Let’s face it, babies need a lot of stuff. Which means us moms need something to carry all of that stuff around in. After four babies and over ten years of packing and carrying baby bags, you can take my word for it that having a backpack diaper bag is the most convenient solution for hauling around all of your baby’s essentials.
Every baby is different and will require different things. The good news is that in today’s world there is a carrying solution for just about ever need.
Whether you’re looking for lots of pockets to stay organized or tons of space for traveling, a backpack diaper bag is just the hands-free solution you’ll need to keep everything organized in one place for on the go.
Whether you’ve just had a baby or you’re looking for a gift for a new mom, we’ve done the legwork for you and gathered the best backpack diaper bags. Find the best backpacks for traveling, twins, versatility, budget-friendly, and more.
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Most important features in a backpack diaper bag
Although every mom's needs will be different, some features will be universal to every mom across the board. When you’re deciding which backpack diaper bag to buy, start with these key features and then you’ll be able to narrow down your search knowing that the basics have been covered. Ask:
- 1Is the diaper bag or important components waterproof?
From spills, to pit-up to soiled clothes, you’ll find that having a waterproof backpack diaper bag is important. When spills happen on the outside of your bag, it will be nice to easily wipe them away and not worry that contents inside your bag have gotten wet. It’s also convenient to have a separate pocket that is waterproof so you’ll have a place to tuck soiled clothing away from other things.
- 2Is there enough space to house all of baby’s and mom’s essentials?
There nothing like trying to hold a baby in one arm and a trying to keep a purse and baby bag from falling off the opposite shoulder. It took two babies for me to realize that I did not need to carry a purse and a diaper bag at the same time. Learn from this mama, and be sure that your backpack diaper bag has enough room to carry what you need for baby but also your mama essentials. Think about how you’ll use your bag most often and plan for that. Are you a mom that takes your laptop everywhere you go? Or are you a mom that has multiples? Having plenty of space for your specific needs is very important and should be a top priority.
- 3Are there enough pockets to keep everything organized and from being tossed around during travel?
Having enough room isn’t the only thing to think about. You may fit everything you need into your backpack diaper bag, but you’ll want pockets to help keep it organized. Special features like an outside wipes pocket or a pocket inside to hold your laptop are very convenient to have so when it’s time to reach in and grab something, you’ll know exactly where to look.
- 4Are there insulated pockets to keep bottles and food at the proper temperature while away from home?
Insulated pockets are essential on a backpack diaper bag. For breastfeeding moms who pump while on the go, you need a place to store your pumped milk that will keep it cold until you get home. Insulated pockets also allow you to keep other drinks and food at the right temperature until they are ready to be consumed or transferred to a refrigerator.
- 5How versatile is the design of the diaper bag?
Being on the go with a baby you’ll want a bag that will be versatile enough to change when the need arises. Being able to go from backpack to shoulder bag to hanging on a stroller will make your life that much easier.
BEST BACKPACK DIAPER BAGS FOR EVERY NEED
After you’ve decided on the features that are best for you and your baby, you’ll be able to sort through our top picks for backpack diaper bags and choose the one that perfectly fits your lifestyle. Below you’ll find what we love most about each one, what we could do without and all the best qualities for each baby bag.
1. KiddyCare Diaper Bag Backpack
Best: Travel backpack diaper bag
When you’re traveling with baby, one of the most important things you need is to be able to access your items with ease. For that reason, the KiddyCare backpack diaper bag is a great solution for traveling moms and babies. The top of the bag completely opens to its large capacity interior, allowing you to easily access its content from on the top. There is also a bottom back panel that unzips and allows you to easily access content on the bottom of the bag so you won’t need to dig down from the top. It’s spacious enough to hold all of baby’s needs and to hold things mom will need for traveling, like a small laptop, wallet, phone, etc.
Some of the best features of the KiddyCare backpack diaper bag include that it has 15 pockets to keep all of your belongings organized, three insulated pockets in the front so baby’s bottles and cups keep at the right temperature, a water proof pocket so you can keep any soiled clothing or diapers away from other items, and a convenient outside pocket to access wipes. It’s also versatile because you can use the hand-held straps to carry it or attach it to a stroller, or use it as a backpack to remain hands-free.
WHAT WE LOVE
Hands down, our favorite feature is the wide mouth opening of the top of the bag. We can’t stress how convenient it is to have more than a narrow opening to find exactly what you’re looking for quickly.
WE DON'T LOVE
Although the material is durable, we don’t love that it is not waterproof all the way around. There is a waterproof pocket on the inside, but making the outer material waterproof would make this backpack a sure winner.
2. Hip Cub Diaper Bag Backpack
Best for: The fashion conscious mom
Gender specific baby bags are cool, but if that’s not your thing then you’ll love the Hip Cub backpack diaper bag. The navy and white stripes make this bag suitable to carry around for a baby boy, a baby girl, and even as an everyday bag once you’re done using it for baby! Seriously, do stripes ever go out of style? We don’t think so.
