Babies come with a lot of stuff. And when you’re out and about, a roomy diaper bag is the place for everything you need to be prepared for whatever the day throws your way. Blow outs, meltdowns, snack attacks–anything can happen, right? And even though you’re carting around a ton of stuff, is it too much to ask for a cute, stylish diaper bag that doesn’t scream, well…DIAPER BAG?

It’s not, mamas. In fact, with all the completely fabulous options out there, the harder part is deciding which stylish diaper bag to choose. (Followed closely by what to pack in the diaper bag, but that’s another story. Literally.)

What should you look for in a diaper bag?

Well, that depends on the way you roll. Evaluating the following features based on your needs is the best way to lock in a style you love.


Are you a diapers, wipes and snacks minimalist who can’t be bogged down with 25 pounds of stuff in addition to a baby? We see you. Prefer to be prepared for the apocalypse with multiple wardrobe changes, toys, a blanket, hat, sunscreen and a bottle collection? No problem. There’s a bag for that.


One thing that sets diaper bags apart from standard bags is that they generally offer tons of organization. Consider the specialty pocket features like insulated spots for bottles, pacifier pouches and built-in storage for wet stuff.

Changing pad

Many styles come with a changing pad included. Others require a separate purchase. And in some cases, it’s built right in.

Carry options

It’s no surprise that diaper bags get heavy fast. If you’re hauling around a ton of stuff, a shoulder tote may not be your best bet. Luckily there are alternatives like diaper bag backpacks or even super convenient stroller straps.

Co-sharing your diaper bag with dad

If your diaper bag arrangement means handing it back and forth between you and your partner, certain styles likely won’t cut it. But that doesn’t mean you need to settle on a men’s diaper bag. There are plenty of gender-neutral options that are super stylish for both of you.

Ok. Now onto the fun stuff. We’ve rounded up our favorite cute diaper bags that don’t actually look like diaper bags, but instead like the cute, super chic bags you might have carried before the days of finding crushed-up puffs at the bottom of your purse. From diaper bag backpacks to stylish diaper bags that you’d feel great carrying even without baby in tow, there’s something here for every kind of mama. (Looking for something smaller to carry just the essentials? Check out these mom-friendly fanny packs instead!)

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From stylish diaper bags to diaper bag backpacks, these diaper bags prove you can get the job done—and look darn good while doing it.

Best diaper bag backpacks

Skiphop Forma Pack & Go Diaper Backpack

Skip Hop

Forma Pack & Go Diaper Backpack


There’s a reason the Skip Hop Forma Pack & Go Diaper Backpack is the brand’s best seller. First of all this quilted beauty is an organizational dream. The wide opening keeps everything inside easily accessible while two generous insulated side pockets can keep bottles and water right within reach. But our favorite feature are the two removable packing cubes that perfectly nest in the front pocket. They’re ideal for containing grab-and-go essentials like diapering or feeding needs so you don’t have to lug the entire bag wherever you need to go. It also includes a cushioned changing pad and built in stroller straps. Swoon!

Indi Diaper Backpack

Dagne Dover

Indi Diaper Backpack Large


The Dagne Dover diaper bag is the Mary Poppins of diaper bags, with slick mesh slim pockets inside of a structured and stretchy backpack that feels like it can hold everything. Made of an easy-to-clean premium neoprene fabric (what the brand is known for), the inside is a true treasure trove of goodies, including a fold-out changing mat, zipper pouch, and even a laptop sleeve. (And if you dig the style but don’t need to lug around all the things for all the people, it comes in two smaller sizes as well.)

Fisher - Price Morgan Quilted Diaper Backpack

Fisher Price

Morgan Quilted Diaper Backpack


Four and half stars and hundreds of reviews suggest this affordable bag from Fisher-Price hits all the marks. It not only features plenty of pockets to keep everything organized, and an included changing pad, it can also keep three bottles or sippy cups cold in the insulated front pocket!

Huhu Everyday Diaper Backpack 2.0


Everyday Diaper Backpack 2.0


If you’re tired of your diaper bag becoming a black hole, the hyper-functional, mom-designed bag from Huhu has got you covered. The genderless diaper bag backpack features a one-handed opening, moveable dividers and removable pouches, internal and external quick-access pockets, and wide cushy backpack straps to make carrying all the things as easy as can be.

Parker Clay Mari Backpack

Parker Clay

Mari Backpack


This is the diaper bag you’ll use throughout your baby-slinging days, into the older years and still have it kicking around when they have kiddos. Sustainably crafted from premium Ethiopian full grain leather, Parker Clay’s Mari Backpack is designed for all stages of parenthood with bottle holders, six pockets for essentials, stroller straps and a padded laptop sleeve. It’s durable, made-to-last, and gets better with age. (Just like you, mama.) And if all that’s not enough to steal your heart, Parker Clay’s social mission might be. Their Ethiopian factories employ at-risk women, providing them a safe work environment and livable wage along with the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and advance their careers.

mina baie vegan kinney

Mina Baie

Vegan Kinney


If you’re on the hunt for a diaper bag backpack that’s as stylish and multifaceted as you are, look no further than Mina Baie’s Vegan Kinney Backpack. Made of microfiber vegan leather, the bag is water-resistant and easy to clean… meaning you don’t have to worry the next time a sippy cup leaks and soaks your entire bag. It has four exterior pockets and eight pockets on the inside (including an insulated bottle pocket), in addition to an attached key ring strap and and a built-in padded laptop sleeve. Not feeling the backpack style for the day? No problem. The Vegan Kinney easily converts to a cross-body or shoulder bag.



