The Best Diaper Bags for Every Mom and Dad, All Under $100

by Laura Fisher and Amy L. Hogan

The Best Diaper Bags for Every Mom and Dad, All Under $100

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These affordable carry-alls help parents stay prepared, wherever they are.


When it comes time to leave the comfort of your own home with a baby,  you’re going to want—dare we say, need—a bag that can hold a lot of essentials. While they’re called diaper bags, the reality is that the bags parents and caregivers use end up holding a whole lot more than just diapers. You may be loading up your bag with food, formula, bottles, breast milk, breast-pumping supplies, changes of clothes, blankets, toys, pacifiers, wipes, and a million other things that you never knew you needed. The good news is, there are affordable diaper bags out there that carry it all while looking pretty darn good.


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Sure, you could shove all of that into a plastic bag, but good luck finding that favorite pacifier when your precious one is wailing in the middle of the doctor’s office. Diaper bags are a must-have because they usually have a pocket for everything and are the easiest way to keep organized.


Best Stylish Diaper Bags Under $100



Types of Diaper Bags  


You’re going to use this bag a lot. So you’re going to want one that fits your taste and needs. And just like purses or pocket books, there are many different styles of diaper bags. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles.


        • Tote

A large, open diaper bag, usually with two handles and an open top


        • Backpack

A diaper bag with shoulder straps to allow it to be carried on one’s back


        • Cross-body

A diaper bag designed to be worn diagonally on one side of the body via a long strap


        • Satchel

A diaper bag, often with a strap, soft sides and a flap-top closure


        • Designer

A diaper bags created with high-end textiles by famous design houses that resemble their iconic handbags


        • Tactical

A military-inspired diaper bag with lots of outer pockets, popular with men


Many diaper bags are convertible and can transform from a satchel to a backpack, while others include high-tech features like built-in speakers and battery chargers.


What to Look for in a Diaper Bag


Diaper bags come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. Most importantly, you want one that covers the basics and has plenty of room for some diapers, wipes, a change of clothes, and a bottle (if you bottle-feed). But after that, there are endless possibilities and options to fit every one of your needs. If you have a lot of phones and tablets and gadgets when you’re on the go, you’ll want to check out the high-tech bags that double as portable power stations.


For parents who are all about the latest trends, brands like Freshly Picked and Kibou offer diaper bags that look more like high-end handbags than sippy cup carriers. And the good news is, you don’t have to make a major investment to get your hands on a diaper bag that meets all your needs. In fact, you can use many of the bags on this list, including options from Skip Hop, Parker, and Fisher-Price, well past when your kids are in diapers—and they are all under $100!


So where to begin? Start with our list below! We’ve taken the difficulty out of picking a diaper bag by sharing our top picks for 2021.


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Best Under $20

Baby Boom Duffel Diaper Bag


This duffel-style diaper bag packs a lot for not a lot of pennies. The spacious main compartment can hold diapers, extra formula, a few changes of clothes, a coloring book, some pacifiers, and a blanket. It also comes with a changing pad. The adjustable strap makes it a sure bet when it comes to comfort, no matter who’s carrying it around. And we love that adorable zebra print. It’s just the right amount of whimsy.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This bag has tons of space. I love the way the zipper at the top is two zippers that pull open with a strap attaching them together. The design is cute too.” “This bag was bigger than I expected, which is awesome… I am a first-time mom, and it took me the longest time to find a diaper bag that met all my needs.”

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Best Convertible Diaper Bag

Skip Hop Iconic Duo Signature Tote


Skip Hop is a brand trusted by parents all over the world, and its original diaper bag model does not disappoint. It features a streamlined tote style with grab-handles and an adjustable shoulder strap to convert quickly into a crossbody bag, as well as shuttle clips that easily convert it to a stroller bag. Recent model updates include an easy-access tech compartment and zipper top to keep everything securely inside. You can’t go wrong with this classic workhorse.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Very impressed with the space and already meeting my expectations for storage. The fabric is also great for easy cleaning.” “It fits everything that was in my purse, it still has space, and it goes so well with the stroller. It even has a padded changing pad. Love the big pockets.”

