A baby changing bag is an essential baby item, and it’s a good idea to have at least one changing bag packed and ready to go at all times. That’s why we’re on the search for the best baby changing bag – even the ones that suit dads.
Nowadays, fashion-forward baby changing bags for mums and dads are on the rise, and the market is full of options you won’t mind carrying. Many modern options are also amazingly practical, including loads of side pockets and internal compartments (sometimes colour-coded), bottle holders, dirty nappy compartments, multiple straps so you can attach it to your buggy, designed so you can hang it from your shoulder or wear it as a backpack – they’ve thought of everything!
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What to look for when choosing a baby changing bag?
First of all, you need the best baby changing bag for carrying around everything you need for your baby, including nappies, clothes, bottles, wipes, and spare clothes. So when looking for the right one for you, it’s important to consider:
– Separate pockets for placing everything in the right place
– More than one way to wear it – do you want to wear it cross-body, over your shoulder, or as a backpack?
– Thermo-insulation to keep bottles warm or cool (or an insulated bottle holder)
– Stroller friendly with two clips for easy attachment
– Built-in changing mat
– Design that goes with your style
– Wipe-clean fabric
– Dirty nappy compartment
– Detachable mini bags for food storage
– A light-coloured interior or see-through pocketsAnti-odour technology
Whether you’re looking for something that looks designer, or just a practical bag with enough pockets, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourites.
The best baby changing bags for 2021
Keep reading to find out what our mum testers had to say about them.
Homlynn Baby Nappy Changing Tote Bag
Best capacity baby changing bag
With a capacity for eight to 10 nappies, two phones, three small toys and loads more baby bits, it’s no wonder this bag is dubbed ‘the bag for holding everything’. Hang on your shoulder as a satchel or attach to your pram, and it’s out the door you go.
- Dimensions: 45 x 33 x 17 cm
- Material: Water-resistant oxford fabric
Review: “This is a fantastic product. I can carry everything I need for my baby, and for myself! I love it. It has one spacious compartment with two side compartments, lots of internal & external sizeable pockets, and two bottle holders on the sides (one for my drink, and one for my baby’s bottle).”
Storksak Poppy Quilt Black Changing Bag
Best stylish baby changing bag
Who says your changing bag can’t be fashionable? Merging style and functionality, the Storksak changing bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, backpack or cross body, depending on your preference. The internal compartment is spacious and features seven smaller compartments for all of your belongings, as well as two external side pockets for holding bottles. The water-resistant nylon material protects against the odd spill, which is always a bonus for us mums.
Review: “Looks good, practical wipe-clean fabric, lots of pockets and plenty of space to carry everything you need. The foldable changing mat and cool bag have come in handy many times too. I use this bag all the time.”
Skip Hop Flatiron Striped Changing Bag, Black/White
Best compact baby changing bag
We love a bit of stripe, and this changing bag is great for those looking for a smaller, more compact option. There’s a wide spacious interior equipped with a few handy pockets, and the exterior features three zip pockets so you can conveniently access your belongings while you’re on the go.
- Dimensions: 39 x 17 x 40cm
Review: “Received this bag as a gift & surprise. Very spacious & fashionable! Love it!”
Allis City Plus Changing Bag
The Allis City Plus Changing Bag is a Silver Mother&Baby Award 2018 Winner. It has a unique design and an integrated changing station. You can use it in four ways: cross-body bag, shoulder bag, tote bag and backpack. It comes with a thermo-insulated holder to keep bottles warm or cool for up to four hours. It’s also stroller friendly with two clips for easy attachment to prams.
- Dimensions: 82 x 47 x 6.5cm
- Weight: 850g
- Material: Polyester
Our real-mum tester, Sarah Mawdsley, said: “The bag is a great size with lots of handy pockets – I have three children and can easily fit in everything we need for a day out. It fits in extra drinks and snacks for the bigger kids as well as all I need for the baby. It makes life easier by using just the one bag rather than needing a separate bag for the bigger kids.”
LÄSSIG Rolltop Backpack Diaper Bag
Best sustainable baby changing bag
This is hands down the best baby changing bag for those looking for sustainable options, and it was awarded a Gold Award in the Mother&Baby Awards 2021. If you’re looking for a chicer option, this is an excellent choice. It can be carried on your shoulders and includes a water-repellent changing mat, a removable jar holder, an insulated, removable bottle holder, a small bag, a key finder, and stroller attachments.
- Dimensions: 30 x 14.5 x 46cm
- Weight: 960g
- Material: Polyester
Our real mum reviewer, Katy Haynes, said: “Its design and accessories make it a good bag. Having a backpack changing bag makes it so much easier with a little one and this is stylish too! The bag is lightweight, even with my child’s items in it. I think my other mum friends would love the fact it comes in different colours too.”
Bababing Erin Changing Bag
Best baby changing bag for both parents
Multi-functional and unisex, we love that this changing bag can be used by either parent whenever they like. The bag features an insulated food pouch to keep food items fresh while on the go, as well as a thermally insulated external bottle holder. The bag is made of weatherproof material (a necessity if you’re in the UK), and the overall chic yet practical style gets a yes from us.
- Dimensions: 44 x 34 x 20cm
Review: “Great bag, love the look it’s very stylish. It’s got plenty of pockets and compartments, and big enough for twins.”
Bambino Mio Baby and Beyond Change Bag
Best baby changing bag for reusable nappies
We’re obsessed with this changing bag. Firstly, it won a Bronze Award in the 2021 Mother&Baby Awards – so you know it’s going to be good. Secondly, it benefits from an open-wide mouth for easy access to the main compartment, extra spacious interior and multiple internal and external pockets with a purpose. It also has a brilliant waterproof pocket so that you can securely store wet reusable nappies, reusable wipes, training pants and more.
