Our best diaper bag of 2024: the Fathercraft bag with its contents on a table

10 best diaper bag picks for 2024, tried & tested by the Fathercraft community

If you don’t know this yet, allow me to be the first to tell you: Babies need a lot of stuff. Diapers, wipes, bottles, burp cloths, teethers… I could keep going. So, one of the most important things you’ll purchase for your baby is your diaper bag. Why? It’s where all the stuff goes. To help you make the best choice for you, we’re here with the best diaper bags of 2024, according to 43 real families like yours. Instead of one reviewer sharing bags they may or may not have actually tested, you’ll get the genuine feedback of multiple parents who spent their hard-earned money on these diaper bags. 

Here’s what’s coming your way:

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How we picked the best diaper bags

We surveyed our community, and 43 parents responded. We got the chance to learn more about:

  • Their family (i.e., how many kids do they have? How old?) 
  • Their favorite bags 
  • What they think makes a top bag better than the rest 
  • What they don’t like about their diaper bags 

Then, I, Kristan—mom of a two-year-old with a second on the way—sifted through the responses to help you make sense of them. No matter who you are, how many children you have, or what your life looks like, there’s a bag here for you. 

The features we asked about 

We asked survey respondents if their favorite bags had these features: 

  • Laptop sleeve
  • Water-resistant material
  • Removable storage
  • Changing pad
  • Bottle storage
  • USB charger
  • Padded straps
a loop of coffee being spilt on a Fathercraft diaper bag

Then, we asked them to score their bags on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being “not at all” and 5 being “this bag is AWESOME because of this” for each of the following characteristics:

  • Durability 
  • Style
  • Organization
  • Versatility 
  • Comfort

Finally, we asked them to take some pictures and leave some comments, so we could fully understand what makes the diaper bags below the best of the best. From the 21 different bags suggested, we selected 10 of the best ones to share with you.

The best diaper bags in 2024

Our best diaper bag picks are presented in the following categories (click to jump to the ones that sound like they’d fit your needs the best):

Diaper Bag Brand Category Laptop Sleeve Water Resistant Material Removable Storage Changing Pad Bottle Storage USB Charger Padded Straps
Most popular, best for dads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Most popular
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Most popular, best for style
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Best for budget
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Best for budget
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Best for travel
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Best for multiples
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Best pump bag
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Best bag that's not a diaper bag
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Best crossbody
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes

Most popular diaper bags in 2024 

The diaper bags in this section appeared in our survey responses more than the rest. Here are three of the most popular bags and why we think they were such big hits:

Fathercraft Dad Bag

Ok, look—we did survey the Fathercraft community. So, it makes sense that the Fathercraft dad bag was a popular pick. Featuring removable storage, multiple access points, and “safe zones” for your cell phone and laptop, the Fathercraft bag seemed to hook respondents because of its organizational capabilities. 

The Fathercraft diaper bag surrounded by all the items someone fits inside it, including snacks, diapers, a full-sized water bottle, a change of clothes, diaper cream, toys, Nose Frida, phone, pens, wipes, and bottles

“It has storage, multiple access points, and so much organization!” Jason, Dad of 1

Our community members ranked the Fathercraft bag high in terms of durability and style. This dad diaper bag is indeed constructed with easy-to-clean material that can endure spit-up, toddler tantrums, and fun adventures turned into what might feel like a real episode of Survivor. Wear it either as a backpack or a messenger bag—because parenthood can be tough, but you can at least tough it out in style. 

Price: $249

Pros: big enough to hold all the things you need, lots of storage options (including removable storage), high-quality material, multiple access points, multiple ways to wear

Cons: we’ve been told some people think this bag is too big (we aren’t sure if those people have kids)

Dagne Dover Indi Neoprene Diaper Backpack

One Dagne Dover Indi Neoprene Diaper Bag user mentions “size, style, and accessories” as the stand-out features of this sleek backpack. With its modern vegan leather aesthetic, the Dagne Dover doesn’t actually look like a diaper bag. But, it’s still large enough to hold everything you need. 

stock image of a brown Dagne Dover backpack

“It looks like a regular backpack, but with the functionality of a diaper bag. Holds so much without being too bulky.” – Laney, Mom of 1

This diaper bag features a removable water-resistant and washable zipper bag and two D-rings for stroller attachment clips. It also comes in multiple colors and sizes (the price point below is for its largest bag). 

Finally, the material is 100% vegan and easy to wipe clean. 

Price: $215

Pros: doesn’t look like a diaper bag, stroller clips, removable changing pad and storage 

Cons: some people report it’s too big/heavy and that it stains easily 

Itzy Ritzy Boss Plus™ Large Diaper Bag

The Itzy Ritzy Boss Plus™ diaper bag backpack, which comes in multiple sizes, colors, and prints, received “5’s” for style from all of our community users who love this bag. With 19 pockets, including a front pocket that fully opens, there’s a place for all your baby’s needs, and you’ll feel super trendy. 

