Need (or just want) a new diaper bag? These recent releases are full of clever features, handy pockets and chic style. Read on to find the latest and greatest diaper bag that’s right for you and your little one.
photo: Pretty Pokets Pretty Pokets Diaper Bag Handbag
For quick clean-ups
This may look like a traditional diaper bag, but it has a clever way to snag a diaper without having to dig through your purse. Store a stack of diapers in the bottom of your bag, and you'll just need to unzip a special zipper to grab one. There's also a pocket just right for wipes and a special pocket for storing trash bags (for wrapping soiled diapers or even picking up dog poop while you're at the park). The vegan leather exterior is wipeable, and the interior fabric is spill-resistant. This bag boasts 11 pockets and an adjustable cross-body strap. It comes with a nylon changing pad, small purse for money and credit cards, and an insulated bottle holder, all in the same color as the bag exterior. Pretty Pokets also makes totes and backpacks.
Available at prettypokets.com, $109.
photo: Humble-Bee Humble-Bee Free Spirit SP Diaper Bag
For all-day adventures
This ultralight backpack (just .8 pounds!) is ready for wherever the road or trail takes you. It features a padded back and shoulder straps for your comfort and comes loaded with interior and exterior pockets so your essentials are easily accessible—check out the wipes window that lets you grab a wipe from the outside. The durable ripstop fabric is water-repellent in case of rainy outings, stain-resistant and machine-washable. With purchase, you also get a changing pad, changing kit, a hot/cold gel pack and two detachable reflective stroller straps. The bag comes in three unisex colors: black, gray and olive green.
Available at humble-bee.com, $69.98.
Momkindness Carry-All Tote Trio
The customizable multitasker
This tote, organizer insert and diaper clutch can handle all of life's adventures. The tote sports eight pockets and a laptop pocket and comes with an extra strap to convert it into a messenger bag or backpack. Slip the organizer insert into the tote or use it on its own; it has carry handles, a snap closure and seven handy pockets. The vegan-leather diaper clutch can also be used solo; add the removable crossbody strap to keep your hands free. The clutch fits the included wipe-clean changing pad, diapers, wipes and more. Best of all, with each purchase, Momkindness donates a portion of the proceeds to nonprofit organization Every Mother Counts, which works to bring safe maternity care to mothers around the world.
Available at momkindness.com, $135.
photo: Paperclip Paperclip Changing Bag
The perfect meld of form and function
These sleek bags come in four styles, all of which feature an innovative fold-out changing station to simplify diaper changes. When duty calls, unfold the anti-microbial, liquid-repellent padded changing station. There are fabric sidewalls for privacy and to keep baby from rolling off the mat. For cleaning, just remove the pad and throw it in the washing machine. The bag has customizable cubbies for diapering items, as well as lots of space for your and baby's items. Whether you'll looking for a shoulder tote, comfortable backpack or a carry-on bag, you'll find it here.
Available at papercliplife.com, $59 to $179, depending on style.
photo: Bodomint Bodomint Diaper Bag
Leather-free and full of flexibility
These roomy vegan bags can be used as a backpack, messenger bag or stroller bag (clips sold separately). There are six interior pockets and five exterior pockets to help you stay organized, and a diaper bag for changes on the go. The cotton canvas exterior is water-resistant, and faux-leather trim adds great style. Comes in black, grey, olive green, and black-and-cream stripes.
Available at bodomint.com, $159.99.
photo: Colugo Colugo On the Go Organizer
For quick trips and traveling light
Don't be fooled by the compact size. This tiny wonder can fit pouches, wipes, bottles and your phone and wallet, all organized thanks to two cup holders and three zippered pockets. The bag is waterproof, machine-washable and easy to wipe clean so it will retain its good looks through multiple uses. Wear it as a crossbody bag or a fanny pack. It also clips onto the Colugo stroller for use a stroller organizer.
Available at hicolugo.com, $45.
photo: Mark & Graham PBK x Mark & Graham Diaper Bag and Parker Changing Clutch
For stylish occasions
Pottery Barn Kids teamed up with sister brand Mark & Graham to bring us a diaper bag that's both practical and chic (hello, cute embroidered monogram!). Wear it as a tote or convert it to a crossbody or shoulder bag with either the twill or leather removable strap; both are included. The nylon exterior wipes clean and is water-resistant, and the zippered top closure keeps your belongings safe in the bag's many pockets. There are also exterior pockets and a zip pouch to hold keys and other small items. For added style and convenience, snap up the matching clutch, which unfolds into a wipeable padded changing pad complete with zippered and mesh pockets for diapers, wipes and other essentials. Add a matching monogram on your clutch and you'll be the most stylish mama in town.
Available at markandgraham.com, $189 for the diaper bag and $79 for the changing clutch. Monograms are included for free.
photo: The Vianetic The Vianetic Diaper Backpack
The roadtrip must-have
The portable diapering station on this backpack is a game-changer. Through the clever use of a magnetic pull-release lock, you can open a diaper pad and reveal a smartly organized main compartment that houses tons of diapering essentials. Change that diaper efficiently in tight spaces (like the backseat) or any flat surface, thanks to the backpack's bag feet that let it stand upright on a flat surface. For on-the-go convenience, magnetic straps help you secure the bag to a car headrest or a stroller. The bag includes the detachable diaper pad, thermal pack to keep food cool, wet/dry compartment, pull-out caddy, external USB charging port, and lots of well-designed pockets for a laptop, water bottles and more. This handsome backpack comes in two unisex colors, heather gray and dark mica, and two sizes: standard (20L) and mini (16L).
Available at thevianetic.com, $199 (mini) and $259 (standard).
photo: Alf the Label Alf Diaper Bags
Clever pockets and smart style
New to the US from Australia, Alf bags are made from soft leather with cowhide details. The Stella tote comes with a detachable, adjustable crossbody shoulder strap, nine internal pockets and two external pockets to keep you organized. The Ari 3 Way Backpack can be worn on your back, shoulder or wrist. It has eight internal pockets and two external pockets. Both styles come with a changing pad and insulated bottle holder. Choose from a number of on-trend patterns and colors.
Available at alfthelabel.com, $350 for the Stella tote or Ari backpack.
photo: 7AM Enfant 7AM Enfant Plaza Diaper Bag
Comfort and convenience
The rectangular shape of this bag hides the fact that it's a diaper bag and gives you lots of room for taller items, like books, a laptop, blankets, stuffed animals and more. The bag contains five elasticized interior pockets and an exterior front pocket with zippered closure. The handles are cushioned for your comfort, and there's a fleece-lined, padded changing pad to keep baby comfortable during diaper changes. Use the included strap to attach the bag to a stroller. Comes in silver, black and camo. You'll be using this bag long after your child is done with diapers.
Available at 7amenfant.com, $79-$84.
For more on how to choose a diaper bag that suits your needs, read our Smart Moms Guide to Diaper Bags.
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