11 Best Diaper Backpacks of 2020

Best Backpack Diaper Bags of 2020

March 4, 2020

Best Backpack Diaper Bags of 2020

Best Backpack Diaper Bags of 2020
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When you’re out with your little one, you have your hands full. Which is exactly why a diaper backpack is so appealing—it holds all of your things and leaves your hands free to hold your baby, push your stroller or pick up your toddler’s favorite toy that’s just fallen on the ground for the sixth time.

Backpack-style diaper bags offer all the space a regular backpack provides but are also usually equipped with built-in baby must-haves like insulated bottle holders, a wipes holder and a changing pad. Just like traditional diaper bags, backpack styles are available in a huge range of designs and budgets, so it’s easy to find one that’s right for you.

How to Choose a Backpack Diaper Bag

A few things to consider as you shop:

  • Fit: How big is the bag? Does its shape and size fit your body size comfortably? Would it work for other caregivers as well?
  • Comfort: Look for wide straps that’ll distribute weight evenly. Padded ones are a bonus.
  • Storage: Pockets are critical! Look for a big, roomy main compartment with plenty of smaller pockets suitable for stashing all your baby basics like bottles, clothes, toys and diapers, of course. A few easy-to-reach pockets on the outside are must-haves for storing parent gear like your keys and phone.
  • Extras: Stroller straps let you attach the diaper bag to your stroller. So it’s a bonus if your bag includes those too.

Here are our favorite backpack diaper bag picks.

Beautiful + Functional

Designed by moms, this sleek, modern diaper bag goes from daycare to dinner, no problem. Classy good looks on the outside (thanks vegan black leather!), it’s all business on the inside with 10 pockets including five inside, a large zippered pocket and two bottle holders outside for easy access.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 13” x 15” x 7”
Care Wipe clean

Two Favorites in One

Two of our absolute favorite brands come together in this exclusive-to-Babylist backpack diaper bag + changing pad combo that’s as stylish as it is functional. The Birdling backpack is made from durable canvas and has plenty of pockets for all of your stuff, while the Gathre changing mat is soft, smooth and easily wipes clean.

Additional Specs
Dimensions Bag: 6.25” x 13” x 15; Mat: 14” x 22”
Care Wipe clean

Straightforward Style

This no-nonsense diaper backpack gets the job done in a big way. The MainFrame has plenty of room for all of your baby’s (and your) gear. The main compartment has an extra-wide opening so it’s easy to find your things and a structured frame so it won’t topple over every time you set it down to reach inside. There are also lots of pockets (including two zippered pockets and two bottle holders on the outside) and a tech pocket, too.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 14.25” x 6.25” x 14.75”
Care Spot clean

Most Affordable

There’s more than enough space for all your baby gear in this budget-friendly diaper backpack. It features 15 pockets overall, including a water-resistant pocket and three insulated ones, as well as plenty of room for things like your phone, keys and wallet. And at under $25, you can’t beat the price.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 10.6” x 8.3” x 16.5”
Care Wipe clean

Gender Neutral

With utilitarian styling and a few neutral color options, this diaper bag backpack looks good on any parent. The basic design and wide zippered pockets make reaching for your stuff easy, and the padded backpack straps are comfortable for carrying. There’s a coordinated changing pad included.

Dimensions 17.5” x 12.5” x 5.5”
Care Spot clean

Vegan Style

If you want the look of a luxury leather bag but prefer something made from animal-friendly materials, this vegan diaper backpack is the perfect choice. We love the modern but soft look and of course the super-roomy interior and the 12 pockets. The backpack straps are detachable so the bag can also be worn over your shoulder (there’s a messenger strap included).

Additional Specs
Dimensions 13” x 15” x 8”
Care Wipe clean

Luxury Leather

For a luxury leather splurge, Mina Baie is where it’s at. The Harper looks more like a chic bag than it does a diaper backpack. We love the roomy interior (the midi is the perfect “in between” size—not too large and not too small), easy-access zippered pockets and of course the beautiful pebbled leather. And if leather isn’t your thing, check out the brand’s vegan bag options.

Dimensions 13.5” x 10.75” x 7.25”
Care Wipe clean

Simple and Stylish

Thoughtful touches like a wipes-dispensing pocket and faux leather details make this basic backpack special. Stash must-haves in multiple storage pockets and the side-pocket bottle holder. It also has padded straps for comfort and stroller loops to give your shoulders a break.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 15.5” x 9” x 15”
Care Wipe clean

Easy to Clean

You’re going to set your diaper bag down on all sorts of dirty surfaces and something is bound to spill on the inside (hello: diaper cream, apple sauce packets and Cheerios). But with the BFF diaper bag, you don’t have to worry. The Teflon-coated fabric resists stains and the crumb drain at the bottom of the bag makes shaking out the yuck so much easier. You can even toss the bag in the washing machine. Nine pockets and two insulated bottle holders keep everything organized and a memory foam changing pad keeps your baby comfy. Choose from prints and colors and wear it as a backpack, messenger or tote.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 14” x 12” x 6.5”
Care Machine washable, air dry

Eco-Friendly

Looking for a diaper bag option that’s also friendly to the environment? The Envi is made from recycled plastic bottles and vegan leather trim. It has six pockets, including two stretchy concealed bottle pockets, and comes with a changing pad and a reusable food tower.

Dimensions 12.5” x 7.5” x 15.5”
Care Spot clean with damp cloth

Best for Twins

If you’re toting around stuff for two kids, you need a diaper bag that’s spacious and super organized. Enter: Petunia Pickle Bottom’s signature square diaper backpack. It’s big and boxy and has five interior pockets, four bottle holders (two are insulated and the other two are easy-to-grab on the exterior) and a built-in wipes case. Wear it like a traditional backpack or crossbody style, or use the included stroller straps to easily attach it to most stroller models. Available in 10 striking prints.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 13” x 13.5” x 5.5”
Care Spot clean
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