Baby Bag


We admit it. We’re totally obsessed with all things Caraa. Their chic city aesthetic is perfect for any occasion whether you’re exploring Paris or (let’s be more realistic) carting small people from daycare to home and back again. The Baby Bag features plenty of pockets for all the things along including an insulated exterior pocket to keep things hot or cold and can be worn backpack or cross-body style.


State Bags

Lorimer Diaper Bag


State makes some of the most high-quality, go-anywhere bags on the market. So we were thrilled when we got word they launched a brand new parent-friendly backpack. Two separate main pockets keep things organized while generous side pockets can easily accommodate bottles and sippy cups (and let’s be real–coffee). It also comes with a changing pad and adjustable straps which easily attach to your stroller. What’s more, each State Bag sold helps support American children and families in need.

Jujube Be Right Back


Be Right Back


From day care drop off to work and back again, this mighty backpack is ready to carry anything and everything (including your laptop!). Both the front and back unzip nearly all the way around to keep things easily organized and accessible. And because we’ve all known the horror of finding a forgotten snack in the bottom of a bag, we’re big fans of the silver-ion treated interior, which resists bacteria, mold and mildew.


Fawn Design



Stylish and versatile, this bag can be worn as a cross body or as a backpack. It’s roomy without being bulky, and the wide, half-round zip top makes it easy to see what you’re looking for. 12 total pockets make organization easy, but if you’re looking for even more, there’s a selection of gorgeous accessories to match.


Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack in Sand:Black

Petunia Pickle Bottom

Boxy Backpack


This style from diaper bag experts Petunia Pickle Bottom has thought of everything. The top loading design provides easy access to a spacious main compartment while the deep external pockets are generous enough to hold even adult-sized water bottles. There’s a padded tech sleeve for your laptop, a zip-out changing station and removable changing pad, a convenient clip for hand sanitizer, keys or pacifiers and both backpack straps and a removable tote strap. And while all that is great, our favorite detail may just be the fun contrast lining!


Luli Bebé

Monaco Diaper Bag


With its top-loading design and stylish silhouette, the newly launched Monaco from Luli Bebé is as functional as it is gorgeous. It’s got nine pockets to keep you organized and knob base feet to keep it clean and upright when you set it down. And while it may look luxe, it doesn’t mean it’s fragile! The exterior can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth.

Paperclip Willow Diaper Bag


Willow Recycled Ocean Plastic Convertible Backpack


This bag is seriously ready for anything. Playground trips, darting around the city, surviving a zombie apocalypse…you name it. Not only does it feature ample storage including a padded laptop compartment and suitcase pass-thru, but it also has an integrated changing station that provides privacy and security with built-in sidewalls (which can easily detach when it’s time to be cleaned.) And if that’s not impressive enough, it’s made from recycled ocean plastic, making it as good for the environment as it is for parents.


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City Pack


This simple, modern backpack can easily take you from a day at work to dinner with the kiddos. We love the hardware details, the lightweight design, and the hidden back pocket.

Vogshow Waterproof Bag


Waterproof Bag


If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option that doesn’t lack any of the bells and whistles, check out this highly-rated pick from Vogshow. On the outside you’ll find a completely waterproof exterior, one-handed magnetic opening and thoughtfully designed pockets. Inside there’s a place to keep wet items separated, and insulated pockets to keep snacks and bottles cool. Talk about bang for the buck!





Budget friendly and super organized, this top-loading bag boasts over 4K reviews and incredible ratings which call it everything from “the perfect mom backpack” to “the best bag we own.” It offers multiple pockets, including an insulated one for snacks or bottles and the waterproof cotton material both inside and outside is ideal for those inevitable spills.

Honest Cross Country Diaper Bag


Cross Country Diaper Bag


This luxurious Cross Country Diaper Bag is made from vegan leather, has a wipeable, easy-to-clean lining, two large insulated pockets for snacks or bottles and a convertible crossbody strap making it easy to carry. You may just keep this bag forever and use it long after baby outgrows it!

Best diaper bag totes

Colugo diaper bag tote


The Diaper Tote


Sleek and simple, the Diaper Tote from Colugo carries everything you need and keeps everything super accessible. The wide opening allows you to grab exactly what you’re looking for while a plethora of pockets prevents it from turning into a black hole. We also love the addition of a detachable insulated bottle holder to keep bottles fresh while on the go. It’s waterproof and wipeable inside and out, so you’re protected from the elements and the occasional (somewhat inevitable) spill as well!

