There are so many things that you have to get and register for when preparing for baby. A crib, a mattress, swaddles, a stroller, diapers, wipes; the list goes on and on. Though it can be a lot of fun getting things ready for baby, it’s also a lot of research. It can take many hours to figure out the best diaper bag for your budget, lifestyle, and personal style. This is why we have researched for you and come up with our favorite products in different categories. We’re calling them our “Chick Picks.”
To start, I wanted to pick something that was just for mom. This time in your life is all about baby, and it should be! But I feel that mama deserves a little something too. 😉 I mean, you are carrying and giving birth to this little miracle. Though there aren’t very many things that are super exciting to buy for mom at this point (like nipple cream and a good nursing bra—needed, but not the most exciting), a cute diaper bag is definitely a fun one! The problem is there are SO. MANY. OPTIONS! There are messenger bags, shoulder bags, backpacks, and more. You have to look to see if it has:
- an insulated bottle holder
- a portable changing mat
- lining for spills
- a zipper for valuables
- how many pockets it has
- how roomy it is
- an overall style that fits your aesthetic
Finding the perfect diaper bag can be challenging, but we’ve done all the research for you and have found our absolute favorites! Here are our Chick Picks for the best diaper bags available.
Skip Hop 6-in-1 Backpacks
The 6-in-1 Backpacks from Skip Hop offer everything you need for your baby and beyond, all wrapped up in a super chic backpack. They combined ultimate function and all the accessories you need. These bags will make you feel effortlessly pulled together. Go for the Suite diaper bag backpack with lightweight fabric and luxe details, or opt for the Evermore diaper bag with pebbled vegan leather for a luxe look that pivots seamlessly into life beyond baby.
Lily Jade Caroline Bag
The Caroline bag from Lily Jade is gorgeous and lightweight, made from vegan leather with enhanced durability. The liner is stain and water-resistant since we all know accidents happen! This bag is incredibly user-friendly and can be used as a backpack with ergonomic, padded back straps that can be zipped into the bag so it can be carried as a classic tote, as well.
TWELVElittle Companion Backpack
This sleek TWELVElittle backpack diaper bag is made with a water-resistant polyester and faux-leather trim. It’s perfect for a hands-free day-to-day option and can go on all of your trips with you! The back sleeve conveniently fits through luggage handles. The sweet animal lining on the inside will put a smile on your face every time you open the bag. Plus, it’s super gender-neutral, so both mom and dad will enjoy carrying it!
Itsy Ritzy Crossbody Diaper Bag
This is perfect for the minimalist mom or any mama just trying to go hands-free. This vegan leather bag may look like a cute crossbody, but it’s an expertly organized diaper bag with two separate zip sections—one for baby and one for mom. Go from running errands with your little to date night with your hubby without having to change your purse!
Itsy Ritzy Diaper Bag Backpack
This stylish and organized backpack comes in several fashions: an all-black style for a go-with-everything look and a coffee and cream color palette with fun textiles. This roomy bag has plenty of pockets and a durable, faux leather trim. The zip-around closure opens all the way up, and the rubber feet on the flat base help keep the bottom of the bag from getting dirty and worn with use. This bag also includes a changing pad with adorable “head and toes” detailing and stroller straps so you can clip and go!
Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack
This bag is so easy, simple, and chic. The embossed finishes and magnetic closure, along with the zip-down, fold-0ut changing station (genius!), wipes case, and many pockets, make this bag a no-brainer. Any mom can find a boxy backpack to fit her style with four gorgeous colors to choose from. Plus, it has a key clip! So no more fumbling around trying to find your keys while balancing a baby on your hip.
Freshly Picked Classic Diaper Bag
This Freshly Picked diaper bag was designed by moms for moms. Freshly Picked used a nationwide focus group to identify what moms really want in a diaper bag: large capacity, ease of use, durability, and style. This vegan leather backpack is made with premium materials, is 100% wipeable and spill resistant inside and out, includes a washable changing pad, and has 10 pockets with spacious central space for large items. You can wear this bag three ways: as a backpack, crossbody, or a purse. Plus, it includes metal feet on the bottom so that the bag never touches the ground.
Kibou Minimal Diaper Bag
Fanny packs are back in style, and this Kibou minimal diaper bag was made just for you, mama! Run to the store, the park, the zoo with just the essentials. This fanny pack has it all! It has a built-in waterproof pocket that holds 20+ wet wipes (or a soiled onesie away from your other items), a detachable changing pad that unfolds from the back flap, a credit card and cash “slots,” and a key or pacifier hook. For such a small bag, it truly carries the essentials—a genuine minimalist diaper bag.
Itzy Ritzy Dream Convertible Diaper Bag
This Itzy Ritzy convertible diaper bag was designed for the parent on the go who needs to be comfortable and hands-free. This multifunctional design converts from a backpack to a crossbody messager bag or a handy tote for your everyday needs. Traveling is super easy with an assortment of spacious pockets—insulated bottle pockets, easy-access side pockets, and even a handy laptop pocket—so you are always organized and ready to go.
JuJuBe BFF Convertible
This bag is a mom’s dream come true, mainly because the entire thing is machine washable!! The bottle pockets are insulated, there’s an antimicrobial changing pad, and all of the pockets have light-colored linings so you can spot wash what you need. Plus, the BFF comes in tons of different patterns and colorways to fit your style, from camo to grey to neutral ikat. There’s a BFF for every mom!
Fawn Design Original Diaper Bag
Style and class meet space and functionality with this bag. This Fawn Design diaper bag is easy to clean and opens wide so you can see all of your everyday essentials. I love that it can transition from a backpack to a messenger bag without any thought. Also, the material is super soft and comfortable to wear. Two thumbs up in my book!
TWELVElittle Peekaboo Diaper Bag Satchel
This trendy little black diaper bag offers a sleek shape and chic hardware. Equal parts stylish and spacious, this diaper satchel made of smooth faux leather is made for those multitasking moms who manage to do it all. It may look just like your favorite handbag, but it has all the features you need and want in a diaper bag! It can be worn over the shoulder, as a crossbody, or attached to the stroller.
Lily Jade Meggan Bag
The Lily Jade Meggan diaper bag is a beautiful, natural tanned leather bag that converts to a backpack or messenger carry in just seconds! The quality of this bag is superb and was designed by one of the Lily Jade co-founders to carry herself. You won’t regret this splurge since it’s truly a bag for mom and a diaper bag in one pretty package.
There you have it! Our Chick Picks for Diaper Bags. Let me know which ones are your favorites!
And to read more, check out these 16 Products for Your Baby’s Diaper Bag! You can also download our Diaper Bag Checklist below!