In need of a stylish diaper bag to carry all your baby’s essentials—wipes, diapers, an extra change of clothes, A&D ointment, bibs, burp cloths, bottles, snacks, etc., but don’t want to be that mom? You know, the mom with “the Mommy Hook” attached to her stroller? We totally feel you. Being a parent shouldn’t mean sacrificing comfort… or style. That’s why you need a handy-dandy diaper mom backpack (‘cuz remember, you’re a cool mom).
Diaper bags that are also backpacks are having a moment right now. Parents want to be able to pack everything their baby needs, but also look cute and stylish while wearing it. Shlepping around a diaper tote isn’t for everyone; diaper bag backpacks afford a sense of utility and fashion while keeping your hands (and shoulders!) free.
Ahead, we’re sharing the best backpack diaper bags for every style and budget.
IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING
Can you count the reasons to love this multi-functional, waterproof diaper bag from HaloVa? K, we’ll start. It has like a bajillion pockets and compartments for all your sh*t. Beyond the main compartment, you’ll find a tissue side pocket, a mesh pocket, and even an anti-theft pocket to keep your wallet and valuables safe. Nursing a little one while on-the-go? You’ll be happy to know that there’s an insulated pocket for feeding bottles. Despite its spacious interior, this backpack is not bulky in the least. It also comes in an assortment of pretty hues including coral and lavender. One Amazon customer specifically recommends it for tired nursing moms, “The functionality of the bag is awesome! It’s deep, has plenty of pockets, and the bottle compartment does keep milk warm for a while.”
FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS
We know what you’re thinking: That’s too chic to be a diaper bag. Could’ve fooled us! Thanks to Fawn Design’s OG diaper bag, you no longer have to forfeit style for function. Doubling as a backpack and messenger bag, this premium vegan leather cognac carryall (also available in blush, forest, and leopard print) is ready to go the distance. The half-round zipper top makes it easy to load up with diapers, wipes, snacks—whatever you think you’ll need when stuck in a pickle. Ready for some Houdini-level wizardry? This boho-fabulous bag has 12 pockets to store all your ish (6 interior pockets and 6 exterior pockets). Maddie C. started using her backpack in college and now it’s serving her through motherhood. “I never leave the house without it and take it with me on every trip. I love that I didn’t have to sacrifice fashion for a frumpy diaper bag. I recommend this bag 100%!”
CAREER AND TRAVEL-FRIENDLY
Dagne Dover’s Unisex Indi Diaper Backpack is fly enough for both moms and dads to tote around when alternating babysitting duties. Carry it over one shoulder or clip it to the stroller for a hands-free commute. The sleek, minimalist design is practically made for new parents-on-the-go who want to feel like they have their sh*t together. News flash: None of us do. The premium neoprene exterior is insulated and can be washed by hand (we’re not foreshadowing any spills or accidents, but should it happen, just know you’re covered). According to the specs, there’s enough space for a 15-inch laptop (we’re looking at you, working moms), a tablet to keep the kiddos busy, and an electric or manual breast pump for feeding time. It even comes with an air mesh changing mat and small pouch for hassle-free travels. “Get this bag even if you don’t have a baby!” We’re right there with you, Jessica S. 😉
FOR BOSS MAMAS
Want to carry a diaper bag without it, well, looking like a diaper bag? The sleek design of Itzy Ritzy’s Boss Diaper Bag Backpack is perfect for disguising your child’s nappies and butt cream while on the go. Made from 100% vegan leather, and with 17 total pockets for storing important baby stuff, this backpack comes with coordinating stroller straps and a changing pad. #BOSS.
FLORAL IN SPRING? GROUNDBREAKING
If you’d prefer your diaper bag backpack didn’t blend into a sea of neutral gray and black tones, then this floral option is for you. Even though it looks like a backpack, it opens like a traditional diaper bag with a wide opening, so you can stick your hand in and reach for whatever you need. It also features “wet pockets” for storing wet towels or bibs, a compartment that fits up to three baby bottles, and two stroller straps to give your achin’ back a break.
NEUTRAL & CLASSIC
This two-tone diaper bag backpack from Hap Tim is both stylish and efficient — but don’t be intimidated by the light top color of the knapsack. Made from durable fabric, this diaper bag backpack can be spot-cleaned and doesn’t easily wear or tear. It’s also made to appear modern and unisex so that either parent can wear the bag comfortably.
Without appearing bulky, this diaper bag has tons of room for storing whatever your baby needs: a huge main compartment, an insulated food and beverage area, diapering area, and 13 pockets in total. This bag also features a zipper open on the back, which lets you access anything from the bottom compartment of the bag easily.
CHIC IN ROSE GOLD
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort and utility for the sake of style. With this bag available at Nordstrom, you won’t have to. The straps can transition between backpack, crossbody, and shoulder carrying. And don’t worry — if rose gold isn’t your style, this bag is also available in the shade Gunmetal.
MUTED AND CUTE
The Ruvalino Multifunction Travel Diaper Bag Backpack is a functional product beloved by mommy bloggers. Available on Amazon or even at Target, this muted gray knapsack has two big zipper closure compartments and 16 pockets for all Baby’s things. It also has insulated bottle pockets that can hold most wide-necked baby bottles up to 7″ tall. And what’s more — there’s even room for your stuff, too! The interior of the bag features a padded laptop pocket and mesh pocket organizers.
THE ULTIMATE DIAPER BAG
Bag Nation has an unlimited lifetime warranty, so in the event that your diaper bag backpack isn’t up to snuff, you know they’ll stand by their product. This backpack lets parents be totally hands-free and when you have kids, that’s certainly a desirable selling point. It holds all items essential to baby care — diapers, food, extra onesies, etc. etc. — and it’s made from high-quality water-resistant twill polyester. The stitching is non-fray and the zippers are strong and well-made because, well, no one likes pulling a zipper and yanking the thing right off.
This Bag Nation backpack also comes with a travel/sundry pouch, and a portable changing pad. Bag Nation also provides a few resources — a welcome guide to the backpack and a downloadable diaper bag essentials PDF in case you’d like a diaper bag checklist.
Oh, and did we mention this baby has 14 pockets? One for every baby essential you could possibly think to pack.
SO MANY POCKETS, SO LITTLE TIME
If Heather Gray is your color aesthetic of choice and you want a diaper bag backpack that won’t break the bank, then the Mancro diaper bag might be a perfect fit. Made from high-quality, water-resistant nylon fabric, this backpack has adjustable buckles, comfortable straps, and a padded back for a comfortable fit. It features two insulated side pockets for bottles, a wipes pocket, and 14 organizer compartments in total. Plus, the bag’s main compartment may look like a knapsack, but it actually opens to lay completely flat. Locating those tricky-to-find wipes has never been so easy!
PRETTY AND NON-TOXIC
Made from vegan leather, you’ll find no toxic materials here. The Honest Company assures its customers this City Backpack contains no toxic foams, BPA, or PVCs that are often found in diaper bags. The lining inside the back is PVC-free, but also wipeable so on-the-go mamas can clean up spills easily and without hassle. The bag features five interior pockets and one large insulated pocket that’s perfect for snacks and bottles. The backpack also includes a travel/storage bag for easy carrying.
Being a mom, you already have your hands full (understatement of the century, maybe?). Well, say no more. We’ve got you covered with all the baby gear you could possibly ever want or need.