This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Poppy Barley but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.
There are likely plenty of items on your registry or on your must-have list that revolve around your baby. And while looking for the best diaper bags may be 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.
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.
Engineered by a team of parents, The Beyond Diaper Bag grows with your family—from newborn to toddler to kid (even a gym bag for mom!). Worthy of your investment, this chic bag is made with high-quality pebbled leather and features a waterproof/wipeable interior.
You’ll appreciate the backpack style, easy-access opening, and Mary Poppins magical storage almost as much as you’ll love the elevated design. Finally a bag for people with kids that you’d carry even if you were flying solo!
also available in biscotti
This diaper backpack is a long-time reader and editor favorite. It's made of easy-to-clean neoprene, has a zipper pocket for easy wipe access, a luggage sleeve, and a laptop pocket. It also comes with stroller clips, a mini changing mat and pouch, and a water-resistant zipper bag. Read our full review here.
5 colors and 3 sizes available
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 crossbody, or can easily be draped over stroller handlebars. There's plenty of space to fit everything you need without feeling overwhelming or too big.
10+ colors/patterns available
We love this bag for how easily you can find what you need thanks to a wide top opening. It also has two insulated side bottle pockets and other nice touches like built-in stroller straps—plus, it's under $75.
3 colors available
Fawn Design 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.
2 colors available, plus a mini size option as well!
If you're looking for a bag that doesn't scream diaper bag, here's a good option. Built for on-the-go parents, this backpack is made from water-repellent recycled nylon and has pockets to hold all the essentials. It also has a removable pouch that can be worn as a crossbody for when you just need a few things. It has a luggage sleeve, and the backpack straps can be unhooked and clipped onto a stroller.
2 colors available
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.
There's a lot to love about this bag, but most notably, 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 crossbody/shoulder bag.
more colors available
The budget buy on the list, this highly-rated utility diaper bag has 14 separate pockets—and costs just about $40! Key features include insulated space for bottles, stroller hooks, and wet/dry separation pockets.
3 colors/patterns available
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.
5 colors available
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.
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.
This post was in partnership with Poppy Barley but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend products we genuinely love.