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5 Dapper Diaper Bags for Dads

Floral prints and bold geometric designs, we moms tend to get all the diaper bag glory, but does the dad in your house have his own diaper bag? More and more, dads are the ones doing park playdates and daily errands with baby in tow. And I’m guessing that most don’t want to carry a pink bag with flowers on it. Today, we’re rounding up some of our favorite diaper bags for the modern dad.

1.Iconoclast Dad Bags

Iconoclast Dad Bags
Iconoclast Dad Bags

I’m always impressed when a brand finds a way to make a part of parenting easier with a better product. Meet the Iconoclast Dad Bag. This is not just a backpack with a changing pad thrown in. Creator Anthony Escobar created a bag that really performs differently.

You wear it over your shoulder (either left of right with its ambidextrous strap) and when you need to access the contents, you swing it around in front of your body – the bag horizontal. The inside pockets are designed for the bag to be opened this way, quickly and conveniently, letting you easily grab those wipes or snack bag without having to take the bag off.

If you need more storage (or dad likes to keep things uber organized), you can also buy separate modular accessory pouches for wipes, additional diapers, first aid or other supplies that can be secured at various places both inside or outside the bag – wherever you prefer to put them. Love this flexibility! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Mario Lopez is a fan of them too.

2.Backpacks are back

Backpacks are back
Backpacks are back

I know, you graduated school and thought you’d never have to get another backpack again. While most diaper bags are shoulder bags and totes, backpacks are an increasingly popular option because they can spread the weight across both shoulders. This works especially well if you’re going somewhere that is less stroller-friendly and you’ll want to have the baby in one of those front-facing carriers. More at

Fair warning: if you’ve got a baby in the front and a diaper bag backpack on, every kid-free guy under 25 is going to shake their head at you and think, “Not me, man. Not me.”

3.OiOi Men’s Jungle Leather Satchel Diaper Bag

OiOi Men's Jungle Leather Satchel Diaper Bag
OiOi Men’s Jungle Leather Satchel Diaper Bag

Calling all rugged hipster dads! This one-of-a-kind diaper bag is so cool that your non-parent friends might want one of their own! Made from real distressed leather and antique gold hardware, this bag can hold everything you need to take care of your baby. The back pocket has a magnetic snap for easy opening and closing. The lining is water-proof so spills clean up easy.

4.Baby Boom XLR8 Connect and Go Back Pack Diaper Bag

Baby Boom XLR8 Connect and Go Back Pack Diaper Bag
Baby Boom XLR8 Connect and Go Back Pack Diaper Bag

This diaper bag/backpack combo is the peak of dad-on-the-go power. The bag can recharge as many as four devices, such as phones and tablets, so baby feels clean and Pops can rock out. The spacious interior can hold diapers, wipes and creams and the insulated side pocket for bottles keep them room temperature and doesn’t allow for spills on to the electronics. More at

5.Good Merchandise Everyday Bag
Started by two dads, this Texas-based company was new to me but I’m loving Good Merchandise’s Everyday Bag because I know they are exactly the kind of bag my husband would have liked to carry. A un-fussy, rugged canvas exterior, enough pockets to hold the essentials, a waterproof interior and a strap that lets the bag be worn as a backpack or cross-body messenger. There are four color choices – tan/navy and tan/green and the just-released solids in military green and grey. Which I’d be just as happy to use as a diaper bag too! Plus, I love that this bag looks just as functional after baby.

A diaper bag, in many dads’ minds, is a shapeless purse-like sling that we hope is ideally functional and – if we’re lucky – neutral in design and color. Or, if you’re like me, it’s a repurposed favorite hiking backpack.

How To Find The Best Baby Diaper Bag

How To Find The Best Baby Diaper Bag

Are you going to be having a baby soon? If you’ve got a new child on the way, you’re going to want to make sure you have a high-quality diaper bag. Life will be a lot easier if you have a way to carry items like diapers and bottles around.

Naturally, you’re going to want to make sure you buy the best baby diaper bag you can. Here are a few tips that will help you find a great diaper bag:

Look At Reviews

You should make sure you look at a lot of different reviews before you purchase a diaper bag. The bag that you buy should have plenty of great feedback from customers. If lots of people love a bag, that’s a great sign! If you buy the bag, you’ll probably love it too.

