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Round-Up: Diaper Bags We’re Loving for 2018

I’ll admit it. I have never been a fan of the idea of a traditional diaper bag.

I’ve always been a “carry a big tote and toss everything in” type of gal. But now with my second babe, I’ve become a tad more strategic in my preparedness-before-we-leave-the-house.

One thing’s for sure: the diaper bag backpack is king. Without further ado…

Favorite Diaper Bags for 2018

01. Affordable Luxury ~

Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Diaper Backpack ~ $99

Skip Hop is an all-time favorite brand of ours here at LL. This bag comes in an array of earthy tones and is sooooo gorgeous. The faux leather looks rich and not plastic-ey, a big must for me with faux materials.

Skip Hop Greenwich Diaper Backpack

Functionality-wise, I love the exterior bottle pocket for a quick fix. I also love how the whole front unzips for complete access to the inside compartments.

Diaper Bags Skip Hop Greenwich

02. Splurge Worthy ~

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Jude’ Nylon Baby Bag ~ $295

Rebecca Minkoff is one of my favorite designers and gets extra points with me because she’s also a mom (currently pregnant with her third child, so she knows what’s up!).

Rebecca Minkoff Diaper Bag

This bag is on the smaller side as diaper bags go, so be forewarned. But despite its small stature, it should still fit your necessities with ease. It has a fold-out changing pad and a number of labeled pockets for organization.

Rebecca Minkoff Jude Diaper Bag

03. The Lifer ~

Fawn Design ~ $160

I have all the 😍 for this gorgeous bag. There are 10 — YES, 10! — pockets in all. I love how the front of the bag is rounded, which gives you some added space. The faux leather is supple and super easy to clean when spills happen – and they will.

Fawn Design Diaper Backpack

It can be worn as a messenger style bag or backpack, and both options are super comfy. This diaper bag is so chic (hello, gold hardware), I can see myself using it long beyond diapers.

Fawn Design Diaper Backpack

04. Prints, please ~

TWELVElittle ‘Love’ Water Resistent Nylon Diaper Tote ~ $139

Leopard print is a awesome neutral pattern that pairs well with nearly any outfit. This bag is beautiful and functional; inside you’ll find the perfect pockets to tote around all the necessities, as well as a great foldout changing pad. It also has the perfect strap to wear the bag comfortably across your body.

TWELVElittle Diaper Bag

I am a huge fan of TWELVElittle’s water resistant nylon (I am a Seattleite, after all). It’s durable and never feels saturated on wet days. Is leopard print not your thing, but you love this tote? No worries: this bag comes in simple black, pewter, and plum options too!

05. Victor of Versatility ~

Vilah Bloom Cafe Crossover ~ $170

Our Social Media Maven, Heather, cannot stop raving about this bag. It can be worn in four- YES four – different ways.

Vilah Bloom Diaper Bag

Vilah Bloom bags are known for their exterior access wet wipe pouch, which we love. Those wet wipes are front and center for easy access during the messiest moments in parenthood. This bag is sleek and doesn’t scream diaper bag, for the parent who also prefers a more discreet bag choice.

Vilah Bloom Cafe Crossover Diaper Bag

 

06. The Slick Rick ~

Ju-Ju-Be XY Base Diaper Backpack ~ $80

This is a sound, nondescript choice, and a popular one amongst dads. This bag is super sleek and streamlined. I love the attached insulated bottle pocket (if you couldn’t tell by now, I am a fan of this feature!). The fabric is water-resistant and stain repellent and there’s even a laptop sleeve, making this bag a great multitasker.

 

Ju Ju Be XY Base Diaper Backpack

07. Tiny Multitasker ~

TWELVElittle Fanny Pack ~ $60

Don’t call me Urkle, this fanny pack is on fleek!

TWELVElittle Fanny Pack

I love this small alternative to a traditional diaper bag. It’s sleek and unexpected. I was able to fit a travel pack of wipes, four diapers, lip glosses, a bib, a wallet and my cell phone with ease and room for more. It’s the perfect grab and go essentials carrier when you’re not able to schlep around your big diaper bag. Its sits nicely across your body and doesn’t have to be worn like a traditional fanny pack.

TWELVElittle Fanny Pack Diaper Bag

08. The Organizer’s Paradise ~

Petunia Pickle Bottom Inter-Mix Backpack ~ $129

This is the bag I am currently using to manage my 1 and 4 year-old toddler dictators. I’m completely obsessed with the pockets, both interior and exterior. I’m also using the interior “Inter-Mix System” for premium organization (perfect for my OCD’ness).

This system uses smaller zippered pouches the brand calls “pixels.” There’s a place for everything, and everything has a place. A pixel for each child’s needs and my own as well. I also slip my laptop into the back zip pocket when traveling. There’s very little this bag can’t do (or carry). The Inter-Mix Starter Kit (see below) comes with a cool pack “pixel,” which is amazing, though I wish there were a built-in insulated pocket for cold/warm needs in the main space.

Petunia Pickle Bottom Inter-Mix Diaper Backpack

08b. Inter-Mix System Starter Kit

Petunia Pickle Bottom Inter-Mix Starter Kit for Diaper Bag

 


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This article has 2 comments

  1. Hey, I’ve just made up my mind to go with a backpack style diaper bag. I just want to know that which of the mentioned diaper bag can be used with your list of best city strollers (http://bit.do/efG9D)?

    • Hi Amy! You’ll love the backpack style diaper bag! Any diaper bag that comes with a longer strap can be used across the handlebar of a stroller. However, stroller manufacturers will warn against doing this as the bag could be heavier than the stroller and tip backwards – so just be careful if using the diaper bag this way.

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