The 7 Best Diaper Bags to Buy in 2018

Keep your baby supplies neat and organized with these top picks

Lots of transformations happen when you have a baby. Among them: You stop being someone who carries a purse or a wallet and become someone who carries a diaper bag. It doesn’t matter how much of a minimalist mama or papa you are or aspire to be; the fact is, babies and toddlers need stuff—diapers, wipes, pacifiers, extra outfits, baby food pouches, snack puffs, etc., etc.,—and when you’re out in the world with your tiny human, you’re the one responsible for hauling it all around.

Chances are, your pretty little pre-baby tote isn’t up for the job. And while there’s really no need to cart around enough gear to fill a wheeled suitcase, you are likely going to want a bag that’s specifically designed for the task, with parent-friendly features like convertible straps so you can carry it in multiple ways, the ability to attach it to your stroller, insulated pockets for bottles, pockets for organizing, a changing pad, and plenty of interior room.

To help narrow down the options, we’ve researched the best diapers bags available right now.

Best Overall Diaper Bag: Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag

Fashionable and functional, the Duo is the first diaper bag that Skip Hop debuted back in 2003, and it has been a favorite of on-the-go parents ever since. The updated Duo Signature boasts all of the features that have made it a perennial best-seller, plus some new, convenient additions that parents requested.

The BPA-free, phthalate-free polyester bag features 10 handy pockets—including an easy-access tech pocket for your phone—as well as a zip-top closure, tote handles and a shoulder strap with slip-on shoulder pad, and the company’s patented shuttle clips that let you attach it to your stroller. It’s big enough to hold a 15-inch laptop or tablet and comes with a cushioned changing pad. A new front panel design has added to both the storage capacity and stability of the bag. Bonus: It’s available in a wide array of gender-neutral patterns and colors. Overall, it’s a spacious, lightweight, durable, and good-looking diaper bag.

Best Diaper Bag for Dads: Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

No, this bag isn’t “only” for dads—but Bag Nation’s unisex, utilitarian black diaper bag backpack is cool enough that we bet most dads will be happy toting it around.

This bag is designed to be worn as a backpack: It has ergonomically padded shoulder straps and a padded back panel with breathable mesh. Pack it full and your guy (or you) will still be comfortable. It also includes adjustable stroller straps and comes with a changing pad and a sundry bag. Gear-happy guys will love the 14 pockets that this bag boasts, so all of baby’s creams, pacis, and toys can stay organized and in place. There’s even a dedicated wipes pocket for easy access and an insulated bottle pocket.

This bag is also designed to last: It’s made of water-resistant twill polyester, and includes a lifetime warranty.

Best Diaper Backpack: HaloVa Diaper Bag Waterproof Travel Backpack

HaloVa’s Land series diaper bag backpack is one of the top-selling diaper bags on Amazon, with more than 1,800 customer reviews and a 4.5-star average rating. This diaper bag backpack is made of waterproof oxford fabric and is sturdy but lightweight, stylish, affordable, and comes in lots of colors.

The Land series has a generous insulated front zippered pocket to hold three slim bottles, and an exterior wipes pocket. In the back, it has an additional large zippered pocket, a wet pocket, and a zippered tech pocket. Inside, it has several elasticized pockets and a zippered interior pocket for organizing bottles, creams and the like, and plenty of space in the cavity for clothes and diapers.

The biggest drawback to this diaper bag is the lack of any way to attach it to a stroller, so you’ll need to wear it as a backpack, stash in your stroller carriage, or carry it by the handles.

Need some more help finding what you're looking for? Read through our best backpack diaper bags article.

Best Diaper Bag for Twins: Skip Hop Duo Double Signature Diaper Bag

Expecting twins? Skip Hop’s signature Duo diaper bag comes in a bigger model that’s perfect for parents of multiples or those with two under two. The Duo Double’s generous size—it’s 18 inches long and 13.25 inches high—and 16 pockets (including two insulated bottle pockets) make it an ideal diaper bag for parents who need to tote around two of everything. Plus, the Duo Double boasts that it’s the only diaper bag designed for specifically for side-by-side double strollers. (In fact, it’s not for use with single strollers). It also has tote straps and a removable messenger strap, as well as an included changing pad.

Best Large/Travel Diaper Bag: Arrows Weekender Bag

Packing for your baby’s first overnight trip to Grandma’s is easier when you’ve got a jumbo-sized diaper bag to tote all that extra gear in, and the Arrows Weekender is the biggest diaper bag we’ve found, measuring 19" x 15" x 6". (The dimensions make it a great choice for cloth-diapering parents, too!) There are two deep exterior pockets and four interior pockets.

On the downside: There’s no changing pad included, and there’s no way to attach it to a stroller. But the washable cotton canvas Arrows bag can be carried as a shoulder bag or by the two vegan leather straps. And on the plus side: This versatile weekender will serve you long after you’re done with diapers.

Best Convertible: Ju-Ju-Be Legacy Collection B.F.F. Convertible Diaper Bag

Convertible diaper bags are designed to be carried in multiple ways, and Ju-Ju-Be’s B.F.F. bag is definitely versatile—it can be carried by its top handle, or worn as a messenger bag or backpack. The straps are made of cushy memory foam and are designed to not slip off your shoulder (something that’s extra annoying when you have a baby in your arms!).

Beyond comfort, the B.F.F. earns its name thanks to its multiple mom-friendly features: Teflon-treated, stain-repelling outer fabric, an antimicrobial interior lining that reduces odor-causing bacteria and mildew (in case, you know, a bottle spills and you forget about it), and the ability to toss the whole thing in the washing machine if, despite all of the above, it needs a good cleaning.

The B.F.F. comes with a memory foam changing pad and boasts a ton of cool organizational features, including two insulated bottle pockets; a zippered front "mommy" pocket for essentials like phone, keys, and sunglasses; gusseted and zippered interior pockets, and—pure genius—a back pocket with “crumb drains.”

Most Organized: Graco Gotham Smart Organizer System

Staying organized when you are a parent is no easy feat. This diaper backpack from Graco will make the task just a bit easier with multiple pockets that are made for bottles, burp cloths, and even a wipes dispenser. It also has smaller pockets on the inside to house keys, medical supplies, cell phones, and more. Along with all of the pockets, this diaper backpack also comes with a changing pad which makes changing diapers on-the-go easy. 

Reviewers love how roomy this bag is and that it is unisex so both parents will feel comfortable toting it around. 

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