clashes with most of your outfits, you shouldn’t get it. You might want to look for one that has more of a neutral color that will go better with most of your clothes.
    • How it closes: Do you want a zipper top or a snap top, or a diaper bag with drawstrings? If you go with a zipper top, you can have difficulty getting it to zip up when you’ve got everything in there. But a zipper top also means you won’t have things falling out of your diaper bag. I can’t count the number of times my diaper bag tipped over in my car while I was driving and spilled everything onto the floor because I didn’t go with a zipper top.
    • If you want a waterproof lining: I wholeheartedly believe a waterproof lining is a staple in a diaper bag. Your baby is going to wet through clothes that need to be stored in your bag until you get home. Plus, bottles often leak, and if you don’t have waterproof linings, they’ll leak all over everything else in that bag.

    The Best Diaper Bags of 2019

    Here are our top 10 picks currently on the market:

    1. Bag Nation Diaper Bag

    Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack with Stroller Straps, Changing Pad and Sundry Bag...

    Diaper bags can weigh a ton, and they can hurt after a while, especially when all the weight is on only one shoulder or one hand. When you use backpack diaper bags, the weight is more evenly distributed, which makes for a less sore mom, and you’ll keep your hands free.

    This bag has all your bases covered. It comes with stroller straps, a changing pad and a sundry bag. Made out of twill polyester, this bag offers durability and it’s water resistant, which will be nice in case of rain or spills.

    It also has a whopping 14 multi-sized pockets, which will make it easy to organize. You’ll be able to keep your baby’s dirty cloth diapers well away from his clean bottles with this many compartments.

    An insulated pocket in this bag will hold multiple bottles at once.

    When you’re carrying it, you’ll be sheltered somewhat from the weight by the padded shoulder straps.

    Pros

    • Manly-looking enough for your baby’s father to use.
    • Enough pockets to keep everything clean and organized.
    • The stroller straps will save you a lot of heavy lifting — you can just attach it to the stroller.
    • You could use this as a real backpack after your small kid days are over.

    2. Kate Spade New York Blake Avenue

    Kate Spade Taden Baby Bag Blake Avenue in Diamond Dot (123)

    If you’re into name brands, even for your diaper bags, you should be prepared to pay for it. Luxury diaper bags cost a lot of money compared to lower-end models. But these bags generally look nice and won’t use cheap materials.

    This bag is made of nylon, and it comes in three colors. It has gold-tone accent hardware on the bag, and its interior is water resistant polyester. So if things leak into this bag, you’ll be able to easily wipe them up with a damp cloth.

    It comes with a good-sized changing pad, which measures 16 inches by 27 inches.

    Just as many other bags have, this one has two outside pockets which will work well for holding bottles. It has four inside pockets which provide plenty of room for all your baby’s stuff.

    Pros

    • It comes with a detachable strap that you can wear across your body if you prefer.
    • This bag will hold up well over the years.
    • Stylish for moms who are concerned about fashion.

    3. Utopia Alley ALLCAMP Diaper Bag

    ALLCAMP diaper bag XXX-Large capacity SUPPORT ANY BABY STROLLER with changing...

    When you are packing a diaper bag for a full day away from the house, you’ll want a bag that’s large enough to fit all the stuff you’re going to need -- multiple bottles, a stack of diapers, a favorite blanket and more. The list is long so you need a bag that will keep up with your demands.

    This polyester diaper bag comes with a changing pad, and it has 19 pockets both on the inside and outside of the bag. It has a zipper closure for the one main compartment. You can put bottles in the two side pockets.

    A larger exterior pocket is great for putting wet items in, and it keeps them away from the clean, dry things in the interior part of the bag.

    It also comes with straps that hook onto the stroller, and it has shoulder straps that are padded. The material is easy to spot clean if it gets dirty.

    Pros

    • Roomy bag.
    • Plenty of pockets.
    • The gray color of this bag will go with most of your outfits.

    4. Skip Hop Duo Double Signature Diaper Bag

    Skip Hop Diaper Bag Tote For Double Strollers With Matching Changing Pad, Duo...

    Carrying a diaper bag for twins presents a unique challenge. You need to carry around twice as much stuff, but you don’t want to feel like your diaper bag is an impossible challenge to carry. What you need is a diaper bag that you can strap onto a stroller to take some of the weight off of you, and something that offers a lot of pockets because you’ll have to stay organized.

    This classy looking bag has a removable shoulder strap that can hook onto the back of a double stroller, which will give your tired arms a much-needed break. It’s made out of polyester, which is a material that can take a beating.

    With 16 pockets, you’ll be able to stay on top of the essential needs for two babies with a little bit of planning and organization. It has two outside pockets to make baby bottles easy to access when you most need them without tearing apart the contents of the rest of the bag in a frantic search for them.

    Your can either carry it as a messenger bag or as a tote bag. The main compartment has a zipper closure, while the other sections use magnetic closures.

    Pros

    • It has an easy-to-reach cell phone pocket.
    • It offers a good mix of exterior/interior pockets.
    • Uses patented Shuttle Clips to attach to a stroller.
    • It includes a changing pad.
    • The bag is phthalate free.

    5. Luliey Messenger Diaper Bag

    Diaper Bag/Baby Bag, Messenger Style Mom/Dad Purse + Infant Changing Mat. By...

    Messenger bags are easy to carry and typically have a more streamlined design than bigger, bulkier diaper bags. If you like wearing a bag comfortably at your hip, you may want to check out the messenger style.

    This diaper bag is made of easy-to-clean polyester. There’s a large compartment in the middle, and there’s three zipper compartments on the front of the bag. It has one elastic pocket for a bottle on the side of the bag.

    It uses a broad, padded strap to distribute the weight on your shoulder more evenly — that eliminates a thin strap digging painfully into your skin. You can also adjust the strap so you can find a good setting for your height.