Black Itzy Ritzy backpack next to a toddler in red pajamas
Itzy Ritzy next to a little one

“I like that the front of it opens up fully so that it’s easy to find what I’m looking for. I also like that it has so many pockets including an insulated pocket.” – Lindsay, Mom of 3

Our community members also mention comfortable straps across multiple body types. 

Price: $189.99

Pros: trendy aesthetic, lots of pockets, large front pocket 

Cons: some people report that it gets heavy

Best diaper bags for your budget

All three of our most popular picks are admittedly on the pricier side. There’s a reason some diaper bags get so expensive. Well-made, durable bags last longer, which comes in handy if you’re planning to have multiple children or hope your diaper bag lasts a long time.

But, there are still some great options at a cost-friendly price point. We’re all for that because let’s be honest—babies are expensive, and we aren’t made of money. 

RUVALINO

The RUVALINO diaper bag backpack was our community’s #1 pick under $100. Featuring an extra-wide opening, an easy-access “mommy pocket,” and waterproof material, the RUVALINO contains many of the same features more expensive bags boast but for over half the cost.

Close-up image of someone's RUVALINO backpack

“I love that the front zipper can hold tall bottles and cups.” – Alexis, Mom of 1

All of our community members who use the RUVALINO reported they are “highly satisfied,” despite ranking the bag lower than its more expensive alternatives in terms of durability and style. Everyone reported that it successfully holds everything they need, and one mom mentioned a wet wipe holder that allows you to pull wipes through the bag. 

Price (Amazon): $89.99, but currently listed at $42.99

Price (Target): $44.99

Pros: price, wet wipe holder, extra-wide opening, “mommy pocket” 

Cons: it seems like you get what you pay for in terms of style and durability

LAND

The LAND Nappy Bag (sold by Lulu Babe Baby Boutique in Australia) is our community’s most budget-friendly pick that’s still technically a diaper bag. Although it’s currently listed on the Lulu Babe website for $72.95, you can purchase it on Amazon for $32.99. With stroller attachments, side and front pockets, and space for a small laptop, this diaper bag accomplishes a lot despite its small price tag. One of our survey respondents mentioned the bag has even held up for five years and transitioned nicely to a toddler bag.  

Stock image of the LAND backpack

“It was made well and has lasted 5 years. The amount of pockets inside and out has proven helpful.” – Samantha, Mom of 2

With several gender-neutral colors to choose from, the LAND bag could be a great pick for the whole family. 

Price point (Amazon): $32.99

Price point (Lulu Babe): $72.95

Pros: price, stroller attachments, lots of pockets

Cons: most negative reviews mention that it feels cheaply made, although our community members reported solid durability

Best diaper bags for dads

Fathercraft Dad Bag

One of our most popular picks resurfaces here as the top diaper bag for dads in 2024 (and yes… it’s ours. Again, this is one of the benefits of surveying our community). 
This diaper bag was designed specifically with dads in mind. Yes, it has easy access points, removable storage, and room for all of your children’s belongings. It also has plenty of room for your laptop and belongings, making it a long-term bag for all your dad needs (even when diapers are out of the picture).

A dad with his son on his shoulders on a hike, carrying the Fathercraft backpack

See above for price, pros, and cons.

Best for style

Itzy Ritzy Boss Plus™ Large Diaper Bag

The Itzy Ritzy was another “most popular” pick—but for a good reason. These bags look nice… one might even say ritzy (sorry)

It’s big enough to hold everything you need, but it doesn’t put a damper on all your favorite outfits. The Itzy Ritzy bag featured here is a backpack, but they also sell totes and crossbodies designed specifically to hold baby stuff. 

A close-up of someone's Itzy Ritzy sitting on their kitchen counter

Yeah, you might have spit-up on your shirt. But at least your diaper bag makes you look fancy. 

See price, pros, and cons above. 

Best for travel

Mina Baie Kinney Backpack

Travel smart with the Mina Baie Kinney Backpack. While technically deemed a diaper bag, it’s designed with versatility in mind—so it’s perfect for your first family vacation or your first solo work trip. The Kinney is the smallest full-sized Mina Baie backpack available, but it comes with “so many pockets” to help with internal storage. Pack your laptop in a separate sleeve and use the insulated bottle pocket for your little one. Plus, the zippered luggage sleeve can be used as an extra pocket when it’s not attached to your suitcase.

Someone's MINA BAIE lays on their bed next to the dust bag and mom pocket

“Perfect size, lots of pockets and open space… Doesn’t look like a diaper bag.” – Rebecca, Mom of 1

Our community ranked the Kinney highly in terms of style, organization, versatility, and comfort—everything you need to travel well.

