When it comes to picking out a diaper bag, a new mom should be confident in her decision. After all, this bag will hold every essential for the baby-on-the-go. We’ve interviewed storeowners and managers, real Colorado moms and the Colorado Babies experts to catalog a diverse selection of diaper bags. Whether you need a bag to organize your life, a bag to match your zany wardrobe or a gender-neutral tote for dad, this list provides something for everyone.
Colorado Babies’ Picks
Petunia Pickle Bottom Sashay Satchel (Daisy Dewdrops), $119. The feisty Sashay Satchel comes in funky, fun fabrics that create a boutique look for the mom on the go, leaving the lumpy, frumpy look at home. (Also in tranquil tulips). Real Baby, Denver
OiOi Blue Floral Disc Messenger Diaper Bag, $140. Be chic and stylish with this designer classic. This diaper bag by OiOi has lots of modern flair but with tons of functionality. Real Baby, Boulder
Diaper Dude Messenger 2, $84. Don’t forget about dad. This bag has plenty of pockets and solid shoulder strap. Plus, it looks like a normal messenger bag, so dad doesn’t feel too much like Mr. Mom. Babies ‘R Us, Westminster
Fleurville Sling Tote, $79. Recommended by Anna Fowles-Winkler, Lafayette. “This bag holds a lot with different compartments—a place for my keys, a water bottle, side pockets for diapers and wipes and changes of clothes.” Firefly Furnishings, Denver
L.L. Bean Carryall Diaper Bag, $55.Recommended by Nancy McLaughlin, Erie. “It works perfectly without looking, well, too momish. It’s very lightweight but strong. Not bulky, lots of great pockets in the right spots.” llbean.com
Sugarbooger Ultimate Diaper Bag with Brag Tag, $78. Recommended by Sindy Wise, Boulder. “It is a stylish bag. … The material has an organic feel, and it is super functional.” amazon.com
Colorado Store Picks
Skip Hop Duo, $56. Recommended by: Real Baby. “It is functional, comes in a variety of styles some of which are gender neutral. It has accessible stroller straps, is lightweight and easy to clean, says Real Baby manager Kelly Warren.
Loveybag, $72. Recommended by: Naturally Loved. “It is eco-friendly and organized nicely; it comes with a wet bag for cloth diapers and an organic changing pad. It has a nice long shoulder strap,” says owner Allyson Warren.
Ju-ju-be Behave, $160. Recommended by: Becoming Mothers. “Earth friendly leather, machine washable, very soft. More of a purse-style bag, less juvenile looking. Structured well,” says manager Taylor Tolifson.