• The Perfect Diaper Bag For Every Style

    Great styles to suit every mom, from the practical to the style-savvy (and even a bag for dad).

    By Elisabeth Reed, Samantha Simon

    It’s a lot of fun shopping for baby gear these days, but with all of the variety, it can also be overwhelming. This can be particularly true when it comes to diaper bags. With so many available styles, designs, and colors, there are many bags that may tend to catch your eye. When you’re looking for the perfect diaper bag, be sure to focus on your individual style and needs, as well as what functional aspects are the most important to you. We’ve rounded up a few standouts that appeal to different kinds of moms (and one for dad, too).

     

    For the Hipster Mom

    This colorful and oversized Be Prepared Diaper Bag from tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be is perfect for a long day away from home. With an abundance of space to stash anything you might possibly need when running around, over-packers will delight in this roomy and unique design. The cushioned exterior features insulated bottle pockets, and the bag comes with a memory foam changing pad, a picture pocket for keeping those precious photos handy, and color-coded pocket tabs to differentiate your children’s belongings. A magnetic and zipper closure system combines with the quirky Fairytella print for the ultimate diaper bag design. $188, tokidoki.it

     

    For The Sporty Mom

    Available in quilted or patent black as well as several patterns, like the colorful Aberdeen Stripe print, the Le Sportsac Ryan is cute yet functional. The bag’s material makes it easy to clean, and while there’s plenty of pocket space—both outside and inside, as per Le Sportsac design tradition—for all of your stuff, the bag is still lightweight enough to carry wherever you go. Plus, it easily attaches to your stroller on days when you’ve really got your hands full. $138-158, lesportsac.com

     

     

    For The Practical Mom

    The Skip Hop Chelsea Satchel is convenient yet still maintains runway-worthy appeal with its trendy faux-leather details. Insulated side pockets allow the busy mom on the go to easily store bottles, snacks, and sippy cups, and four interior pockets help you stay organized while running around town. The satchel—which can also be worn by a longer adjustable shoulder strap—clips on to any stroller, and you can even flip the front compartment down for a second versatile look. $99, skiphop.com

     

     

    For The Chic Mom On The Go

    Twelve Little’s Allure Convertible Satchel in a trendy shade of plum is perfect for the mom who wants every diaper bag style rolled into one. The sophisticated design can be worn as a satchel, hobo, or cross body—and really just looks like an over-sized purse, despite its total diaper bag functionality. The high-quality bag features water-resistant nylon with leather trim, two hidden bottle pockets on the sides, and multiple slip pockets for easy and quick storage. $250, twelvelittle.com

     

     

    For The Rock Star Mom

    Rebecca Minkoff’s Logan Baby Bag is the ultimate in diaper bag fashion. The stylish black design features custom light gold hardware on its nylon fabric with genuine leather trim. Despite its stylish appearance, this functional creation comes with stroller straps, bottle-sized pockets, and a changing pad—not to mention, a convenient dual magnetic flap closure. Whether you wear this sleek standout as a satchel or by its adjustable shoulder strap, you’re sure to turn quite a few heads at the playground. $325, rebeccaminkoff.com

     

     

    For The Traditional Mom

    If you’re looking for something with the traditional diaper bag look, cinda b’s Babe-A-Licious Baby Bag II is the way to go. The machine-washable and water-resistant hobo bag is a cute and functional option with a convenient magnetic closure and plenty of pockets (it even has a pen pocket!), plus it can also be worn cross-body style. With a wide range of color choices available–such as this steel grey shade called Empire Slate–and a matching patterned changing pad included, you can’t go wrong with this classic design. $118, cindab.com

     

    For The Design-Savvy Mom

    Having an infant doesn’t mean you have to give up designer accessories. This luxurious nylon Kate Spade NY Stevie Baby Bag with patent leather trim and 14-karat gold-plated hardware is for moms who want the convenience and amenities of a good diaper bag, such as waterproof lining and deep side pockets for bottles, but don’t necessarily want to make it obvious that they’re carrying one. $398, katespade.com

     

     

    For The Mom Who Values Versatility

    No matter how you get around, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack has got you covered: use it as a backpack to keep your hands free for baby, as a messenger bag so you can quickly grab something from inside, or hang it from your stroller for the ultimate convenience. The side folds down into a changing station with a removable pad for washing, and it features multiple pockets for organizing diapers, wipes, and bottles. A magnetic closure allows for easy opening without the fuss of zippers or Velcro, and it comes in a variety of fabrics and patterns, such as the newest Sunshine in Scandinavia Glazed print to brighten up colder days. $179, petunia.com

     

    For The Boldly Colorful Mom

    If you’re looking to add a pop of color to any outfit, Marc Jacobs’ Pretty Nylon Eliz-a-baby may be just the bag for you. The casual and accessible tote is a label-loving mom’s dream come true. Its lightweight quilted fabric is easy to clean and features four exterior pockets that definitely come in handy for on-the-go storage. Available in solid colors, such as Rose Petal, and fun patterns, this diaper bag is a subtly fashionable staple for any new mom. $298, marcjacobs.com

     

    For Dad

    Despite providing all of the functionality of a standard diaper bag, including plenty of space and internal compartments to keep things organized, this Diaper Dude Black Convertible Bag features a no-frills design that appeals to men. Tuck-away straps allow it to be used as a backpack or messenger bag, and it can also be clipped to a stroller when out and about. The best part? The bag comes with a clearly marked checklist of necessary supplies on the inside flap so Mom doesn’t have to fret about Dad forgetting anything! $109.99, diaperdude.com

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