Price: $189

Pros: multipurpose luggage sleeve, internal storage, not too bulky, stylish

Cons: as the smallest full-sized Mina Baie bag, you may find you want more internal space

Best diaper bag for two

Several of the bags already mentioned are spacious enough for multiple kids. But, our survey respondents with multiples reported using one bag more than the rest: 

Freshly Picked Classic Diaper

The Freshly Picked Classic Diaper Bag was chosen multiple times by families with multiple children, including half of the families with four or more kids. It boasts a large capacity and durable material that easily wipes clean. With many different colors to choose from and a chic design, the Freshly Picked bags also get points for style. Our community members certainly seemed to think so, rating it highly in terms of style, comfort, and durability. 

Stock image of a tan Freshly Picked backpack

“It handles everything we need.” – Andrew, Dad of 4+

Our respondents mostly talk about the Freshly Picked bag in terms of functionality. With an internal mom pocket, as well as pockets that easily store wearable breast pumps like the Elvie, we see it as a convenient, yet stylish, option.

Price: $199

Pros: large capacity, easy to clean, space for wearable pumps, good for multiples

Cons: some reports of vegan leather peeling

Best Pump Bag

Pumping on the go? They make a diaper bag for that.

Teamoy Pump Bag

Our community reported “TONS of storage” in the Teamoy bag, which makes sense—its front pocket is big enough to hold a pump base + milk storage. According to its Amazon description, the Teamoy has 8 total pockets, fitting most breast pumps, a cooler bag, and everything else your baby needs. 

Stock image of the Teamoy backpack and its included cooler

“I use the hell out of the Teamoy backpack.” – Mary, Mom of 1

The Teamoy received 5s across the board from Mary, securing its place as the favorite of her two diaper bags. Our community also reported a laptop sleeve and comfy straps. 

Price (Amazon): $46.99

Pros: holds a breast pump and cooler storage, lots of general storage, comfy straps, price

Cons: one community member mentioned wishing it had a wipe dispenser, some negative reviews mention the pump pocket being too small 

Best diaper bag that’s not a diaper bag 

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L

Full disclosure: this backpack is technically a camera bag. 

But our community called it out as a great diaper bag option because of its multiple access points and versatility. According to its website, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack has been recently revamped with a focus on “access, organization, expansion, and protection” (which fits the needs of parents pretty dang well). 

Stock image of the Peak Design backpack

“We can set it up differently as our little guy grows and our needs change. The different access points are great… and there are little pockets everywhere to stow little things like hand sanitizer and spare socks.” – Anita, Mom of 1

Anita reports being “highly satisfied” and gave the Peak Design backpack 5’s across the board in terms of durability, style, organization, versatility, and comfort. We imagine you might love this bag even more if you’re a photographer. 

Price: $279.95

Pros: multiple access points, storage for small items, high-quality build

Cons: high price point—potentially not worth it if you’re not a photographer

Best crossbody

We’ve discussed a lot of backpacks… but what if you’re looking for something different? Our community had a suggestion for that: 

Eddie Bauer Riptop Sling Backpack

The Eddie Bauer Riptop Sling Backpack got a shoutout from our community as a reliable alternative to a traditional diaper bag backpack. Even though this bag isn’t technically for diapers, it’s spacious enough (14.5” x 9.5” x 2.5”) to hold basic necessities for the day and isn’t quite as big to lug around. 

Stock image of a black Eddie Bauer crossbody

“Not oversized but has enough room for everything we need.” – Ryan 

Admittedly, this bag scored lower for “organization.” But with multiple colors to choose from, and a solid 4 out of 5 from our community on “durability,” The Eddie Bauer Riptop Sling is a great option for a simple daypack. 

Price: $35

Pros: compact, lower price, durable material 

Cons: no extra organization/storage, could be too small depending on your needs

Honorable mentions

Not every bag mentioned by our community made it into our top picks. Here are the honorable mentions: 

What is the best diaper bag in 2024? 

Our top pick across all categories is… (drum roll, please)…

The Fathercraft Dad Bag.

Go ahead and roll your eyes, but we’ll remind you again that you are on the Fathercraft website. So, yeah, we’re a little biased—but we can back it up. Parents love the Fathercraft dad bag because:

  • It’s big enough to address the needs of multiple kids (and YOU)
  • Multiple access points never leave you fumbling around for the important stuff in critical situations (and there will be critical situations… like a diaper blowout at Grandma’s birthday in her favorite restaurant)
  • It’s gender-neutral and can be worn multiple ways
Stock image of the Fathercraft bag as a messenger bag, our top pick for best diaper bag

But, we understand it’s not for everyone. So, if you’re not into the Fathercraft bag, here’s what you might like instead:

But do us a favor in the meantime and check out some of the other resources Fathercraft has to offer.

Meet Fathercraft

Hey, we’re Fathercraft! Even if you don’t choose our diaper bag, we invite you to keep exploring. We review stuff for parents —everything from baby and newborn essentials to books and toys. And, we make stuff that makes parenting even more awesome, like a men’s diaper bag (which you already know about) and an online course for expecting dads.

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