You’re likely at the stage in your pregnancy where you’re searching all of the best diaper bags the world has to offer. There are so many, the task of choosing one may seem daunting. Our Buying Guide to the best diaper bags helps unpack the mystery around choosing the best one for your and baby’s needs.
Meet your new best friend: the diaper bag. No other piece of baby gear will spend as much time with you as this item will. And if you choose the right one, it could be with you for years to come. In fact, I used my eldest’s diaper bag right up until he was four years old. When his twin brothers were born, I continued to use this same diaper bag for another four more years.
The right diaper bag will be with you through thick and thin. It should be able to carry everything you might need to help keep baby happy, while still being light enough to take with you wherever you go. Our editors have put together some of the best diaper bags at Walmart to help make your decision a little easier.
Best Diaper Bags:
- Baby Boom Elephant Diaper Bag
- Graco Smart Organizer System Tote Diaper Bag
- Bananafish Ellie Tote Diaper Bag
- Ju-Ju-Be Ballad Backpack Diaper Bag
- JJ Cole Bucket Tote Twine Bag
- bblüv Ultra Diaper Bag
- Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back Diaper Backpack
Whether you’re packing for the day, a weekend at the cottage, or a mini family vacation, using a duffle diaper bag to keep baby’s essentials in one place is ideal. I pack everything my baby might need for 48 hours in a duffle diaper bag similar to this one. I also ensure to pack extras of everything in my duffle bag (best to be prepared for all outcomes!). This duffle diaper bag from Baby Boom features a spacious main compartment with separate storage areas, a double-zip opening and five exterior pockets. This versatile bag with whimsical elephant print would make for a great hospital bag for baby, too.
This classic tote by Graco is perfect for everyday outings and running errands. This tote diaper bag has a large main compartment to store extra baby clothes, diapers and other essentials. It features multiple pockets to help keep things organized. It has a front pocket for storing small items, bottle side pockets and an easy-access pocket with a hard wipes case that pops open for quick cleanups. With its minimalist look and black, white and grey colour scheme, dads will want to carry this one around, too.
Stylish enough for city adventures, yet practical enough to carry what you need to keep baby in good spirits wherever you go, the Bananafish Ellie Tote Diaper Bag by Baby Boom has a top zip opening that reveals a spacious interior to stow baby’s must-haves. Five exterior and four interior pockets hold bottles, snacks, cell phone and wallet. Everything is within easy reach. A removable change pad and accessory pouch help make for easy on-the-go diapering. One reviewer states: “This is surely one of the best purchases of mommyhood!”
This smart-looking backpack diaper bag from Ju-Ju-Be is hip, functional and practical all rolled into one. It helps keep hands free to hold baby, pack the car with groceries or do both at the same time! It features comfortable, padded shoulder straps, insulated bottle pocket, four mesh pockets, a quick reach cell phone pocket and a pocket for a changing pad, tablet or other media devices. It is made with an Agion treatment to help prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. Reviewers gave this backpack diaper bag a perfect score.
Count on JJ Cole to think of just about everything. This stylish bucket tote boasts a wide opening and spacious interior. It features 12 pockets (inside and out) to help keep essentials organized. It has easy access front pockets as well as insulated side pockets to help keep baby bottles at the right temperature. Includes a removable shoulder strap and stroller attachments. A reviewer bought this one for a friend and said she’s “so happy” with the purchase.
If you tend to like things in order (like me), you will adore this feature-packed tote diaper bag from bblüv. This handsome tote is spacious, offers an easy-to-clean interior and comes equipped with a removable separator. Sixteen pockets and sections mean you’ll be happy as a clam as you aim to keep everything organized. Great for both moms and dads, this stylish tote comes with a pacifier pouch, insulated food bag, easy to access side wipes compartment and built-in wetbag. It also comes with a fleece blanket and an extra-large changing pad (complete with carry straps so it can be used separately). Close to 20 reviewers give this diaper bag a perfect score. One reviewer exclaims: “Love this bag!” while another calls it “The ultimate diaper bag.”
The Cadillac of diaper bags, this backpack diaper bag from Ju-Ju-Be has all the function of a standard backpack diaper bag but with signature upgrades. This stylish bag comes equipped with ergonomic straps, plenty of pockets and insulated bottle pockets to keep food warm or cold. It is designed with comfort and practicality in mind. It features a memory foam changing pad, padded back panel with breathable mesh, Teflon fabric protector, a handy diaper and wipes pocket in front for easy access and a Mommy Pocket that keeps things like keys separate from baby’s essentials like rattles and teethers. Almost two dozen reviewers give this bag an overall rating of 4.7 stars. One reviewer describes it as “comfortable and roomy” while another calls it “an awesome durable backpack.”
When you’re trying a diaper bag on for size, keep in mind weight, as it’ll feel much heavier when filled with all your and baby’s essentials:
Though diaper bags range in price, timeless and durable design will help to ensure you get the most out of your investment for years to come.