There are some things we purchase once in parenthood, such as a crib, and then there are things that seem to just accumulate, from strollers to baby carriers to yes, way too many diaper bags. Two years into my motherhood journey—after plenty of trial and error and chatting with other parents and experts—I believe I’ve found the best diaper bags for a number of parents, including those with twins, those with toddlers, those getting ready to travel and even for the often fussiest diaper bag carrier: Dad.
True story, when I first became a parent, I skipped the diaper bag purchase thinking it was one of those non-essential, over-priced items (*insert knowing chuckle here*). Instead, I opted to put a diaper bag insert into my favorite tote. This worked great until my husband refused to carry said cute tote and took our baby to the pediatrician sans anything but a paci, meaning he was without fresh diapers and bottles.
I finally brought home a gender neutral diaper bag, because it turns out it is nice to have one dedicated bag that carries all that baby gear. It makes it easier for everyone to find that one crucial item and ensures you’re never caught out on-the-go without a fresh change of clothes, wipes, extra snacks or a beloved toy.
I didn’t stop with just one diaper bag though. I bought another. And then another. In short, diapers bags, like trucks, trains and broken crayons, quickly accumulated in our household. But because time is not a luxury many parents take for granted, I wanted to share with you the best diaper bags I’ve discovered over the years and possibly save you many hours (and years) of research. Whether you’re looking for something to share with your spouse, a backpack diaper bag or something to help you survive family travel, behold, the nine best diaper bags out there.
Best Diaper Bag Overall
The Bag That Has Everything You Could Ever Want… And More
Best Diaper Bag Backpack
A Must-Have For Families With Any Number Of Children