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If you think you can get away with stuffing everything your baby needs in a regular purse or tote, even for a quick walk, think again. Diaper bags are so much more than your average bag because they come with numerous pockets designated for diapers, bottles, wipes, dirty clothes, and more to keep you organized. But with all the different diaper bags on the market, it can be hard to know which one will suit your needs best.
A backpack diaper bag is a great choice for many who are overwhelmed by the idea of having to lug a ton of stuff from place to place. They can offer much-needed relief on your back and shoulders and oftentimes have padded straps and backs for added comfort. They have plenty of room and tons of pockets for everything you need to pack, making them perfect for parents of multiples, and they also leave your hands free to pick up your tot or push a stroller.
There are many different types of backpack diapers bags out there. Several can be attached to a stroller or suitcase for travel — we really like the idea of using a backpack diaper bag as a second diaper bag when traveling, so we can pack more stuff in there that’s easily accessible — and some even have cooler bags for ready-made bottles and snacks.
Whatever your specific diaper bag needs are, we’ve rounded up the 16 best backpack diaper bags below. These options are durable, stylish, and made to last well into the toddler years.
Best Overall: Freshly Picked Diaper Bag
Best for Dads: Jeep Adventurer’s Diaper Backpack
Best for Strollers: SkipHop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag
Best for Travel: JuJuBe Be Right Back Diaper Backpack
Best with Cooler: Obersee Bern Diaper Bag Backpack
Most Organized: Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack
Best for Multiples: Eddie Bauer Crosstown Backpack Diaper Bag
Most Affordable: Trend Lab Convertible Backpack Diaper Bag
Best Leather: PacaPod Hartland Leather Backpack Diaper Bag
Best Convertible: Fawn Design The Original Diaper Bag
Best Large: Bananafish Melanie Backpack Diaper Bag
Best Small: Pottery Barn Kids Classic Diaper Backpack
Best Designer: Stella McCartney Kids Diaper Backpack
Best for Messes: Twelvelittle Companion Backpack Diaper Bag
Best Lightweight: Kipling Zax Diaper Backpack
Freshly Picked Diaper Bag
Moms love this stylish backpack that doesn’t look like it’s meant to hold diapers and bottles. It has a magnetic closure for easy access, as well as 10 pockets, including a zippered front pocket and two side pockets. It comes in several chic colors and patterns like black, butterscotch, and leopard print.
Best for Dads
Jeep Adventurer’s Diaper Backpack
Dad will be good to go with this functional backpack diaper bag that features 10 pockets, adjustable padded straps, and insulated side pockets. It also comes with a place to store keys and a convenient wipes pocket on the outside.
Best for Strollers
SkipHop Forma Backpack Diaper Bag
We love a backpack for how easy it is to carry, but strapping it to a stroller gives parents a much-needed break from lugging things. The stroller straps on this backpack are high up, meaning it’s in the perfect position for easy access when attached. It also comes with packing cubes for extra clothes and insulated side pockets.
Best for Travel
JuJuBe Be Right Back Diaper Backpack
Just like a suitcase, this diaper backpack features a front mesh storage pocket that’s perfect for storing clothes, shoes, and blankets. It also comes with a changing pad, insulated bottle pockets on either side, and tons of outside pockets for easy access. It’s available in colors like pink and red as well as a black-and-white chevron print.
Best with Cooler
Obersee Bern Diaper Bag Backpack
This diaper backpack comes with a detachable cooler pouch to store premade bottles. It also includes a changing pad that has its own pockets for diapers and wipes. It can be attached to a stroller or worn comfortably with the adjustable padded straps.
Dagne Dover Indi Diaper Backpack
This backpack comes with a ton of accessories: two inside clips, a changing pad, a removable bottle holder, a pocket for wipes, and an extra pouch for dirty clothes. It also has a padded pocket for a tablet or laptop as well as a luggage sleeve and stroller clips. But most of all, we love its soft and very durable neoprene fabric.
Best for Multiples
Eddie Bauer Crosstown Backpack Diaper Bag
This roomy back has enough space for everything you need and then some. The large interior features 11 pockets, including two insulated pockets for bottles or water. It also has an insulated pocket on the outside as well as a pocket for wipes.
Trend Lab Convertible Backpack Diaper Bag
This bag is under $40 and comes with all the bells and whistles of the others. It has 16 total pockets, a zippered pouch for dirty clothes, a changing pad, a roomy interior, and padded straps. It can also easily be attached to a stroller and comes in fun prints as well as basic black.
PacaPod Hartland Leather Backpack Diaper Bag
If you’re looking for a diaper backpack that’s stylish and discreet, this is a great pick. It’s made from genuine leather and has separate pouches for changing and feeding supplies. It comes with a coordinated changing pad and stroller straps.
Fawn Design The Original Diaper Bag
This bag can easily switch from backpack to crossbody and back again. It has 12 pockets (six on the outside, six on the inside) and is made from vegan leather. The main pockets are large enough to fit a change of clothes, diapers, bottles, wipes, and more. This bag also comes in a mini size that we love.
Bananafish Melanie Backpack Diaper Bag
The large interior in this backpack makes any trip with baby a breeze because you can pack everything you need and plenty of backups without feeling like you’ve stuffed this bag to the brim. We especially love the roomy exterior front pocket for packing creams and wipes.
Pottery Barn Kids Classic Diaper Backpack
This backpack has similar dimensions to a regular backpack and is perfect for parents who don’t want to feel overwhelmed with a big bag. The smaller interior pockets will fit bottles and a few diapers, and the main pocket is roomy enough for clothes, blankets, and wipes. You can have this bag monogrammed to add a special touch.
Stella McCartney Kids Diaper Backpack
This sleek diaper bag comes with a changing pad, adjustable straps, and a padded back. It can be worn as a backpack or a tote, or place it over the stroller without the need for special clips or hooks.
Best for Messes
Twelvelittle Companion Backpack Diaper Bag
You're bound to have more than a few messes in and around your diaper bag, so it’s great to have a bag that’s up to the task. This bag is machine washable and features a polyester exterior and interior that’s easy to wipe down. We also can’t get over the adorable cheetah print.
Kipling Zax Diaper Backpack
With all the stuff you’re going to throw in your diaper bag, it will get pretty heavy. That’s why we love this lightweight backpack that only weighs 1.8 pounds, so there’s no added weight on your shoulders. It has a zippered main pocket as well as a drawstring pocket that's great for holding things like burp cloths and wipes for when you’re in a pinch.
Disney Mickey Mouse Boxy Diaper Bag
We love this bag not just for the adorable Mickey Mouse print, but for all the added features, too. It has a durable zip closure and an insulated bottom for storing bottles and snacks; it fits Petunia Pickle Bottom’s Inter-Mix organizational system that’s sold separately. It also has a removable changing pad and a hard case for wipes.