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Best Fanny Pack Diaper Bag

Kibou Deliberately Minimal Diaper Bag


Sure, sometimes you need your full diaper bag, but for a short walk or quick outing to the store, you might just need to bring along the essentials. The Kibou fanny pack is the perfect accessory to come along on those shorter adventures. It has a portable changing pad, waterproof compartment for wipes, room for a few diapers and other essentials in the main pocket, and a front section for mom’s belongings. It’s also beautifully made from vegan leather, comes in a variety of colors, and looks more like a fashion accessory than a diaper bag.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Here's my (Laura Fisher's) own review: I personally have this diaper bag, and I am obsessed. I strap it on for neighborhood walks or hikes, and it holds the perfect amount of diapers and wipes for about two changes. I can also stash my keys and phone in it, and it looks really stylish. I get tons of compliments on the Kibou!

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Best Backpack

Skip Hop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag


When I created my baby registry, multiple friends recommended this reliable, good-looking diaper backpack. Sure enough, the Skip Hop Forma has everything you could want in an everyday diaper bag, including a spacious main compartment, soft quilted exterior, insulated side pockets, and two storage cubes that fit neatly into the front pocket — perfect for those easy-to-lose items like pacifiers and keys. The model comes in a few different colors, but our favorite is the gray for its unisex appeal (i.e. not having to pack a separate diaper bag for my husband!).

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I like how it looks, there's a BUNCH of storage (well thought out design too), and I especially love how it comes with two packing cubes.” “I LOVE THIS DIAPER BAG!! I have been through a few over the years, and this one is by far my favorite… When you fill the outside pockets, it does NOT take away from the space on the inside.”

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Best for Air Travel

Mancro Large Capacity Waterproof Backpack Diaper Bag


When you’re vacationing with your family, you have enough to worry about besides whether or not your diaper bag is up to the task. This sleek gray backpack by Mancro is waterproof and has an easy-to-clean nylon outer layer. It has a large capacity, and 14 compartments, complete with a separate laptop pocket so you don’t need to worry about packing another carry-on bag for yourself. We love that the gray fabric is unisex and timeless enough to transition from the newborn phase to the empty-nester years without ever going out of style.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It is extremely durable and doesn’t get dirty easily (or the color at least hides it well). There are a lot of pockets. [It] feels comfortable to wear and my favorite part is the pocket in the front. I no longer have to shove my arm elbow deep to search for my wipes. I can unzip a pocket in the front of the backpack and reach anything I need on the bottom.” “Better than my $130 designer bag."

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Best Crossbody

Anjie + Ash Parent Crossbody Diaper Bag


A lightweight cross-body diaper bag is a must-have for most moms. This one has two front pockets and a back zipper pocket, which makes keeping track of all your and your kids’ necessities a breeze. It also has a sleek style that can easily transition to a regular bag for the post-diaper period.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I can’t say enough great things! I use this bag every day, and now I don’t have to take my large diaper bag everywhere I go!” “I managed to pack all the essentials for my son inside (diaper, wipes, snacks, and my new changing mat). It’s soft, super easy to clean, very compact, and amazing quality.”

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Parker Baby Diaper Backpack


This is the diaper bag to load up with everything your baby could possibly need or want when away from home.The large main compartment is big enough to hold all the stuff that you need for a day with your baby, as well as a padded laptop compartment and mesh pocket organizers so that everything doesn’t end up in a big jumble.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We are getting ready to welcome our third child, and with a preschooler and a toddler, hauling around the one-shoulder, oversized diaper bag was getting to be too much. I needed something that could hold all of our essentials and was easy to haul all over town. This backpack fits the bill.” “It is great quality and it is completely my style. Plus, SO MANY POCKETS! Which every mom knows is needed to try to keep some sense of organization in your life.”

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Best Easy-Access

Skip Hop Mainframe Wide Open Diaper Backpack


When you’re in the midst of an on-the-go diaper change or snacking emergency, you just don’t have two hands to keep your bag open while you desperately dig through it to find what you need. This mainframe-style backpack is built with a wide structure that will stay open during those hectic moments when you need all hands on deck. It also has adjustable straps so you can either wear it or strap the bag to your stroller, and grab handles for when you’re running out the door.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this bag! The fabric holds up great. [I] love how the whole top unzips, [there's] lots of room, and the two side bottle holders are ideal.” “I love the quality of this bag. I was looking for a diaper bag that was big enough to hold stuff for two kids, and this is!”

