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The best diaper bags is a hotly contested topic among new parents. The must-have comes in so many different shapes and styles—some more functional; others more rooted in style. When balancing form and function, there’s a lot to consider, like what your average day looks like and how many children you have.

To track down the best diaper bags, we polled parents from around the country on their favorites and compiled all of their picks, plus some helpful tips. After all, they know firsthand about the packing, unpacking, and endless schlepping that comes with newborn territory—and they’re more than happy to pass on their invaluable knowledge. (Plus, I'm a mother of four kids under the age of five, so I've personally tested countless diaper bags.)

From unisex backpack diaper bags to high-quality designer totes, these are the best diaper bags to buy yourself or purchase as excellent baby gifts, presents for new mom, and gifts for pregnant women.

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Between the zippered pockets (plenty of them insulated for milk or snacks), removable changing caddy, convertible backpack straps, and stroller clips, this bag would impress Mary Poppins. Apart from its utility, it’s also genuinely cute (Kiki, the cool mom in Hacks, wears it, and her style is top-notch) and goes with everything, no matter who’s carrying it. It comes in three sizes—mini, medium, and large—to suit your needs, plus two colors, a black and a more unique “clay” that has a cool bronzed effect.

Pros: Water-repellant, convertible; stroller hooks, clear organizational pockets, removable diaper caddy, insulated pockets Cons: Expensive

Materials: Nylon, vegan leather / Dimensions: 12.25" x 12" x 5" / Weight: 2.5 lbs.

What our tester says: I cannot, will not live without this diaper bag. It’s pricier than most diaper bags, but my baby is now nearing two, and this bag looks like we just purchased it, despite our putting it through the wringer every single day. —Shanna Shipin, contributing editor and mom of one

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This is a great daily diaper bag since it’s a backpack style with padded shoulder straps and offered in a neutral color that both Mom and Dad look stylish carrying. The various mesh pockets make it easy to pack up everything you’d need for an outing; plus, there’s room for a wallet, cell phone, and keys, so you won't need to bring a separate purse. Choose from 15 colors to suit your personal style. We love the go-with-anything beige or black, but parents who appreciate a pop of color will like shades like taro purple or plaid.

Pros: Budget-friendly; water-resistant exterior and interior fabric, insulated bottle pockets, removable changing pad, stroller straps Cons: Oddly sized pockets

Materials: Polyester / Dimensions: 11.8" x 7.8" x 16.5" / Weight: 1.8 lbs.

What our tester says: I love that this backpack fits everything I could ever need in all kinds of pockets. I also like that it fits easily in the bottom part of the stroller if I don’t want to carry it on my back. —Amy Pai, banking executive and mom of one

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For anyone concerned their man might be hesitant to tote a tote, the diaper backpack is your answer. If it weren't for the wet wipes, binkies, and burp cloths tucked away inside, this Dagne Dover number would easily pass as a commuter's backpack or even a gym bag. It's made of soft neoprene, comes in gender-neutral colors (or fun brights!), and has plenty of pouches…because tiny baby gear requires tiny baby compartments. Apart from the sporty design, the best part is it comes with its own matching changing station and anchors for your stroller.

Pros: Streamlined design, mini changing mat, luggage sleeve, shoe and dust bag, stroller straps, soft material; fits most laptops. Cons: Stains easily.

Materials: Neoprene and mesh / Dimensions: 11.75" x 6.5" x 12.75" / Weight: 3.3 lbs.

What our tester says: I love all of the compartments in this diaper bag, but one of my favorite aspects is that it clips right onto the stroller. And, of course, it has Dagne Dover's signature soft yet durable fabric…. It's just so good. —Brigitt Earley, contributor and a mom of four

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This is a great weekend-slash-travel-bag. It’s roomier than most daily backpacks and comes with removable mesh pouches as well as a diaper-changing pad. The main compartment has a few pockets to hold diapers and wipes but is mainly open, allowing for flexibility in packing how you want. The side pockets have unique magnetic closures and are big enough to hold multiple bottles. There are also a few other pockets and zippered compartments for other baby essentials you might want to throw in there.

Pros: ‎‎Wide handle drop, machine-washable changing pad, luggage sleeve, two packing cubes, insulated pockets, stroller straps; convertible Cons: Might be too big.

