The 16 Best Diaper Bags and Backpacks For Parents in 2021

Anvita Reddy

Parents are very opinionated, rightfully so, when it comes to diaper bags - it's something they use every single day with their baby; the diaper bag or backpack goes in the car with you, in the stroller and you'll be taking it out any time you're out with baby essentially. Many parents end up using their diaper bag more than their actual purse, so along with the best diaper bag, of course you will want the best baby gear too.

Whether you're expecting your first child and adding fresh pieces to your baby registry or simply looking to upgrade the worn-out, over-the-shoulder velcro number you've been toting around for way too long (time to pass it down to the next family, of course!), you likely want to know what the best diaper bags are this year. Want a backpack? Think you want something small? We have it all.

From roomy backpacks that don't actually look like diaper bags, to tried-and-true over-the-shoulder options, and even demure designer options that are better suited for just the necessities, we found the carryalls that will get the job done - some even have insulated pockets for you to store bottles. Whatever you do, though, don't underestimate the power of pockets. You never know when you'll need an extra spot to stash soiled clothing or a wet wash cloth.

- Additional reporting by Rebecca Brown


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