If there’s a symbol for the chaos of becoming a new mom, it’s a diaper bag. Diaper bags are realms of disorder — flaps, compartments, chargers, snack sacks, lunch boxes, ice packs, wallets, portable changing tables, breast pumps, and more. Babies and young children need to take a lot on the go. Once we accept this fact, we may as well find the best mom bags ever to make it all happen.
The key to finding the right bag for you is to think about what extras you want above and beyond a basic backpack or tote bag design. Maybe this takes the form of insulated bottle pockets for keeping drinks warm or cold, or maybe you want to maximize space and have a backpack that actually turns into a portable changing table. (Yes, that exists!) Perhaps you want a mom bag that doesn’t look like a mom bag at all, and in that case, you’ll be amazed at how some of the options below double as chic crossbody handbags. And don’t forget that you always a deserve a nice bag just for you for when baby isn’t in tow — and for that, you’ll find a to-die-for Michael Kors option below.
With all that in mind, here are the 14 cutest, best mom bags on Amazon, and, there’s one for every budget. Full disclosure, putting this article together made me want to have another baby.
Mom Tote Bag
In a gender-neutral design, this multi-use diaper backpack comes in a waterproof Oxford cloth in two different colorways: a sophisticated gray or a mauve pink. The backpack has a USB port for cellphone charging during long days at the park, plus easy straps to connect the bag to a pram. A great unit for walkers and travelers, there’s a convenient insulated front pocket with spots for three bottles, as well as a zipper opening in back to reach the stuff crammed at the bottom. Inside the main compartment are five side pockets for stashing diapers, snacks, tech devices, and more.
Carhartt is obviously the best, and this 100% polyester convertible bag is no exception. It can be worn as a backpack, carried as a tote, or thrown on as a crossbody bag. The design is ideal for working moms as it includes plenty of room for diapers and snacks, as well as a secure laptop compartment. Exterior pockets keep your cell, keys, and lipstick at easy access, and the rain- repelling fabric will keep all your items dry from any weather or spill.
Style, meet function. Designed for moms by moms, Freshly Picked’s classic diaper bag is a splurge at $175, but look at the class on this thing. If I could buy all 10 gorgeous neutral colors, I would. You can wear this as a backpack, cross body bag, or purse. Top-quality vegan leather is built to last, and the interior nylon lining is easy to wipe clean. Gold hardware will keep you looking fly, and a whopping 10 pockets will keep you organized. Plus, there’s an included changing pad for diaper changes on the go.
If you want a multi-compartment bag but don’t need a traditional diaper bag, this lightweight canvas tote is for you. It comes with a padded laptop compartment and a total of 12 pockets for storing everything you and your kiddo could need for a day around town. The sturdy, cotton canvas tote zips shut for containing the chaos, and its overall quality construction had thousands of Amazon reviewers raving.
Hotbest’s all-in-one mom bag is filled with wonders. From the outside, this is a simple and sophisticated backpack. On the inside, beyond boasting ample room for wipes, bottles, snacks, and pumps, there are two fences that transform the pack into a bassinet for safely changing baby on the go. Plus, those bottle pockets are insulated for keeping drinks at the desired temp. This bag is a baby shower hit— and for only $46, it’s a steal.
Crossbody Bags For Moms
This wrislet-slash-crossbody bag makes baby wipe access easier than ever. For mothers of extra messy or accident-prone babies, this bag is a must-have. With a wipe case as well as a compartment for tweezers, clippers, Band-Aids, hand sanitizer, safety scissors, and more, this compact addition to the everyday is a super smart one. The best part? It’s made of machine-washable polyester so you can keep it fresh.
Similar to the pick above but in a classy vegan leather design, this cross-body/wristlet bag looks stylish and is unbelievable useful. Designed for quick trips where you don’t need a full, cluttered, diaper bag, this clutch is ideal for grabbing and going. It’s smaller than a sheet of paper but packs a shocking amount of items, and it even comes with a gold clip for attaching to your stroller. It’s made from durable polyester and is machine washable. What’s easier than that?
Herschel’s cute cross-body bag is perfect for the essentials: phone, hand sanitizer, wallet, keys, tissues, and some snacks. It’s a great option for moms with kids that are a bit older (like toddlers or elementary-aged), or as a supplement to a full diaper bag. It’s available in six colors, but all the bags come with the brand’s signature striped interior lining.
Itzy Ritzy’s crossbody diaper bag has a “mom” section and a “baby” section to keep items nice and separate. The baby section features a wipes pocket and two elastic pockets for diapers and bottles. For mom, the bag side features three pockets for precious adult items. This bag is small and tight so you wouldn’t guess there’s also a folding changing pad within. This bag is so sexy-looking, you’ll almost forget it’s a diaper bag.
Forget baby for a second and treat yourself to something nice for you. The Michael Kors Emmy bag is perfect for small daily luxuries like a cellphone, a wallet, lipstick, and maybe a touch of perfume. Being a parent can feel like a constant fluster. As you’re shopping for mom bags, treat yourself to something simple and nice that will bring you joy and a sense of sophistication. Oh, and? No baby things allowed in here.
Best Mom Bag
From the outside, you’d never know this is a breast pump bag. Elegant and discrete, this large, durable tote is spacious and perfect for busy new mamas. The bottom compartment is insulated and designed to hold three 5-ounce bottles and two ice packs. The main compartment can house your pump, flanges, cords, wipes, and more. It’s earned glowing reviews from Amazon reviewers who rave about the stylish design (that even can be worn as a backpack).
Cosyland’s fashionable mom bag comes in seven colors and contains 14 storage compartments, great for all baby essentials. This bag would make an amazing gift for a pregnant friend or serve as an affordable splurge for yourself. Feeding bottle pockets can keep bottles warm or cold. Thick shoulder straps will keep your back happy, while the tote handle option also makes for easy carrying or seamless stroller attachment. There’s even a tissue pocket and a USB charging docket for easy powering up. (Note: you need to provide the power bank).
Petunia Pickle’s bottom-axis backpack was specially designed for parents. The top section includes an open area (perfect for breast pumping accessories) and the zippable, insulated bottom comes with space for bottles, snacks, and more momming accessories. While $140 may be a steep price point, this is one stylish bag that doesn’t immediately read as a “diaper bag,” even though it comes with a changing pad and stroller clips.
Dikaslon all-in-one baby bag has spared no detail. Not only do you get a roomy backpack for hauling all the baby gear, but you also get a portable changing pad with pockets for diapers and wipes (rejoice!), a pacifier case (because binkies always go missing), and a separate “mommy pouch” with a strap for your essentials. The backpack’s main compartment has a designated area for parent gear, another one for diapers, and a front pocket for housing up to three bottles. The entire set is made from spillproof polyester. Not surprisingly, this is one of the most popular diaper bags on Amazon.
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