The Hip Cub backpack diaper bag is able to convert into three different carrying styles; cross-body, hand held, and backpack. The stroller straps are also a convenient way to carry your bag and remain hands free. Ten pockets are distributed inside and outside of the bag for organizing all of baby’s things and it’s made of durable, water-resistant material for easy cleaning when spills happen.
The baby bag includes a back pocket that can either hold the included changing pad or a 13-inch laptop, which is a convenient solution for mom’s who need to carry their work with them. The four bottle-sized interior pockets are perfect for holding enough bottles and sippy cups for an outing.
WHAT WE LOVE
Hmm…it was hard to pick a favorite feature on this bag, but we managed to narrow it down to two. You’ve gotta love the versatility of the handles and the stripes!
WE DON'T LOVE
Fashion is awesome, but the Hip Cub backpack diaper bag is missing insulated pockets for baby’s bottles and a wet pocket for soiled diapers and clothes.
3. Filberry Backpack Diaper Bag Set
Best for: Most versatile and overall design and function
This backpack diaper bag wins for most versatile because there is not just one but two diaper bags that come in this set. With one larger than the other, you can choose which suits your needs when it’s time to take baby out. And if you need even more versatility, connect both bags together to create an even larger space perfect for twins, traveling and more!
The best features of the Filberry include the seventeen pockets that will ensure you’ll be able to stay organized. They include a pocket for a laptop (bonus!), insulated bottle pockets, a wet pocket for soiled clothes, an easy to access outside wipes pocket and other cool features. The Filberry backpack diaper bag also comes with stroller straps, a separate insulated bottle bag that can be clipped on a stroller for easy access and a matching changing pad that can be wiped clean.
The high quality zippers, construction, and material will make this a backpack diaper bag that will stand the test of time and will be as functional and versatile as you need it to be.
WHAT WE LOVE
Having different sized backpack diaper bags to choose from will be a game changer with this bag. A quick run to the store with your baby doesn’t require the same amount of packing and organizing as three hour trip to visit grandma. With the Filberry you now have options.
WE DON'T LOVE
Some of the best features of the Filberry backpack diaper bag only come on either the large or the small backpack, but not both. This can be an inconvenience when you want to carry the small bag because it doesn’t have an outside wipes pocket, or for carrying the larger bag by itself because it doesn’t have the convenient small front pocket.
4. MyLimonada Diaper Bag Backpack
Best for: Moms of twins
We’ll just go ahead and call the makers of the MyLimonada backpack diaper bag “pocket geniuses!” Its 14 pockets are not only great for keeping things organized, but the placement of the pockets is what makes this bag stand out. It includes the normal outside insulated bottle pocket and wipes pocket but it also has three front pockets on the outside and two additional side pockets on the outside making it really convenient for you. No more digging through the large main portion of the bag to find your keys or phone. The extra outside pockets take care of that.
This backpack is very spacious and measures 17-inches tall and 14-inches wide making it a great choice for moms of multiples who have double the gear to carry. The MyLimonada backpack diaper bag is made from durable material that is water proof and can be hand-washed when needed to clean.
WHAT WE LOVE
We love that this is an all-in-one backpack diaper bag that has tons of space inside. Whether you’re toting a tot, one baby or multiples, you’ll find what you need in this bag.
WE DON'T LOVE
Although the material can be cleaned, the instructions say only to hand wash. This is not a deal breaker, but tossing it in the washing machine would be more convenient.
5. Apiker Multi-function Diaper Bag Backpack
Best for: Moms on a budget
For the price, the Apiker backpack diaper bag delivers some serious value.
The Apiker covers all the bases with features like insulated pockets for bottles, a water proof pocket for wet clothes, outside pocket to easily access wipes, 17 pockets for organization, stroller traps, and a changing pad. All these essential features are important in any baby bag, but the Apiker backpack baby bag takes it a step further and includes a separate insulated baby bottle bag making it easy to access and a special “security pocket” to keep things like your phone and keys safe.
Overall, the Apiker backpack diaper bag does everything you’d need it to and won’t break the bank.
WHAT WE LOVE
The unique “security pocket” is great for keeping valuable items safe while traveling with baby. You won’t have to worry about someone accessing those valuables while your bag is on your back.
WE DON'T LOVE
The Apiker backpack diaper bag doesn’t seem to be as spacious as other diaper bags. While this is a con if you have multiples, it is still a great size for the price.
Most of these backpack diaper bags will work well for mom or dad since they come in colors both can appreciate, so if you are in the market for a good quality backpack diaper bag, be sure to consider the important features we’ve mentioned and you’ll be able to choose which diaper bag will be suit your needs.