8 Best Diaper Bags of 2019

Best Diaper Bags of 2019

May 24, 2019

Best Diaper Bags of 2019

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Diaper bags a workhorse, letting parents get out and about with kids in tow without having to worry about hangry meltdowns and blowouts.

They tote bottles, snacks, toys, books, blankies, parent necessities and, of course, diapers and wipes, so you can take your family show on the road.

Do You Need a Diaper Bag?

Real talk: kids are unpredictable. Just when you think your child is full, minutes later they’ll want a snack. And it’s practically guaranteed that your super-regular baby who always poops in the morning will have an afternoon blowout if you’re anywhere inconvenient (think: on a plane, hiking, shopping, at that nice-ish restaurant).

Being able to tote around key essentials means you can deal with whatever scenario arises without having to pack up and head home. That being said, you can use a regular backpack or tote bag to cart around what your child needs. You can even slip a changing clutch—a folded changing pad you can tuck diapers and the bare essentials inside of—into your usual bag.

What Types of Diaper Bags Are There?

Diaper bags come in a variety of styles including:

  • Backpacks: These let you have your hands free and can be even be worth with a baby carrier in the front.
  • Tote bags: The most “purse”-like of the diaper bag bunch.
  • Satchels: These often (but not always) have longer straps and can worn crossbody.
  • Clutches: No nonsense, small and very portable.

Need help figuring out what kind of diaper bag to get? Check out the How to Choose a Diaper Bag guide for tips on what to consider.

How Long Will You Use a Diaper Bag?

You’ll likely use a diaper bag from birth through the toddler years, and maybe into the preschool days (hello: potty accidents). Since you’ll probably be using it for years, when you’re picking out a diaper bag, think about if the style and color/pattern will be something you’ll want to tote around three years from now.

To start your search, take a look at diaper bags that Babylist parents recommend.

How We Choose Our Best Diaper Bags Picks

We asked thousands of real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most. We took the top products they shared with us and added our own research and insight—as well as some our personal faves—to tell you about the best diaper bags.

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A Stroller’s Best Friend

Why We Love It

This over-the-shoulder tote easily clips onto a stroller and has 10 standard pockets, including two mesh ones on the side for bottles, to keep all your odds and ends organized. Just keep in mind that there’s no insulation to keep bottles hot or cold.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It holds a lot and has lots of pockets. The stroller clips are a really great feature.” -Liz

The Everything Bag

Why We Love It

Like a superhero, the B.F.F. bag transforms from an over-the-shoulder tote to a messenger bag to a backpack in an instant. It can take a beating too—its Teflon-coated material repels dirt and stains and is machine washable. And, parents swoon over the insulated bottle storage and memory-foam shoulder straps. But for those who need a ton of space for cloth diapers, twins or pumping equipment, this bag could run small.

What Babylist Parents Say

“I love how wide the bag opens—it makes it so easy to find stuff. This bag holds a lot, but isn’t too big.” -Marie

Looks Like a Purse

Why We Love It

If you want a diaper bag that could double as an oversized purse, the Triple Threat definitely fits the bill. It has plenty of pockets to stash must-haves, including two insulated ones. The structured bottom keeps it standing upright at all times, and when you’re done using it as a diaper bag, it’s perfect as a travel carry-on.

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Changing Station Champ

Why We Love It

This roomy backpack has a genius feature: a built-in changing station that folds out long so you can change your little one’s diapers anywhere without stressing about germy surfaces (or worrying about staining your friend’s couch). The only thing parents miss? A quick-access exterior pocket to stash a cell phone, wallet or keys.

What Babylist Parents Say

“There’s a good amount of storage and the attached changing pad is a lifesaver. I love that I can switch between shoulder and crossbody straps and backpack mode too.” -Eliza

Excellent Organization

Why We Love It

More utilitarian than stylish, the Forma Backpack has a place for everything. Two zippered cubes—an insulated one to hold bottles and food and a mesh one for clothing, sunscreen or snacks—sit in the front compartment. Side pockets are insulated, too, and there’s plenty of space in the main compartment for additional items.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It’s so handy to be hands free! And there’s lots of room for everything.” -Lindsey

Tote It to Work

Why We Love It

This tote is chic and functional—it’s designed to look like a carryall you’d take to work but has diaper-bag details including several pockets (one of them insulated) inside. There’s room for a 11” laptop next to the changing pad, and you can wipe the vegan leather clean.

Practical Pick

Why We Love It

Modern and gender-neutral, this backpack is liked by moms and dads for its thoughtful features. It includes an insulated bottle pocket as well as a side pocket that dispenses wipes. You don’t even need to open the main compartment during diaper changes because essentials can fit in the outside pockets.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It’s lightweight and has lots of room. I love all of the storage options.” -Ashley J.

For the Minimalist

Why We Love It

It’s the smallest bag on this list with enough space to accommodate one or two diapers, a small pack of wipes and parent stuff like your cell, sunnies and credit cards. It’s especially great for quick outings, when you don’t want to schelp a lot of stuff with you, and looks chic slung around hips.


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Choosing What’s Right for You

When selecting a diaper bag, be sure to give thought to how you (and your partner or other caregivers) want to carry it.

Whatever diaper bag you choose should provide the functionality and convenience that makes getting out of the house with your kids that much easier—and more enjoyable.

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