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Best Tote

Fisher-Price Quilted Diaper Bag Tote


Whether you hate struggling with a backpack over a winter coat, or you live in a super hot climate where backpacks are a recipe for back sweat, sometimes you just want to swing a tote over your shoulder and get out the door. This quilted version from Fisher-Price is cute and functional, with capacity for seven bottles, 12 pockets total, and a wireframe that stays open while you’re rifling through it. It also has a changing pad and handy hooks to strap onto a stroller or shopping cart. Both the burgundy and black have stylish details that make this tote useful well beyond the diaper stage.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This bag is so organized, fast to get into, and nicely lightweight. It’s actually gorgeous for Fisher-Price. [It] looks like a chic diaper bag like other bigger brand bags.” “This bag is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful black quilted fabric and bright gold zippers. Main compartment is very roomy. It's pretty enough to use as a travel carry-on.”

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Most Stylish

Freshly Picked Convertible Mini Classic Diaper Bag Backpack


This mom-designed mini backpack looks a lot more like a designer bag than a Pampers pouch, which is exactly what we love about it. It’s as elegant and perfectly made as it is practical, with eight pockets and a magnetic front flap for easy access. The Classic Mini comes in 13 gorgeous colors, so you’re sure to find one (or two!) that matches your vibe for both on and off mom duty.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The style and smaller (but by no means 'small') size are very unassuming. I’ve noticed it looks like the backpack purses other women without kids are sporting.” “It fits me [perfectly] and holds all my necessities plus some snacks for the kiddos and our water bottles.”

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Best Tech-Friendly

Mogix Smart Baby Diaper Bag With Portable Phone Charger


There’s nothing worse than being out for a long day only to have your phone die on you. After all, those cute park pictures aren’t going to take themselves! With this Smart diaper bag, you never have to worry about running out of power because it comes with a portable USB battery pack, charging cable, and power port. The tote also has 11 compartments, a changing pad, and plenty of room for all your baby essentials.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I needed a way to charge my phone without it rolling around in my purse… This protects my phone and holds it securely while charging so that the power input doesn't get bent.” “Seriously the best baby bag out there. It stores soooooooo much, and it doesn’t look bulky on you.”

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Best Diaper and Pumping Bag

Mommore Breast Pump Bag and Diaper Tote


Anyone who pumps knows how much stuff you have to carry around with you at all times. Add in your work essentials, and you are looking at a tough-to-carry load. This tote was designed to solve that exact problem, It fits your breast pump along with all its parts, with insulated pockets for bottles and a separate laptop sleeve so that you can stop dragging multiple bags into the office. It’s also stylish enough that your co-workers will never guess what's inside.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This bag is super sleek, pretty, and is a bit more structurally cute compared to my previous bag, for less than half the price.” “I have the Spectra S1, and it fits perfectly, plus my pump parts, charger, and my work laptop. I also love the front pocket, which is perfect for storing my wallet, phone, and keys. Highly recommend!”

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Best for Dads

Sager Creek Military-Style Diaper Bag


This is the diaper bag for every dude with a little one on the way, as well as a great gift for the veteran parents of any gender who’ve been in the toddler trenches for a while. Its earthy coloring and military style makes it a sporty, fun, and comfortable way to carry all of Baby’s must-have items. It’s also extremely durable, made from military-grade polyester, which is twice as strong as cotton and naturally water resistant. All parents will love the insulated hydration pocket, breathable padding, and quick-clip chest strap.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My husband loves this bag! He likes the military look of it, and you [can] easily turn the back pocket into a laptop holder because it's nicely padded.” “I’m very impressed with this bag! The overall durability and structural soundness of the bag’s compartments make it a heavy duty, outdoors, and rugged bag.”

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Best Cooler Bag

Fisher-Price Kaden Super Cooler Insulated Backpack Diaper Bag


A lot of diaper bags have an insulated pocket for a bottle, but sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. If you want to stash more milk or snacks for your little one or yourself, you’ll have plenty of cool space with the insulated front pocket on this backpack-style diaper bag, large enough to hold three bottles, sippy cups, or whatever. The 16 pockets and cushioned changing pad will also ensure you’re never without your daily essentials.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is an awesome diaper bag! Lightweight with lots of pockets to store all the items you need on the go. The areas are even labeled with pictures of things to help you organize where diapers, pacifiers, etc., should go.”