11 Functional and Fashion-Forward Diaper Bags We Love

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There are likely plenty of items on your registry or on your must-have list that revolve around your baby. And while a diaper bag is necessary when welcoming a baby into your life, it doesn’t need to be all about them. This item can actually be more about you, your style, and your needs.

I had the hardest time deciding on a diaper bag. There were so many options and along with that, so many opinions. Some friends said I should just use any old backpack, other friends said I should choose something unisex that my husband wouldn’t mind carrying, and others said I should pick what I want and not care about if my husband wants to carry it because it’s mine and my opinion and style overrides his. In the end I took that last piece of advice to heart and ignored my husband’s selection (sorry not sorry!) and chose a fashionable bag that I was excited to carry around. Because let’s be real, as a mom now for almost two years, I wear this bag more than any other bag (or truly more than any other item) that I own.

After much debate I went with the Freshly Picked Classic Diaper Bag, but also researched a bunch of other options. When choosing a bag, consider how big you want it be, think about if you’ll use it for travel, if you will be carrying a laptop, whether you prefer a backpack or tote style (or perhaps a hybrid), if it has enough pockets, and if the material is capable of staying clean (reminder: kids are messy). Consider your lifestyle and what aspects will be most important to you.

It’s a lot to think about, so we wanted to share our list of stylish diaper bags below; from investment options to budget finds. Everyone has their own set of priorities, so read on to see our favorite functional and chic diaper bags.

Freshly Picked

Sage Classic Diaper Bag

This high quality diaper bag looks good and will stand up to the demands of motherhood. The bag can be worn as a backpack or cross-body, or can easily be draped over stroller handlebars. There's plenty of space to fit everything you need without feeling overwhelming or too big.

Available in several colors as well as a mini version.

Fawn

The Original Diaper Bag

Fawn has fashionable yet functional diaper bags and we love The Original thanks to all the pockets (12!), the fact that it can be worn as a backpack or messenger style, and, simply put, it looks good.

Several colors available, plus a mini size option as well.

Rafi Nova

Fences X Rafi Nova Voyager Backpack

Adventuring families, look no further than Rafi Nova, a brand all about encouraging parents to continue going on adventures with little ones in tow. The bag has ample space for all your necessities. There are plenty of pockets, including an exterior laptop pocket.

Target

Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Diaper Bag

There's a lot to love abotut this bag, but most notable it has a zip-out diaper changing station (genius!). It's also water-resistant, has plenty of space and pockets, and a wide zip top for easy access to contents. Wear it as a backpack or cross-body/shoulder bag.

Amazon

Skip Hop Diaper Backpack

Skip Hop is known for making functional products that parents need, so their diaper bag is no exception. It's made from durable, wipe-clean vegan leather, has enough pockets to keep you organized, and has built in stroller straps.

Target

Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Bag

We love this bag for how easily you can find what you need thanks to a wide opening. It also has two insulated side bottle pockets and other nice touches like built-in stroller straps and is under $75.

Amazon

Pipi Bear Diaper Bag

The budget buy on the list, this highly-rated utility diaper bag can be worn as a backpack or a tote and costs less than $30! Key features include insulated space for bottles, a changing pad, and wet/dry separation pocket.

Available in 3 color options.

Dagne Dover

Wade Diaper Tote

If you prefer a tote-style bag, this one by Dagne Dover is a great choice. It can clip to your stroller, includes a mini changing mat and extra pouches and even has a luggage sleeve for traveling with baby.

Shopbop

Herschel Supply Co.

This sturdy unisex bag has plenty of space, plus snap-down sides that expand to allow for extra packing space. It also comes with a changing mat.

Happy Mango

Nuna Diaper Bag

If you're looking for a bag that doesn't scream diaper bag, here's a good option. The bag can be worn over the shoulder, cross-body, or as a backpack, includes a luggage sleeve for travel, and fits a tablet or laptop up to 13 inches. These are just a few of the stand-out highlights, but this bag pretty much does it all.

7AM

London Diaper Backpack

This lightweight backpack is great for daily activities but also for travel, thanks to pockets for bottles, a suitcase strap on the back, plus a laptop compartment.