Our Favorite Diaper Bag Picks

When you’re traveling with an infant in tow, choosing the right diaper bag can make your trips go from chaos to calm. Though you might be tempted to grab any old bag and call it a diaper bag, choosing a bag with intention can make a big difference in the long run. You want to be organized. You want everything you might possibly need for your baby just a pocket away, but without bulk. Your diaper bag travels with you, so it needs to look good, and play hard. We scoured through dozens of diaper bags to find the best ones, based on criteria like size, style, practicality, compactness, and ability to keep clean. These are the bags that made us swoon. Happy packing!

Hatch Bag

Dubbed the “Anti-diaper bag”, the Hatch bag looks like a tote, but is equipped with every convenience of a standard diaper bag and will carry more than you can imagine. 

Size: The bag is 15 inches high, 15.5 inches wide, and 5 inches deep.

Style: The tote bag style of Hatch is versatile and simple, but it also boasts stylish accents like hot pink stitching, gold zippers, and an additional monogrammable tassel that adds a lot of flair.

Practicality: This diaper bag has an enormous amount of space so you can bring all the essentials, and more. It comes with a changing mat and three matching clutches for organizing within. You could also take any of the clutches out and use separately when you have fewer essentials to bring with baby.

Ease to maintain: The bag’s interior and exterior are made of easy-to-clean nylon: just wipe down with a damp cloth when needed and air dry.

Price: $298.00

Kate Spade Watson Lane Betheny Baby Bag

The Betheny Baby Bag blends the best of diaper bag options: sleek and chic, but also fun and whimsical, and doesn’t skimp on practical details.

Size: The Betheny measures 11.7 inches high, 14 inches wide, 7.2 inches deep and has a 10 inch drop from its handle.

Style: The Baby Bag is as sleek as any Kate Spade product, and while we love all the prints, the rose and black design is gorgeous, fun, and unexpected.

Practicality: Interior zip pockets and bottle pockets make organizing this bag easy, and there’s plenty of room inside to pack everything on your baby’s list. The bag also has ingenious stroller straps, so you can snap it onto your stroller instead of it weighing down your shoulders.

Ease to maintain: Made of woven nylon, this bag is durable and easy to clean.

Price: $348.00

Burberry Horseferry Check Tote

This diaper bag is luxurious and well-crafted, but also includes the necessary trappings of a regular daily-use bag for baby.

Size: The bag measures at 12.5 inches high, 10.5 inches wide, and 6.3 inches deep.

Style: Made in Italy and with the quintessential Burberry print, it looks more like an everyday tote bag than a diaper bag.

Practicality: The bag includes a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, for ease of use, and flat-top handles. For organization, there is a single large open compartment and three slip pockets and a removable changing pad. The bag has slightly fewer pockets than other bags, but if you get by with a smaller amount of baby items, there will be plenty of room to place things accordingly.

Ease to maintain: The interior nylon is simple to wipe down when needed.

Price: $1,295.00

MZ Wallace Kate Diaper Bag

This chic over-the-shoulder bag could be mistaken for your everyday purse and is perfect for parents who want a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag.

Size: On the smaller size for diaper bags, it measures at 9 inches wide, 8 inches high and 4.5 inches deep. This can be a pro or a con: you won’t be able to pack everything and the kitchen sink, but the design is compact.

Style: With an uber-chic design, this bag hides its “diaper bag” status well.

Practicality: What this bag lacks in space, it makes up for in its practical layout. There are several zip pockets on the interior and exterior, which will make organization a breeze.

Ease to maintain: Made of nylon, this bag is simple to spot clean if any spills, or worse, occur.

Price: $395.00

Storksak Elizabeth 

This well-made bag is for parents who want a diaper bag that’s both casual enough for everyday outings, but not lacking in style.

Size: On the larger side, this bag measures 11 inches high, 17.5 inches wide, and 5.5 inches deep.

Style: The soft quilted-leather exterior is gorgeous for daily use.

Practicality: This bag comes with an insulated bottle holder, a padded changing mat, and a key ring holder. It also has several interior compartments for you to organize basic baby sundries.

Ease to maintain: The interior can be wiped down, but the exterior leather is subject to the material’s usual cleaning restrictions.

