A Mom’s Guide and Reviews to the Best Diaper Bags

Gone are the days when moms throw a frumpy sack over her shoulder and call it a diaper bag. These days, diaper bags are a fashion statement. With working moms accounting for much of the workforce, many like to have their diaper bags double as a work bag so they don’t have to switch off when they come home. Here’s our vote for the best diaper bags that are both mom-friendly and fashion-forward.


Skip Hop Duo Chic Diaper Bag, Chevron.

Skip Hop is a favorite brand among moms and dads alike. Yes, even dads aren’t embarrassed to be seen toting Skip Hop bags such as this one. This diaper bag is among the highest ranked and as far as “designer” bags go it’s among the lowest priced. Skip Hop has been around for several years but they’ve updated their signature design to include features that parents requested: a new zip-top closure, tote handles, an easy-access tech pocket. It easily attaches to most strollers. It even holds a tablet and laptop up to 15 inches, so you can easily take this to work.

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“I use it as a purse, even on the weekend when I’m working and not with my son all day…it goes everywhere with me.” -Nico

“ It carried a blanket, snacks, ponchos, change of clothes, bug spray, sun block, water cup and/or bottle, sunglasses/sun hats, first aid kit, travel purell travel bottle and my personal items, that includes my sugar blood test kit for my diabetes.” -Marianela Aponte

“Mama loves it! Great size, many pockets and plenty of space.” -Edgar


SoHo Diaper Trendy Fashionable Bag

If price is your main concern, this bag offers the best bang for your buck. The simple design makes it fashion forward and moms say what they like best about this 8-piece bag set is that it’s easy to clean because its made of 100% nylon. The main compartment of the Soho Bag boasts extra space and comes with an insert organizer for storing baby diapers, toys, water bottles, snacks, small towels, and other items you need to tote around for your child.

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“Everything is the perfect size, there is a larger diaper bag for longer trips, a smaller one for just around town, bottle carrier, snack carrier, and changing pad.” M. Weems

“Absolutely awesome! Super sturdy and looks so nice that I ordered another one for a friend of mine!” Chrissy

“Good buy for the money. You get two diaper bags (one big and one small) which is convenient. The changing mat is helpful.” MrMosheB

JJ Cole Satchel Diaper Bag, Stone Arbor

This satchel bag resembles a handbag and the aesthetic is chic and neutral enough to complement just about any outfit. Moms rave that it’s exceptionally roomy and will hold just about anything you need with plentiful pockets to maintain organization. A number of moms also speak highly of this bag’s durability, saying they’ve kept this for second and third babies. The stroller grips allow it to stay in place, the messenger strap give you freedom to move around as you tend to your babies’ needs and while it’s roomy, it’s not bulky. 

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“I have 3 kids under 3 so I have carried a diaper bag constantly for the last 3 years. This is the third bag I’ve owned and I’ve found a winner! Lots of pockets – both interior and exterior…Roomy but not bulky…Stroller grips.” M. Baker

“I absolutely love this diaper bag. I have been using it for the past 8 months and it still looks like new. All the pockets keep all items neat and tidy.” Stacy

“I picked this diaper bag because it was one of the few I found with a pattern I liked, that wasn’t too busy, too girly…My husband has no problem carrying it because the colors are neutral.” Beth Bumgarner

Ju-Ju-Be B.F.F. Legacy Collection Convertible Diaper Bag, First Lady

If you are a high-class, designer-loving woman willing to shell out a few bucks for a high quality diaper bag, this is the best one on the market. It’s called the “B.F.F.” because moms who’ve purchased this bag say they can’t live without it and they’re absolutely obsessed with it. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it’s easy to maintain its elegant appearance because the outer fabric is treated with Teflon fabric protector which repels stains. It’s also incredibly versatile because you can wear it as a messenger bag or a backpack with optional shoulder straps. You can even organize your jewelry and pricey personals with a zippered, felt pocket designed to carry fragile items like glasses and necklaces. It’s also one of the few bags that comes with a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty. Moms who’ve used the service say their customer service support is responsive.

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“As a life long handbag addict during my pregnancy I researched and researched diaper bags to make sure I would have just the right one for me once the baby arrived.I LOVE the JJB BFF bag….it could not be more thought through than it actually is.” Mariana K.

“It’s very stylish and in my opinion does not look like a diaper bag. I love all the pockets and that it can convert to a backpack.” Steph

“Excellent customer service if there is any issue (90 day manufacturer warranty)…Roomy bag with room to fit all the essentials for two (7m and 3yo)…Looks awesome and not tacky like a lot of diaper bags” natsmore


 Diaper Bag by Hip Club

Fashionable, practical and cost effective, this bag looks like a purse but functions as a diaper bag. The black and white striped pattern is trendy and resembles a high-end designer bag for a fraction of the cost. Even in the details, it’s precise. The stitching is beautiful, it includes stroller clips and the zipper glides along with ease. A matching changing pad is included and it boasts several pockets and compartments. This bag also comes with a 100% money back guarantee, which is pretty awesome.

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