Looking for a travel diaper bag to make your trip with your baby easier? Air travel or road tripping with a baby makes your diaper bag far more important than you ever imagined.
Most parents love the hands-free convenience of backpack diaper bags, and they’re the best option for travel, but even if backpacks aren’t your jam there are plenty of options for you.
Ready to change the way you travel with your tiny human?
But before we get into it…
- How to Choose a Travel Diaper Bag
- #1 Hip Cub Convertible Backpack Diaper Bag
- #2 Lekebaby Expandable Diaper Bag
- #3 HaloVa Diaper Bag Multifunction Waterproof Travel Backpack
- #4 JuJuBe BFF Multifunctional Convertible Diaper Bag
- #5 Fisher-Price Fastfinder Deluxe Messenger Diaper Bag
- #6 Scuddles 3-in-1 Diaper Bag
- #7 Skip Hop Duo Signature Messenger Diaper Bag
- #8 RUVALINO Travel Diaper Tote
- #9 Columbia Outfitter Messenger Diaper Bag
- #10 JuJuBe Be Prepared Travel Diaper Bag
How to Choose a Travel Diaper Bag
Your mileage may vary depending on whether you like to travel light, are concerned with style or function more, and frankly, how organized you are, but always keep an eye out for these things during my selection process.
Popularity: Real life user experience is a fantastic way to gauge quality, ergonomics, and durability. If a diaper bag has a decent number of reviews and you find yourself noticing a recurring trend (think shoddy stitching, uncomfortable straps, or premature wear), that's what you'll get too.
Function: Size, weight, and strap comfort are all key. A travel diaper bag should be big enough to hold everything without being bulky. Remember, it has to fit under the seat in front of you on a plane. Opt for lightweight, and choose wide, well-padded straps for comfort.
Style: Nobody wants to be seen carrying a cringe-worthy bag. With today's selection of diaper bag designs, you're more likely to end up with something demure than something disastrous.
Price: Cheap diaper bags usually won't last as long as pricier models, you can still find a good balance of style and durability at a mid-range price.
Like the idea of being able to customize your travel diaper bag's size and capacity? Well, it looks like the diaper bag gods just answered your prayers.
Boasting an innovative design with an expandable base, this diaper bag makes packing extras a breeze. What's more, it can easily be collapsed, so you won't have to lug around extra bulk on days when you feel like traveling light.
Oh, and it's convertible too, so you can choose between carrying it as a tote, messenger bag, or backpack. Sheesh, is there anything this bag can't do? The only thing we could find was carry your own travel water bottle to avoid getting dehydrated on the plane, which is a big problem.
Ok, so you knew this was coming. There's just no getting around the fact that backpack diaper bags are great for travel.
And this one happens to be one of the best. It’s spacious, comfortable to carry, waterproof, and looks nothing like a diaper bag.
Of course, that's not all. It's also fully kitted out with all the compartments a parent on the move could ask for, including a wet clothes pocket. Oh, and did I mention that it costs less than $50?
No diaper bag line-up would be complete without the coveted JuJuBe BFF. It’s not the biggest and it’s definitely not the most affordable, but, hot damn, this is one sexy little number.
The fact that it’s convertible only adds to its appeal and it even comes with a “mommy pocket” (good looking out, JuJuBe).
If you pack light and don’t mind sacrificing a little space for loads style and convenience, this makes a great travel diaper bag.
Not too big and not too small, this diaper bag strikes a happy medium between two size extremes (yes, the pun was intended).
Specifically designed for on-the-go convenience, this travel diaper bag is equipped with thoughtfully placed exterior pockets to provide quick and easy access to frequently reached for items, like wet wipes, pacifiers, and bottles.
And thanks to its gender neutral color and style, Dad definitely won’t have any issues carrying this one.
Ok, so you probably won’t be able to fit as much into this option as you would a regular diaper bag, but if your baby is under the age of one, the nap time convenience is sooo worth the sacrifice.
It has all the necessary features of a diaper bag and enough room for essentials, but what really sets it apart is the fold out bed. This nifty feature allows your baby to nap anytime, anywhere and also makes diaper changes a easy as pie.
This is one popular messenger diaper bag, and with everything it has to offer, it's easy to see why.
It's well constructed, it looks great, and it’s roomy enough to hold all your baby gear. If staying organized is a priority, you’ll be happy to find it offers 10 pockets, including a dedicated tech compartment for laptops or tablets up to 15”.
There are also plenty of color variations to choose from, so you can decide if you want something girly, guy-friendly, or in between. I personally love the sleek look of the black and it doesn't hurt that it's the most affordable option, either.
If you prefer structured diaper bags, this one's for you. With a solid top and sides, you won't have to worry about your baby gear getting squashed and because it maintains its shape, packing and unpacking is a breeze.
Thoughtfully designed to make traveling easier, this diaper bag offers plenty of room without being unnecessarily bulky or heavy.
Although it's a small detail, I really love the fact that it comes with a strap that slides over a rolling suitcase handle, ‘cos who couldn't do with one less thing to carry? Of course, it also delivers all the basic diaper bag features, like compartments and bottle holders.
Understated and somewhat masculine, this is a solid choice if you’re searching for a travel diaper bag with Dad’s best interests at heart.
On the outside, it looks just like any other messenger bag, but the interior tells a whole different story. An expandable main compartment holds the bulk of baby’s stuff while a smattering of pockets helps keep smaller items separate. Even the insulated dual bottle holder is well disguised by a zipper and dad is sure to be impressed by the Therma-Flect radiant technology that reflects heat so drinks stay fresh.
But it's not all for dads — any self respecting OCD mom will love the fact that it’s made with a built-in antimicrobial to combat bacterial growth.
Mammoth dimensions, ample compartments, and a robust construction make this plus sized offering from JuJuBe a great option if you have more than one kid and some cash to spare (I know, I know — I crack myself up too).
Seriously though, just about every detail is carefully engineered for ease of use and isn't that what everyone needs when traveling with a baby?
The main compartment opens up like an accordian so you can reach the bottom without a struggle and a whopping 17 separate compartments will help even the most scattered parents stay organized. Just like other diaper bags in this range, it comes with a handy “Mommy pocket” to make life a little easier.
There you go. Ten awesome travel diaper bags that are guaranteed to make your next trip memorable for all the right reasons.