Diaper Bag Recs

Updated on July 24, 2013
K.H. asks from Tempe, AZ
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The diaper bag I had with my daughter worked fine when I just had one child. Now that I have two, I'm finding that I need something bigger. Plus, we use cloth diapers so those take up more space than paper diapers. Here's what I need a bag to hold: 4-5 cloth diapers, wipes, extra outfit, blanket, water bottle and snack for my toddler, my phone, keys, and wallet. Anyone have any recommendations for a bag? Thanks!

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answers from St. Louis on

I just kept the overflow in my car. Everywhere I went my car came too and then I didn't have a diaper bag so big people were worried I was going to run away from home.

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answers from Springfield on

I'm a big fan of the backpack, especially when you have more than one. My kids are 4 and 7, and I carry a back pack with me to many, many places. It's just so much easier (hands free), and those baby wipes will come in handy for many, many years. Why didn't I know about baby wipes sooner?

I would get a backpack, and if you do, make sure you get one with water bottle holders on the sides. Those are very nice to have.

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answers from Chicago on

Skip Hop makes a great diaper bag. I'll be having my 4th kid in a few months and I know that it has enough room for 2 in diapers.

Like Flaming Turnip, I keep extra diapers in the car, so there's never too much stuff in the diaper bag. Even if you have a gigantic diaper bag, it gets burdensome to carry with you all the time, and with so much stuff inside it can get tough to find what you need.

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answers from Washington DC on


I did not use a diaper bag - I used a back pack - it worked for me and my/our lifestyle.

Even though my kids are 11 and 13 - I still carry the to-go container of diaper wipes...and a first aid kit....

Since you are carrying a blanket - a back pack would work wonders for you!

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answers from Chattanooga on

I was never a big fan of "diaper bags"

I used a diaper kit which held five disposables, wipes, ointment, an extra outfit, and my wallet. I imagine you could fit at least two cloths, which should typically be good for several hours. I tucked that into a messenger-style bag where I also placed a few extra diapers, and whatever miscellaneous items (snacks, water, sunscreens, toys, etc.) and a small receiving blanket. There was plenty of room.

It carried everything I needed with plenty of room during shorter outings. (Going out to eat, shopping, visiting friends, etc.) I usually left it in the car, and only carried the diaper kit with me. It was rare that I actually needed to make a trip to the car for anything.

For longer trips, (going to the mall in the city, visiting friends who lived far away, day trips, etc) I would just toss whatever extra stuff I needed in the car, or in the bottom of my DDs stroller if we were using it.

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answers from Bloomington on

I use an Eddie Baurer back pack . It's not cute but works for a toddler & baby in cloth. There's also room for the few things my older son needs & myself.

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answers from Norfolk on

I have a Lands' End diaper bag that I just love.
I used it all the time.
I don't use it as a diaper bag anymore but it's perfect as a travel cosmetics bag.
If anything spills or leaks it's easy to clean up.

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answers from Los Angeles on

I use a Kipling bag. Kipling bags are lightweight and durable.

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answers from Chicago on

I bought a lands end backpack when I had my first kid 5 years ago. It still looks new. I use cloth. It's a great bag, with lots of compartments. I have plenty of room for all three kid's stuff....plus keys, etc.

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answers from New York on

I love Vera Bradley. You can get the diaper bag plus a small matching piece for your things. That is what I use.



answers from Los Angeles on

I loved my Ju-Ju-Be bag. Their website is great, with videos and detailed diagrams of the bag so you can have the one that works best for you.

Just checked their site and they don't make my exact one anymore, but here's the link if you want to check them out: http://ju-ju-be.com/

I used the bag when I had my second child. My son was 3.5 at the time. I carried diapers, wipes, extra outfit for the baby, extra pants & underwear (for a few months) for my son, extra shirt for me, snacks, water bottle, blanket, and anything that normally would have gone in my purse.



answers from San Diego on

I purchase a Storksak when my first was born 3 years ago, and have used it everyday since! We now have a second child and this bag is so versatile, that I can use it for both children all the while fulfilling their needs.

There are compartments for everything, to keep your stuff organized. Along with insulated side zip pockets for bottles.

It is my go to bag for every day , it looks just as good as the first day I bought it and was worth every penny!

I love my Storksak!!


answers from San Francisco on

I had this: http://www.katespade.com/K.-spade-nylon-harmony-baby-bag/...

Loved it. Personally, I wasn't about to carry something that *looked* like a diaper bag. (No diaper bags, no minivans... just won't do it.) I liked this diaper bag because it did its job without looking dorky.



answers from Honolulu on

Just use a backpack.

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