The thing about all those interior pockets in your typical diaper bag—you will fill them with stuff, whether or not you need to. In my experience, those pockets don’t make it any easier to find a burp cloth when your kid is spewing milk or the extra wipes when you’re battling a blowout. But they do make your diaper bag extra jam-packed and cumbersome, which is my number one complaint about baby bags in general. No one wants to change a diaper on the floor of a public bathroom. The Paperclip is a backpack diaper bag with a fold-out changing station that is foam-cushioned; plus the bag has pockets that hold wipes and diapers right there when you open it up. It has four big zip-up compartments with seven pockets and a side bottle carrier, plus room for your laptop.
Unzip the external front pocket to unfold a removable thick changing mat with additional storage sleeves and translucent compartments for changing essentials. And at the back, there’s an extra-large insulated pocket to store enough snacks for two (or more!) children. Of course, carrying all that stuff can get uncomfortable quickly, which is why this backpack comes with a padded back panel and adjustable shoulder straps. On the hunt for a diaper bag backpack that’ll fit right into your active lifestyle? Check out this sporty option by beloved activewear brand Lululemon. Made from sleek, water-repellent material, this pick is designed for busy parents on the move.
And it has clear pockets for any documents you need to have on hand. Don’t overlook this small accessory—a durable travel tag crafted from leather will ensure your luggage always finds its way to you. We hate to say it, but the possibility of a lost or delayed bag is real. A Group Leader is a What to Expect community member who has been selected by our staff to help maintain a positive, supportive tone within a group. Group Leaders communicate with staff moderators and escalate potential violations for review, but they don’t moderate discussions. Group Leaders aren’t expected to spend any additional time in the community, and are not held to a set schedule.
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I found a super lightweight and easy to use diaper bag that I absolutely love! It’s a LuluLemon diaper bag, actually a LuluLemon gym bag, but it works great for me. This video has all the things I keep in my diaper bag or changing bag for my baby boy.
You can wear this as either a backpack or a messenger bag. A great diaper bag should have a wipe-clean surface, because babies are messy creatures, and ample pockets for bottles, keys, phones, pacifiers, and snacks. Many have padded laptop sleeves, so you can tote your tech along with you or use the diaper bag as an actual work bag once your kid is potty-trained. And it should, of course, have space for a sizable changing pad. Dagne Dover makes both a backpack and tote for people with kids in tow.