Carry your diaper essentials in style…
Whether you’re a first-time mama or onto your second or third, we all know that outdoor excursions with the little one require a fully organised and prepped diaper bag. But with so many on the market, it can be tough to choose the best one for you. Here are some of our tried and tested favourites that have stood the test of time, practicality and functionality… all while helping you look chic and put together!
Don’t forget to also check out our helpful downloadable checklist What To Pack In My Diaper Bag, so you’re always prepared when you leave home.
Karla Prompers, Hong Kong mama to triplets, created a line of bags to support all of your lifestyle needs like carrying a laptop, going travelling and, of course, carting around everything your baby might need and more!
The sleek look of the Luna makes it a great option for a backpack-style diaper bag. Its minimalist design makes it super lightweight even with its multiple pockets and the water-resistant interior makes it safe to carry around bottles without worrying about ruining the bag. If it works for a full-time working mum of triplets, you really can’t go wrong!
Available online from Mika Rouge for $1,790
Looking for a diaper bag that you can easily share with your spouse? The super-chic Marindale Backpack in grey from Little Unicorn is a perfectly versatile option that maintains a level of sophistication without fuss. Made from durable cotton canvas and vegan leather, it includes a cushioned changing pad, has seven roomy, easy-to-access pockets, and our favourite part, matching stroller straps!
Available online from Little Unicorn for around $706
Whether you’re headed out and about or to the office, this Greenwich Convertible Backpack from Skip Hop is the best accompaniment for the newest member of your family. Worn as either a backpack or a messenger bag, the sleek design features loads of pockets for your diaper bag essentials and the luxe vegan leather easily wipes clean. The overall look of the bag is timeless and the cool, grey shade makes it easy to grab and go no matter what you’re wearing.
Available online from Baby Central for $999
Many mamas from North America will attest to their love for Pottery Barn Kids, a supplier of baby and kid-related goods from furniture to bags. So, you can imagine our excitement when we heard that the brand delivers to Hong Kong!
At Sassy Mama HQ, we love anything monogrammed, so we fell hard for these canvas diaper bags that provide the option of having your initials sewn on. The grey Classic Diaper Bag is the perfect tote to throw in all of your baby essentials and can eventually turn into a beach tote when your baby starts needing less!
Available online from Pottery Barn Kids for $1,167.78
We can’t get enough of Mischa! With a roomy interior and effortless, luxe look, this sleek leather tote is an everyday go-to bag. Though not designed specifically to be a “diaper bag” – we’re all about letting products live up to their full potential!
Crafted from soft, unstructured Nappa leather, double-faced with contrasting colour and finished with laser-cut detailing, this Monogram Tote comes in a variety of colours and is a bag you’ll still be using when your bub is a teen! The interior leaves plenty of room for every day, work or travel essentials and you can stow your valuables in the inside side pocket. It’s perfect when you’re likely to be shoving in toys, snacks, wet wipes and everything in between!
Available online from Mischa for $2,343.39
There’s nothing like a little sparkle to brighten up your day! Made of shimmery, super-lightweight material, the Metallic Nappy Bag from Seed Heritage was designed with plenty of pockets for convenient storage and is perfect for day trips and long haul travels. Complete with three large outer pockets, a bottle holder and a baby changing mat, it’s all about making your job as easy as possible!
The Metallic Nappy Bag is on sale now too, so grab one before it sells out!
Available online from Seed Heritage for around $320
Once again, this one is not technically a diaper bag, but it’s been the bag of choice for many a mama when carting around baby essentials. Anello backpacks are originally from Japan but are now offered at many stores around Hong Kong including online ones like Zalora and HKTV Mall.
The backpack above helps you to be hands-free which is what we all need when taking the littles out! We love the zipper in the back which offers easy access to your wipes, changing pad and whatever else you may need in a hurry. The nylon bag also makes it easy to keep the bag clean from sticky hands! Coming in almost every colour of the rainbow, you’ll be able to find one that you love.
Available from HKTV Mall from $460
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Love gingham print? Check out the JuJuBe Be Sporty backpack in Gingham Print! It’s the perfect option for a baby bag with a sleek print that’s versatile for any season and any look, plus you can turn it into a messenger bag whenever you want! It also contains loads of pockets, a light changing pad and crumb drains to ensure that those little snack crumbs have an exit strategy. Oddly enough, it’s quite uncommon to find this popular print on a baby bag, so take advantage of the uniqueness while you can.
Available online from Baby Central for $1,199
Let’s be honest, when the little one arrives, there’s nothing better than a good ol’ cotton tee and a pair of leggings. But a great way to make that “classic” go-to look come alive is by pairing it with a classic (not-so-classic as a diaper bag!) bag – the Longchamp Le Pliage Tote. Opt for the long, medium or short handle, depending what suits you best. The versatility and simplicity of this bag makes it a welcome relief for those who are looking to avoid the aggressive use of compartments on most diaper bags.
Use it on its own or fold it up and tuck it into another bag for back-up use. There’s no wrong way to use this forever-favourite piece!
Available online from Longchamp for $1,050
As another sleek backpack option, the Beaba San Francisco Backpack is the perfect bag to leave by your front door for whatever activity you have planned for the day. Made from vegan leather, this bag is easy to clean and has an isothermal pouch for keeping milk at the right temp, a changing mat and a soft-lined compartment at the top of the bag to protect your phone. Our favourite part? It also has a special part for holding dirty clothes or clothes to keep them separate from everything else. Genius!
Available online from Mothercare for $599
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 7, October 2016, and was updated on 24, September 2019.
Featured image courtesy of Skip Hop via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of Mika Rouge, image 2 courtesy of Little Unicorn, image 3 courtesy of Skip Hop, image 4 courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids, image 5 courtesy of Mischa via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Seed, image 7 courtesy of Anello via Facebook , image 8 courtesy of Jujube via Facebook, image 9 courtesy of Longchamp, image 10 courtesy of Mothercare.