Materials: Polyester / Dimensions: 8.5" x 8.5" x 19.5" / Weight: 3.1 lbs.

What our tester says: One of the biggest benefits of this bag is the ability to connect it to a luggage handle for easy transport, a feature we’ve used several times and is so important when there's so much to carry, including the baby! —A.P.

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If you're on the hunt for a spacious backpack-style diaper bag that easily fits everything you need for multiple kids—say, a newborn and a toddler—consider your search over. Testers say the interior compartment is so roomy it seems bottomless. One parent told us the bag was even big enough to serve as her hospital bag, corralling two nights' worth of stuff for both mom and baby. Other perks include the quick magnetic closure, the comfortable foldout changing pad, and all the options for colors and designs.

Pros: Water-resistant lining, zip-out changing pad, convertible design, tons of color options, Disney collaborations Cons: Expensive

Materials: Polyester, coated canvas / Dimensions: ‎6.3" x 13.78" x 13.78" / Weight: 2.8 lbs.

What our tester says: I love this bag so much that I wear it even when I’m not with my kids and still get compliments! It's held up so well over the years, too—especially considering how often I reach for it. —Sarah Swanson, teacher and mom of two

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Is it a traditional diaper bag? No, but parents we spoke to said that's part of the magic of this option. Sometimes traditional diaper bags have so many pockets that it actually makes it harder to remember where you stashed a binky. And trust us: That's not at all what you want when your baby is screaming on an airplane. This roomy tote from L.L. Bean has most of the same features as a great diaper bag— light, waterproof, durable, and easy to clean—but more suitable for the minimalists of the bunch. It's also cheaper than most true diaper bags.

Pros: Water-resistant material, zip-top closure, lightweight design, personalization options; packable Cons: Short straps

Materials: Nylon / Dimensions: 12" x 13" x 6" / Weight: 0.2 lbs.

What our tester says: We end up bringing this—filled with diapers and diaper cream, baby wipes, extra outfits, bottles, and toys—to most of our outings. It's super easy to clean, so I'm not worried if I have to put poop-blowout outfits or dirty spoons in it. And it fits a lot. —Kimberly Levine-Pai, ob-gyn and mom of one

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You know you've found the holy grail of diaper bags when you find one that's big enough to double as an overnight bag, but stylish enough to pass as an everyday carryall—and not just one for your kid. This one by Freshly Picked is exactly that. It's highly functional, too. The backpack style stands up on its own, has a big interior pocket that stays open so you can dig around, plus has padded straps that don't dig in even when you're totally weighed down by your kiddos and all their gear.

Pros: Convertible; standing design, lots of color and pattern options, magnetic front closure, laptop pocket, Disney collaborations Cons: Expensive

Materials: Vegan leather, nylon / Dimensions: 14.25" x 17" x 5.5" / Weight: 2.5 lbs.

What our tester says: This diaper bag was my go-to for a very long time, especially after my twins were born. With four kids who are three and under, I had a lot of stuff to tote every day, and this got the job done without making me feel like a tired, frumpy mom. —B.E.

For those days when you don't want to lug a big, heavy diaper bag around, try this smaller grab-and-go shoulder bag. It's easier to manage but still has a nice roomy interior for easy access, complete with a wide opening and three mesh pockets and a zippered one for smaller accessories like a wallet. The interior is fully wipeable, which comes in handy if baby has a blowout or a snack spills en route. As a nice bonus, you can swap out the straps and the patches to change things up every once in a while.

Pros: Stylish design, four organizational pockets, interchangeable straps and patches; easy to wipe clean Cons: Accessories sold separately

Materials: Polyester, nylon / Dimensions: 12.25" x 9" x 16.25" / Weight: Not listed

What our tester says: This bag is so adorable, but what I love most about it is the manageable size. It doesn't weigh you down the same way other larger bags do, but still has just enough room for all of my daily essentials. I even used it as a tote for the pool this summer! —B.E.

When space is your main concern, the Hap Time Large Diaper Bag offers all the room you could need. It boasts a whopping 17 internal pockets, so parents who need everything to have a place will feel the satisfaction. Inside, there are also two large separate compartments for the bigger items—a baby blanket, an extra set of clothes, and more. The backpack clips right onto your stroller and is fully water-repellant too.

