When I was expecting, a diaper bag that didn’t look like a diaper bag was high on my list of baby must-haves. Though its job is to hold baby essentials, I wanted this new staple of my daily outfit to be cute, too. The good news is I rounded up some seriously stylish diaper bags to suit any style or budget. From a chic vegan leather pick to a statement-making leopard print one, these diaper bags will make you feel like the coolest parent on the playground (and beyond).
Diaper bags typically come in one of two styles: tote or backpack. A tote can be worn like an everyday purse so you may find it feels more like a regular bag, while a backpack lets you carry your cargo hands-free. Parents of newborns and young infants tend to carry more baby gear, in addition to needing hands available for scooping up baby, so a backpack might make more sense. As your baby becomes a toddler (or if you prefer to pack minimally), a tote may suffice for your increasingly independent kiddo. Some of the bags below aren't even technically diaper bags — but with a few clever add-ons they can perform double duty: a hand bag you'll love and the functional diaper bag you need.
Diaper bags need to be able to hold a lot of baby accessories, and some of your stuff too, so one with ample pockets and compartments will help you easily fetch what you need in an instant. Side or front pockets with space for one or two bottles are ideal for keeping them upright, and sometimes they’re insulated, which is a nice-to-have but not essential feature. A true diaper bag should also come with a changing pad and you can even find bags that accommodate a laptop or iPad.
Bonus features like stroller straps or clips that secure your diaper bag to a stroller’s handle free up room in the stroller basket. Everyday messes may leave your bag with some stains, so look for a bag made from a material like vegan leather, polyester, or cotton that wipes clean or is machine washable.
Keep reading for seven seriously stylish diaper bags that look and work well wherever adventures with your little one take you.
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