CityMouse CityMini Sling Diaper Bag


citymini Sling Diaper Bag


Minimalist mamas, rejoice! This functional sling diaper bag packs everything you need into a silhouette that’s so stylish you’ll carry it even when you leave the babe behind. Designed by a mom who wanted something that checked all the boxes, it does all that and then some. Inner pouches sized perfectly for diapers and wipes? Check. A snug spot to hold a sippy cup? Got it. Magnetic close pockets to keep your essentials secure? Of course. Water-resistant and washable material? That too. The only thing you have to debate about is which of the six fab strap designs to choose from.

Beis The Diaper Bag


The Diaper Bag


The diaper bag from Béis is so well designed, it could make Mary Poppins jealous. They’ve literally thought of everything.  It’s loaded with tons of interior and exterior pockets to keep you organized and includes practically everything but the diapers! It’s got a changing pad, odor-proof pouch, an adorable teether, key fob, pacifier pouch and tons of space for your personal essentials. But the best part? Four sets of straps to fit your style of the day: stroller straps, an adjustable shoulder strap, 2 flat shoulder straps and chic chain straps because you’ve still got it, mama.🔥

Caraa Baby Tote


Baby Tote


Like the Caraa Baby Bag above, the recently released Baby Tote offers a stylish solution to schelpping everything from diapers and bottles to your laptop and workout clothes. (Seriously, half the rave reviews are from folk who don’t even have babies.) Carry it as a tote or crossbody with the removable strap, or hang it from your stroller with the included straps. Two easy-access exterior drink pockets keep your water bottle handy, but the biggest organizational feature is the clear, removable caddy. Not only does it keep everything in its place, it also makes it easy to evaluate everything you’re carrying at a glance!

Calpak Luka Duffel


Luka Duffel


While not exactly labeled a “diaper bag,” the Luka Duffel from travel experts Calpak is lauded as a super mama-friendly option in style conscious circles. The lightweight nylon duffel offers nine organizational pockets, including one on the bottom for shoes that can easily double as a place to stash wet or soiled clothes. It’s large enough to take on a weekend trip but not so big you’ll feel silly carrying it day to day. And it comes in tons of fresh colors!



Carry-All Tote


The Momkindess Carry All Tote Trio not only holds everything you need during your travels with a brilliant 3-in-1 design that consists of a tote, organizer and removable diaper clutch (for when you just need the essentials!), it’s also made from stylish and easy-to-clean glazed canvas—so you won’t have to stress about the inevitable spills. And if you want to make it even more unique, check out their gorgeous woven straps that allow it to be carried as a shoulder bag or backpack.


Anjie + Ash

Crossbody Parent Bag


Once you get the hang of things, mama, you might find that you want to pare things down and only carry around the essentials. This crossbody bag feels more like a purse than anything else, but has ample room for the necessities: inside fits up to six diapers, wipes, a phone, wallet, snacks, and the outside has pockets for two bottles.


Herschel Supply

Strand Sprout Shoulder Bag


This bag feels like a cooler and way more modern version of what Mary Poppins would carry. It’s big enough to carry everything you need for an entire day out, ideal for having when you travel by plane, but also still super stylish and cool that it won’t interfere with your #OOTD. It includes a good-sized removable changing pad with an inspiring message.



Soho Diaper Satchel


I’m a huge fan of 7AM Enfant products because they last forever. This diaper bag is no exception, after three kids and being tossed around in multiple strollers, trunks and plane floors, it’s still looking fabulous. It comes with multiple pockets for you to stay super organized, plus, it includes stroller straps for easy installment onto any stroller and easy access to the inside of the bag.



Fanny Pack


If you are a minimalist mom and hate carrying big bags when going for just a quick outing, this fanny pack is everything you ever dreamed of. Small, but mighty, it comes with a changing pad that will come to your rescue when you need it, a pocket for dirty clothes (or diapers if you have nowhere to throw them out) because blow outs happen when you least expect them, and a small pouch for your cellphone and keys. We’ve taken this one hiking (with twins!) and it’s the best!


Baby K’tan

Flex Convertible Diaper Bag


Parents rave about this bag because it can be worn three ways: as a messenger, on the shoulder, or as a backpack. But beyond versatility, the Baby K’tan Flex is all about hidden storage solutions, with nine handy pockets and a built-in insulated cooler big enough to hold roughly three 8-ounce bottles and a sippy cup. If you’ve ever left the house for hours on end and needed to keep a lot of milk chilled, this is the bag for you.


Humble Bee

All Heart Convertible Diaper Bag


This bag can go from backpack to tote bag in no time, perfect for anyone in the family to use on the go. This multi-functional bag does it all with spacious compartments, several pockets for enhanced organization, and all-essential accessories included.

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A version of this post was published in November 12, 2021. It has been updated.

Rebecca Brown and Jennifer LaBracio also contributed to this post.