- Dimensions: 13.97 x 42.93 x 40.39cm
- Weight: 840g
- Material: Polyester
Our real mum reviewer, Lesley Murray, said: “When getting my baby ready to leave the house I can easily put the bag on as a rucksack, leaving me hands-free to deal with my baby. It also has many easy to access pockets so that I can see what I have in the bag and top up as needed. It is also spacious and stylish enough for me to use as my handbag and carry my stuff.”
Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Backpack
Best vegan baby changing bag
Are you looking for a vegan leather bag? You’ll love this number because of its nine pockets, changing pad pocket, stroller straps and other essential features. It’s perfect if you need space because it boasts two separate zipped compartments, making it ideal for parents of twins. It can also be worn as a backpack for hands-free use. Plus, it gets a big thumbs up from parents as it was shortlisted in the 2019 M&B Awards.
- Dimensions: 33.02 x 23.5 x 46.36cm
- Weight: 762g
- Material: 100 per cent PU exterior; 100 per cent polyester interior lining
Our real-mum tester, Sahra, said: “A versatile bag that can go on your back but has handy clips to allow it to go on any buggy. It has multiple compartments that help organise your bag. The bottle compartment can be used for wipes as well. In addition, it is very stylish so makes you feel less like you are carrying a nappy bag around!”
Maxi-Cosi Modern Bag
Best baby changing bag for days out
What we like most about this bag is that there are plenty of large compartments and pockets to hold every baby essential you could think of. But, the features don’t stop there: it also includes a handy toiletry bag for those emergency essentials, a hanging hook for public changing rooms, and could be mistaken for a laptop bag it’s so discreet. If you’re going on a family day out, you’ll love that this comes with an insulated bag to keep your food and drink cold or warm, as well as a foldable changing mat. What more could you want?
- Dimensions: 16 x 38 x 33cm
- Weight: 1.16kg
- Material: Polyester and Polyurethane
One reviewer said: “Great item and matches my pram perfectly! I love how many compartments are in the bag and the additional changing bag, changing mat and insulated bottle bags are great! I highly recommend this changing bag.”
Mamas&Papas Two Way Bowling Style Changing Bag
Bowling bag designs are user-friendly and stylish, and especially great for sharing with your partner without being too overtly changing-bag-like. The flexible straps mean you can wear this across the body or even as a rucksack. It comes with a removable insulated bottle holder and a coordinating changing mat. Plus, this is a great choice if you have a Mamas&Papas pushchair. The water-resistant fabric means it’s good in our unpredictable British weather, and there are plenty of pockets for everything you need to take with you.
- Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 29 cm
- Weight: 1.26 kg
- Material: 100 per cent Polyester
One reviewer said, “Great quality bag with changing mat and bottle warmers. Love that the strap can be changed to wear on the back.”
Kiin Ltd Allis Lux Changing Backpack
The Kiin Ltd Allis Lux Changing Backpack was shortlisted in the Mother&Baby Awards 2021 for its versatility. We love that it has a large capacity for you to store the essentials and is wide enough to fit most laptops. Plus, the highly fashionable design works perfectly in any environment, be it playground, office or high street. Using the universal stroller straps, keep your hands free and ready to use on a busy day out with your little ones.
- Dimensions: 37cm x 35cm x 20cm
- Weight: 0.8kg
- Material: Leather
Our real-mum tester, Katie Lee, says: “For the price, look and usability of the bag it would certainly be a front runner for me. I have used it a few times and so far so good, but not sure how long things like the zips and outer part of the bag would last before starting to wear. I was impressed with the size and how much I could fit in the bag. All the compartments meant the items I put in could be stored neatly and didn’t feel all over the place.”
Bubble and Pop Baby Changing Bag
The Bubble and Pop Baby Changing Bag is a Silver Mother&Baby Award Winner 2021. It features a unique pocket labelling system that you can personalise to suit you and your baby’s individual needs. It zips down at the front for easy access, and with no less than 12 pockets, it fits everything you need when you’re out and about with your child.
- Dimensions: 40 x 32 x 16cm
- Material: 100 per cent Tentex polyester, inner lining 100 per cent polyester (water-resistant)
Our real-mum tester, Amy Brain, said: “I would recommend this product to other mums because of its spacious interior and the extra little things it comes with, like the changing mat and buggy straps. Being a mum of two (both under two), I needed a bag that could hold all the nappies, clothes, snacks and soothers of both and this bag does the job. I usually choose plain coloured bags to match with my pushchair so this was very different for me, but I must say I love it. It’s a great design and lovely colour. This changing mat can be washed in the washing machine, which is another great bonus and the outside of the bag is wipeable and waterproof.”
Pink Lining WonderBag
The Pink Lining WonderBag is a Silver Mother&Baby Award 2019 Winner. The new-look Wonder Bag really is wonderful! More lightweight and streamlined than before, you can carry as a tote, wear as a rucksack to be hands-free, or attach to your buggy. The large front zip pocket contains areas for all mummy essentials or for storing that favourite toy or snack for instant accessibility.
- Dimensions: 36 x 31 x 13cm
- Weight: 850g
- Material: 100 per cent cotton with EVA coating and lining – 100 per cent Nylon
Our real-mum tester, Nikita, said: “The WonderBag can be used as a handbag, backpack or can be attached to your pram. I like to have it as a backpack as it balances me out well. The bold design makes it easy to find amongst other changing bags when going to a playgroup.”