Pros: Large capacity, water-repellant fabric, 17 internal and external pockets, removable changing pad, stroller straps, insulated pockets Cons: Limited color options

Materials: Nylon / Dimensions: 18" x 14" x 7" / Weight: 2.2 lbs.

What our tester says: I love this diaper bag! It's a backpack style and huge, so I could fit all the baby gear for three kids under three, i.e., #3under3. It's held up way better for multiple kids than my original super-expensive one. —Amy Vanden Boogart, curriculum specialist and mom of three

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It looks more like a weekender or a messenger bag, but it's actually Herschel's take on the diaper bag. Inside, there are two separate pockets, each one roomy enough for all kinds of goodies, including a change of clothes, a baby blanket, diapers, wipes, and more. There are even insulated pockets to keep baby bottles warm. As a nice bonus, the bag also includes a folding easy-wipe changing mat and clips to fasten the whole thing to the stroller's handlebars.

Pros: Wide handle drop, snap-down side buttons, removable changing pad, compartment dividers; lightweight, convertible Cons: No zippered pockets; doesn’t stand up.

Materials: Canvas / Dimensions: 14.25" x 17" x 5.5" / Weight: 2.5 lbs.

What our tester says: I love this one, because it doesn’t scream “diaper bag” but is super functional. It has two insulated pockets for bottles and a nice amount of storage. The two separate pockets inside help keep it organized but still leave enough room to just throw stuff in the bag when you’re in a hurry! —Sierra Enticknap, mom of one

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This large-scale diaper bag has a home for pretty much anything you could ever want. In addition to one big compartment, it has 18 others. It also comes with a portable changing pad (complete with pockets for wipes and diaper rash cream), stroller straps, a pacifier case, an additional zippered wipe pocket, a key loop, and five insulated pockets for bottles and snacks. Besides all of this, the backpack is made of a durable polyester that's relatively lightweight and waterproof. Inside, the lining is spill-resistant and easy to clean.

Pros: Water-resistant material, three insulated pockets, removable changing pad, removable pacifier case, stroller straps Cons: Might have poor quality control.

Materials: Polyester / Dimensions: 16.5" x 8" x 12" / Weight: 2.4 lbs.

What our tester says: My favorite thing about this diaper bag is the zippered pacifier pouch. There's nothing like knowing exactly where the pacifier is—and that it's clean—when your baby is having a complete meltdown. —B.E.

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Cue the compliments, because this stylish diaper bag looks more like an overnighter than a baby bag. But it's not just a looker. It has plenty of space to store things for multiple kids, comes with a durable, easy-clean changing pad, and even has extra pockets for three changes of clothes. The nylon is also highly durable and can withstand getting wet.

Pros: Durable; looks like a purse; removable changing mat, wide handle and strap drops, spill-resistant material. Cons: Comes in black only.

Materials: Nylon and PVC / Dimensions: 12.5" x 14" x 6.5" / Weight: 2.9 lbs.

What our tester says: I've always gravitated toward diaper bags that look more like a true handbag than a vessel for all my kids’…you-know-what. This one fits the bill and has that same signature, easy-care nylon material we know and love from Kate Spade. —B.E.

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Stylish, huge, and comfy to wear…this diaper bag from Béis checks all of the boxes. The brand calls it the “anti-diaper bag,” because the high-end option looks more like a tote than a bag for parents schlepping all kinds of stuff. It features multiple roomy interior compartments, each packed with extras like an odor-proof pouch, a zippered pacifier pouch, and a changing pad with a pocket for wipes and diapers. It even comes with a teething ring to soothe a fussy baby in a pinch. Sling it over your shoulder, or swap out the strap so you can clip it onto your stroller.

Pros: Stylish design, trolley sleeve for travel, lots of pockets, adjustable straps Cons: On the heavy side

Materials: Polyester, nylon twill / Dimensions: 19" x 7" x 14" / Weight: 4 lbs.

What our tester says: One of the most unique things about this diaper bag is that it comes with labels on all of the compartments. A busy parent never has to remember where they stashed something; the bag makes it very obvious. —B.E.

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