Just because you have to get a diaper bag doesn’t mean you can’t get something fashionable. It also doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Maybe you are getting ready to have your first baby, maybe you are shopping for a baby shower gift, or maybe you are just looking for something new because your previous babies have destroyed your previous bags. I can relate.
I felt like I went through bag after bag after bag to finally find one that I loved and actually didn’t fall apart on me. A big part of that was being willing to spend a little bit more to get a bag that would stand the test of time and hold up to not only a new baby but my other kids around as well! It wasn’t a big designer name brand so it didn’t cost a fortune, There are also great options that are very budget friendly. Whatever you choose, there is nothing more exciting than packing that diaper bag, waiting for the arrival of your little one, no matter what number of baby this is for you. Congrats!
5 Chic Designer Diaper Bags for All Budgets
Petunia Pickle Bottom Sashay Satchel (Under $200)
I personally love diaper bags from Petunia Pickle Bottom. They typically run between $90 and $200. No, they aren’t cheap but they are still affordable for those of you are on a budget. If you are looking for a bag that will stand the test of time this is a good option. I upgraded to one of these bags when I had my 5th and last baby. I only wish I had found it sooner.
What I love about it is that it looks like a nice handbag; I can wear it on my shoulder like a purse when I am going out for the evening, but it also is a backpack. When I am headed out with all kids in tow and I simply don’t have enough hands, I don’t have to worry about carrying something over my shoulder.
This diaper bag comes with a wipe case and a removable changing pad, which has come in handy on many occasions. Kids can be messy and over time your bags can get messy but this particular bag—and most Petunia Pickle Bottom bags—come with a wipable glaze on the exterior and the changing pad, so you can wipe the bag down with a Clorox wipe or wet wipe. Brilliant! There are two pockets on the outside to hold bottles or sippy cups and two large pockets that are filled with interior pockets.
Inside the bag are different compartments to hold diapers, keys, and all sorts of treasures. There is even a clasp to attach keys or a binky. It also closes with a zipper. This diaper bag, well not only this bag but this whole brand name of Petunia Picklebottom, gets my high five. There are so many different styles and fabrics to choose from; you are sure to find one that fits your needs and your style.
4 Great Diaper Bags Under $50
Looking for something less expensive? Here are 4 more good designer-style diaper bags under $50.
Arrows Weekender Bag by White Elm
The Arrows Weekender is such a cute bag. There are multiple color options to choose from, and the tan leather handles and straps add a pop of color to any color you choose. It is a larger deep bag that can be used as a diaper bag or really for anything that you might need to carry.
There are six pockets to hold bottles, diapers, toys, or treasures. The shoulder strap is large, wide, and adjustable. It can be worn over one shoulder or cross-body. It cannot be washed in the washing machine, but it can be gently hand washed.
I would recommend using Scotch Guard on this bag to protect it and so you can easily wipe it down. It closes with an easy-to-use magnetic snap. One downside is that this bag struggles to stand up on its own. Overall this is a cute, trendy, functional option for the everyday mom.
JJ Cole Satchel Diaper Bag, Stone Arbor
I just love this JJ Cole Satchel bag. It is super duper functional. But, let me tell you, it is a beast of a bag, and I mean that in a good way. It is very large. This is a bag that I would use on a day trip somewhere or on a vacation when there was a need for me to pack a lot of items for multiple kids.
This is not a diaper bag that I would personally use for my everyday use. But I tend to keep it simple. I have five kids. At this point, I leave the house with a diaper and a binky, whatever; I’m tired. You may be in a situation where you want or need to have a large bag full of multiple items in case something comes up, and you want to be prepared. I applaud your energy, and this is the bag for you!
There are 11 pockets in and around this bag to hold everything you might need from bottles to diapers, to wipes, binkies, toys, extra outfits, the kitchen sink. You name it, you can fit it in the bag. What I love about this bag is that you could also use this as a little weekend getaway bag for yourself. This bag also comes with stroller hooks so you can hook it right up to your stroller. It can easily be wiped down and comes with a changing pad. This is a great option if you have a lot you need to carry around.
A Good Diaper Bag for Dads
This is a great little diaper bag. There are 10 pockets in and around to hold everything you need. The pockets are smaller than normal because there are so many of them, but that doesn’t seem to bother anyone. Everything you need to put in a diaper bag still seems to work and fit well.
Another good alternative would be to go with one of these great diaper backpacks.
Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag, Chevron
The Skip Hop Duo Signature wipes down well and is easy to clean. It comes with a changing pad, but the pad is small and is not machine washable. There is a zipper closure and a comfortable strap, and it also comes with non-slip stroller attachments. This bag looks more like a diaper bag than any other the previous choices, but is still stylish and trendy.
It is cute, but not too cute. Even dads feel comfortable wearing it! Another nice feature is that this bag has a tech pocket to store a tablet or laptop that is up to 15”. Overall, it’s a good choice and a great price.
Mariego Travel Diaper Backpack Bag with Insulated Two Bottle Pockets
Is this a diaper bag or backpack? Well, it’s both! This is a great option is you are a mom on the go who needs hands-free all the time, or if you are constantly out enjoying nature, or if you just like the backpack style.
The front pocket almost completely opens up to reveal many functional pockets that hold everything you might need. This backpack has comfortable straps that breathe well and has three other sections that open up for ultimate storage capability. It really is like a backpack, just with extra storage capability for bottles and baby items, and it’s super cute. It’s a great option for the mom who is looking for a backpack.
I hope that this was helpful and you found the right option for your needs and your budget. Whatever you choose, I would recommend buying something that can either be easily wiped down or Scotch Guarded and has multiple pockets for all your treasures. Congrats on your new little arrival, and please comment below to tell us what you think.