Since becoming a mom, my fashionable totes and purses have pretty much taken a back seat behind my faithful diaper bag companion. As a mom, your diaper bag goes wherever you and your baby go. From baby bottles to diapers, baby wipes, toys, and your own personal belongings, your diaper bag is responsible for not only carrying these items but for keeping them organized and within easy reach.
Just as you never leave your house without your shoes on, your diaper bag will never leave your side. That is why I am a big advocate for finding the perfect bag for you, one that you will be proud to strut around town with and will make mommy life on the go that much easier. But in order to find a bag that combines convenience, functionality, and style, you need to know exactly what you’re looking for. That’s where I come in!
Before diving into the top diaper bags of 2020, allow me to walk you through what your standards should be when choosing a bag.
Choosing the Right Diaper Bag
Diaper bags come in various shapes and sizes to cater to individual needs and purposes. You can choose from the following styles for your diaper bag:
- Tote bags
Deciding on a style is just one part of choosing your diaper bag. You need to know what exactly you are looking for in terms of what your bag should include. I have found that there are a few standards every diaper bag should meet, regardless of style. Below are the criteria I swear by when purchasing a diaper bag:
Lots of Space
Babies are tiny, which makes it all the more shocking at just how much stuff they require. Look for a diaper bag that offers plenty of space for all of your baby’s needs, including the endless supply of diapers you will need ready and on hand throughout the day.
Do you want a bag that will last you from child to child? What about lending your diaper bag to one of your new mommy-to-be friends? In that case, it is best to stick with a gender-neutral color. Not only is a gender-neutral bag more stylish and sleek – in my own humble opinion – but they are practical to use for both genders.
Easily Accessible Compartments
Organization is key to navigating through diaper bag life. My entire life is pretty much in my diaper bag, so having multiple compartments makes it easy for me to quickly find what I am looking for. Take it from me, the last thing you want is a stinky baby crying in a Target parking lot while you dump your bag out on the floor of your car in a desperate search for diapers and wipes. Been there, done that, trust me, it’s not a pretty sight!
If you are an optimist, let me stop you in your tracks sister: there is no getting around messes once you have a baby. Regular spit-ups and spilled juice are just the start of it, which is why you need a bag that can withstand the inevitable blows it is bound to take. Choose a material that is durable and easy to clean. Diaper bags that boast all organic or vegan material are also something you may wish to consider when contemplating material.
Top 10 Diaper Bags of 2020
Once you know exactly what you are looking for in a diaper bag, you can confidently begin your search. Here are some of the top-rated diaper bags of 2020 that myself and other moms absolutely love:
Talk about organization! This top-rated diaper bag comes with an abundance of pockets and side compartments to keep your belongings in order. This over-the-shoulder tote bag boasts stroller clips so that you can easily clip the bag onto your stroller while on the go. Another awesome feature is the machine-washable changing pad that makes cleaning up that much easier!
This all-in-one bag is the transformer of diaper bags. From over-the-shoulder tote to a messenger bag to a backpack, this bag allows you to wear it in whatever way is most convenient for you. The JuJuBe B.F.F. keeps your belongings organized in its many pockets, along with its handy key fob, a microfiber glasses pocket, and a quick-reach cell phone pocket. And let’s not forget the interior bacteria-resistant fabric and the exterior stain-resistant material. Is there anything this bag can’t do?
Whoever said that diaper bags can’t be stylish clearly never came across this bag. The Maman Nappy boasts a stylish exterior, with high-quality, water-resistant material. It boasts ample space and plenty of compartments and doesn’t break the bank! The universal stroller straps clip onto any carriage, making outings with your little one a breeze. The changing pad is stashed in one of the back pockets for easy access during diaper changes.
Top-notch quality at a budget price, what more could you ask for? This seven-piece diaper tote bag comes with all the compartments and space you could want in a diaper bag. The stroller clips and matching changing pad offer ideal convenience while the zippered closure and small purse keep all of your personal belongings in order while on the go.
Style, convenience, and eco-friendly sounds awesome, right? Well, this black diaper tote offers all three. Made of 100% vegan leather, this gorgeous bag features two interior insulated pockets to keep your baby’s bottles and snacks at the perfect temperature. The changing pad is ready and within easy reach, while zippered pockets store wipes and other diaper essentials.
This trendy diaper backpack combines style, functionality, and high-quality all in one – and it is also made of vegan leather! With 17 pockets, including two insulated bottle pockets, you couldn’t ask for better organization. Enjoy having your essentials within quick and easy reach, as well as other impressive features that include stroller clips and a changing pad. This bag also has rubber feet at the bottom to keep it free from dirt and germs on the ground.
This stylish diaper bag includes three sets of handles for multiple carrying options. Removable food jar pockets and a removable insulated bottle carrier allows you to bring baby food on the go or make room for other items. Your cell phone and keys will be within easy reach with the bag’s handy cell phone pocket and key hook. And cleanup is much easier with the bags water repellent changing mat.
Aiming for a minimalist, modern look that still boasts functionality? This chic diaper bag is ideal for changing diapers on the go, complete with a changing pad and stroller clips. The gorgeous bag comes in black, red, grey, and other neutral colors and has detachable, adjustable shoulder straps for your comfort.
This multi-functional diaper backpack is another crowd favorite. Complete with insulated pockets, a changing pad, and stroller clips, this #1 bestselling bag has it all. The thick padded shoulder straps make traveling on the go with your baby easier, as do the multiple pockets and compartments for efficient storage and organization.
This popular – and inexpensive – diaper bag comes in various colors to match your personal style and easily converts from a tote to a backpack. The water-resistant material takes the fear out of spilled juice or other accidents that tend to happen often. The insulated pockets will keep your little one’s bottles warm, while the special zippered mom pocket keeps your belongings organized and easily accessible.
This diaper bag brings the fanny pack fashion of the 90’s to your wardrobe. It may be small, but it’s perfect for those quick outings when you don’t want to haul your entire diaper bag around. It’ll keep your diapers, money, keys, and cellphone all organized in one place. Wear it as a fanny pack, wristlet, or as a crossbody.
If you’re struggling between wanting a messenger bag and a backpack, this is the bag for you. The bag easily converts between both styles. It has a lot of space on the inside and has a fold-out changing station, so you can change your baby anywhere worry-free of germs. There are a variety of prints to choose from, including this adorable Mickey Mouse option.
This backpack is great for families who are always on the go. It has plenty of pockets, a magnetic sternum strap, and an insulated thermal pack. The best part? When the bag is hung onto the back of your car’s front seat, the diaper changing pad slides out onto the back seat for quick and easy diaper changes. It also has a USB port to charge your phone!
The Herschel Sprout has a very simple design but offers a lot of space to organize and carry everything your baby needs. It comes with a diaper changing mat and comes in a variety of different colors and patterns.
While your diaper bag will house all of your baby’s essentials, you’re the one who is going to have it glued to your side every day. Choose the bag that works best for you and will keep you as organized and prepared as can be while on the go.