Price: $475.00

Rebecca Minkoff Studded Diaper Bag 

The Studded Diaper Bag is roomy enough to carry everything you need for your baby, but fits in a compact package.

Size: The top handles have a 8 inch drop and the bag measures at 13 inches high, 16.5 inches wide, and 7.5 inches deep.

Style: The studded design makes this a chic pick with fresh details. The cotton twill exterior is a nice contrast to the silver studs. It could easily transition between day and night use, and is durable for frequent trips.

Practicality: Several exterior and interior pockets will make organizing a breeze. This bag has a place for everything, so you can keep everything in its place. It also comes with a removable changing pad.

Ease to maintain: The nylon interior is easy to clean when messes happen: wipe down with a wet cloth or sanitized wipe.

Price: $345.00

JuJuBe Be Right Back Bag

This backpack-style diaper bag is offbeat, but perfect for mothers who want an easy-to-grab bag in a wide variety of charming patterns.

Size: As a backpack, this bag has slightly less interior room than some larger tote-like bags: it measures 16 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 5 inches deep.

Style: If sporty backpacks fit into your style wheelhouse, then this is the perfect bag. It’s well-crafted and comes in your choice of funky, bold, or classic patterns.

Practicality: The Be Right Back bag has padded ergonomic straps for easy traveling. The number of pockets, and their accessibility, is what makes this a diaper bag, and not just a backpack: there are two exterior insulated pockets for bottles, a cell phone pocket, and top storage pockets.

Ease to maintain: Unlike most bags, this one is machine washable, when the worst baby accidents happen. It’s also no sweat to wipe down when needed.

Price: $140.00

Moncler Mommy Bag

The Moncler has a more traditional diaper bag look, along with a vast array of pockets and compartments to store all of your baby’s must-haves.

Size: The Moncler measures at 11 inches high, 15 inches wide, and 7 inches deep.

Style: The quilted exterior design is more evocative of the diaper bag look than some other choices on the list, but will be familiar to those who already know the Moncler name. The polished silver hardware and leather accents add dashes of style to the bag, too.

Practicality: Several exterior and interior pockets make this bag a practical choice for keeping a well-organized bag. A large front zip pocket gives easy access to the most essential baby items. The bag comes with a padded changing mat.

Ease to maintain: Lined with nylon, this bag is simple to spot clean when needed, and for regular maintenance wipe-downs.

Price: $510.00

Marc Jacobs Biker Baby Bag

This is the urban baby bag that lets the world know your fashion game is still on point, but also meets the needs of any other standard diaper bag.

Size: This bag is roomier than it looks, which is a good thing. It has a compact feel, but measures at 13.5 inches high, 17 inches wide, and 7.5 inches deep.

Style: We like the chunky silver zipper and hardware paired with classic black. The bag has drop down handles and an optional strap for messenger bag-style travel.

Practicality: A large front pocket, dual exterior bottle pockets, and several interior pockets mean that you can organize all of your baby gear inside and out, for easy access. The bag also comes with a removable changing pad.

Ease to maintain: Made of nylon, this functional bag is easy to wipe down and spot clean.

Price: $295.00

Tote Savvy Diaper Bag Insert

You won’t be seen around town without your prized handbag, despite the new need for a super-organized baby bag. If that’s you, then the Tote Savvy Diaper Bag Insert is exactly what you need to transform your favorite bag into a functional diaper bag.

Size: The insert measures at 10 inches high, 14 inches long, and 5 inches deep. The insert is also available in a “mini” size.

Style: The insert replicated the inner lining of a standard diaper bag, so it stays inside your bag. You can go as chic as you please, while turning your usual tote into a de-facto diaper bag.

Practicality: The insert contains several stacked pockets for your basic baby gear, like diapers, wipes, bottles, and toys. Its layout makes it a little more difficult to grab what you need, but depending on the bag you already have, you may be able to organize the items for quick access. There are accessories you can add on, like the deluxe diaper changing kit and the bottle bag.

Ease to maintain: Though not machine washable, you can wipe down the insert with a wet cloth or sanitized wipe when needed.

Price: $72.00