    It includes a diaper changing pad so you won’t be left looking for a place to change your baby while you’re on the go.

    Pros

    • Its simple color scheme won’t clash with your outfits.
    • This bag is comfortable to wear.
    • Easy to clean.
    • The chest strap is comfortable.

    6. Lullababy Travel Diaper Bag

    TRAVEL PORTABLE BASSINET DIAPER BAG - 3 in 1 Portable Changing Station, Travel...

    When you’re traveling, you need to bring so much stuff with you for your baby -- your baby ends up using more suitcases than you do. You need a diaper bag that is versatile enough that it can cover several of your traveling needs. That will save valuable trunk space and it means less stuff you have to carry into your hotel.

    This bag is a powerhouse for traveling because it also serves as a portable bassinet, a travel crib and changing station. The changing station option is particularly nice because using the bathroom changing stations while you’re traveling is gross. They never seem to be clean.

    This one bag can save you from having to take a bassinet with you or asking your hotel for a crib that will take up a good portion of your small hotel room. The bag has five zippered sections and one insulated compartment.

    When you’re not using it, it folds up and fits nicely into any small space.

    Pros

    • Great versatility with this diaper bag.
    • Easy to spot clean.
    • Easy to store when not in use.

    7. Diaper Dude Sport “His Dudeness” Diaper Bag

    Diaper Dude Sport 'His Dudeness' Diaper Bag by Chris Pegula - Olive Messenger...

    Guys can sometimes be just as picky about the bags they carry as women are. If they look too feminine or dainty, they typically don’t want to carry them. Since today’s men often do just as much for their babies as women do, the dad in your life deserves a bag he won’t be embarrassed to carry.

    This olive-colored men’s messenger bag comes with a strap to wear across the body. This bag looks as manly as a bag can.

    It has a cell phone pocket and even comes with a cheat sheet in the form of handy checklist which is kept on the inside of the flap lining. Clips to attach the bag to a stroller are also included.

    The lining of the bag, as well as the changing pad that comes with it, are bright orange and easy to clean with a damp cloth. In all, there are six outside compartments and three inside pockets.

    Pros

    • This bag is inexpensive compared to many others.
    • Easy to carry with a padded strap.
    • Wipes clean easily.
    • Can attach to a stroller.
    • Comes with a padded tablet pocket.

    8. Wallaroo Diaper Bag Backpack

    Diaper Backpack by Wallaroo - with Stroller Straps, Wet Diaper Bag and Changing...

    When you plan to split the work 50-50 with your baby’s dad, you might want to consider getting a unisex diaper bag. A unisex bag means both you and your partner will feel comfortable carrying the bag around -- it won’t be too girly for him or too manly for you.

    This diaper bag comes with a diaper changing pad and stroller straps. It also comes with a wet bag so you can toss any soiled cloth diapers or wet clothes in and it will protect the other contents of the bag.

    Made of water resistant polyester nylon, this bag gives you easy access to all your items with a number of handy outside pockets. It also has an cell phone pocket on the outside.

    If you need to get some work done and you have extra space in the diaper bag, it also will hold tablets and laptops. There are two water bottle holders on the side.

    Pros

    • You can use this as a regular backpack once your early parenting days are done.
    • It is roomy and has large easily accessible pockets.
    • The fabric is soft.
    • The dark color won’t show stains that will develop over time.

    9. Kidnid Diaper Bag

    Baby Diaper Backpack Bag Unisex Nappy Changing Rucksack with Waterproof Changing...

    Sometimes you don’t want to feel like an ordinary mom who struggles to find time to get her hair brushed before she whisks her baby out of the house for the day. Sometimes you want to feel a bit flashy and stylish -- like the kind of woman who is rocking this motherhood thing effortlessly. A diaper bag can help you regain your inner coolness.

    This diaper bag makes you look like you’re about to step onto a yacht and go off on some big adventure, even if you’re just heading out to do your weekly grocery shopping. It has a ton of compartments and pockets, including the main zipped compartment, five exterior pockets and five inside pockets.

    You’ll also get two stroller hooks and a changing mat with this bag. It’s made of waterproof canvas cotton, which means the fabric will hold up well month after month.

    Pros

    • It has a pacifier clip to prevent that little item from being lost.
    • Cute and stylish striped pattern.
    • It isn’t as bulky as some other bags, and it feels lightweight.

    10. Damero Large Diaper Tote Bag

    Damero Large Diaper Tote Satchel Bag with Drawstring Organizer Bag (Red)

    When you want a diaper bag that’s easy to carry and has a relaxed style to it, you should consider getting a tote diaper bag. This type of low-key, but functional and spacious, diaper bag may be just what you’re looking for.

    This bag is brightly colored and has an interesting pattern. It’s not the type of diaper bag that will fade into the background — it’s a show stealer. The bag is made of waterproof nylon and uses a drawstring to close.

    There are seven interior pockets that are smaller in size and are insulated. Four pockets are on the outside of the bag, including two pockets for bottles on both sides of the bag. It also includes straps that can be used to hook it onto a stroller. You’ll also get a changing pad with this.

    Pros

    • This bag is lightweight.
    • It is very inexpensive.
    • It has a lot of pockets both on the inside and outside.

    The Bottom Line

    I love the Wallaroo diaper bag backpack. When it comes to diaper bags, I’m a fan of both the messenger styles and the backpacks. To me, they are the easiest to carry, especially for moms who are having to lug most of the stuff by themselves.

    This bag has a wet bag, which I appreciate since moms often end up with wet baby clothes they need to keep away from the other items in the bag.

    The bag’s dark color won’t show the stains that happen routinely when you’re a mom, and it has enough pockets to keep me happy.

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