Read The Product Description

If you’re going to be ordering your diaper bag online, you should make sure you take a good long look at the product description. You can find a lot of important information there. More at

What should you be looking for? For one, you should check out the size of the diaper bag. Make sure it’s big enough to meet your needs. You should also check to see what kind of materials it is made from.

Set A Budget

The best diaper bag is going to be a bag that you can afford! Set a budget for yourself so that you don’t spend too much.

If you have a baby coming, there are a lot of things you are going to have to do to prepare! If you take the time to select a quality diaper bag, it will be a lot easier for you to manage your baby’s needs. With the right bag, you’ll always have the supplies that you need. More at


Parents with babies often feel forced to sacrifice style for function daily. As pretty as they are, many purses don’t hold bottles, wipes or diapers — and don’t even get us started on the stain risk you take by having your favorite bag near a baby. My one rule when I became a mother 15 years ago was that my diaper bag will never even remotely resemble a diaper bag. People who know me will tell you — I don’t do ugly. I’m not carrying some heavy, frumpy diaper bag. With all the options out there, especially with the eCommerce boom of the past two decades, you don’t need to sacrifice style for functionality anymore. So, I set out on a search for a diaper bag that I could use from day to night. After scouring all of the diaper bag styles: clutch, backpack, convertible, hobo, sling, messenger, tote, fashion, breast pump, and beyond, I found 10 stylish and functional ones that no one will even know hold the baby’s dirty laundry (so to speak.) Now when someone asks, “Where did you get your purse?” You can smile politely right on cue and say, “You mean my diaper bag?”

1. Elizabeth Leather Tan by StorkSak

This bag embodies sophistication and is structurally timeless. Celebrities love StorkSak as well. Angelina Jolie was keen on the Gigi (only available in the UK), but I’ve fancied the Elizabeth (seen here) since I saw it. It is made from lake washed leather, which ages with the bag and has brushed gold hardware. If you’re looking for a diaper bag that doubles for office attire — most laptops fit inside this beautifully. More at

2. Catherine Leather Almond by StorkSak

This diaper bag is my new favorite. I carry it everywhere and everyone thinks it’s Marc Jacobs! This Hobo Style Diaper bag makes it easy to fall in love with the carrying your baby’s accessories around.


3. Be Right Back Tokidoki — Animalini by Ju-Ju-Be

This bag was stolen by my 16-year-old daughter upon seeing it. As in, I never actually got to use it myself. This animated backpack is the ultimate hybrid.

4. Mickey Mouse Messenger Bag

Here is a classic example of how something can be printed all over a bag without appearing busy. Mickey Mouse is all smiles on this spacious satchel. It’s so kid-friendly!

5. Zahra by Babymel

Available in a variety of shades, these bright colors make motherhood look fun, even if the rest of your outfit is comprised of yoga pants and your 7-year-old son’s old Thor t-shirt.

6. Green Label Neckline Bag by Lassig

This diaper bag is unlike any other! It is unique, attractive and stylish enough to be used on a daily basis by mom long after the babies have grown. Best of all, it’s lightweight and made almost entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

7. “Annie” Breast Pump Diaper Bag by Sara Wells

The “Annie” is the professional breast pump bag you’ve been waiting for. Stylish, functional, and tall enough to fit the largest laptops vertically, this bag will carry literally everything you need including the breast pump.

8. Brookside Tote by Little Unicorn

Available in three beautiful colors: blueberry, taupe and brown, this minimalist design and clean style is all about straightforward function. With eight pockets, a special protective iPad pocket, cushioned changing pads, matching stroller straps, handy key hook, and made of wipeable vegan leather, this bag is a must-have. More at

9. Kate by MZ Wallace

As women and moms, being prepared is non-negotiable. This bag was designed for a mom of triplets. It comes in great colors. Stylish and functional, this bag will last for years. Nothing says diaper bags have to be neutral, bulky or heavy anymore. You can have all the pockets you need, stylish hardware, and a fashionable diaper bag that you can carry from day to night.