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The Best Compact Diaper Bags

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If you are looking for smaller diaper bags, then this page should really help you out. As you may be aware, diaper bags come from the extra small size and go all they way up to XL. There are a few brands who specialise in the smaller sizes and these are:

Skip Hop
Lilian Rose
Luvable Friends
Ju Ju Be

Of these the top brands SoHo and Skip Hop have the best ranges and styles and also the more affordable prices, so we shall focus on those as choices. However I think it would be useful to know what is meant by the sizing “small.”

Best Compact diaper bags are great for a quick trip out, running errands, or a jaunt to the park. They can handle the basics with great style.

Small Sizes Explained

Typically a small bag is described as something in the range of 13″ by 18″ and a width of around 2-3″ This is small enough to make the bag not take over everything else, and yet remain practical enough to be able to fit all of baby’s stuff inside. A diaper bag is not really of any use unless it can hold the basics. More at .

1.Skip Hop Pronto

Skip Hop Pronto
Skip Hop Pronto

The Skip Hop Pronto diaper changing kit is just what you need, when you need it. There is a pocket in the front for keys, phone, or whatever that zips. You can clip the bag to your stroller or carry it with the wrist strap. The diaper pad can be used with the bag or zips off for ease of use or cleaning. I’m also a huge fan of translucent wipes cases so you never run out of wipes.

2.Vilah Bloom Harbor

Vilah Bloom Harbor
Vilah Bloom Harbor

Fashion truly meets function with this preppy tote. Wear it over the shoulder, as a tote, or attach it to your stoller with included clips. Featuring 9 pockets plus 2 bottle pockets, there’s a place for everything, including your wipes. Vilah Bloom’s innovative, easily-accessible wipes pocket is perfect for tackling messes—fast.

3.Wistful Weekender Diaper Bag from Petunia

Wistful Weekender Diaper Bag from Petunia
Wistful Weekender Diaper Bag from Petunia

We’re big fans of Petunia Pickle Bottom here, we even featured the PPB backpack diaper bag in our Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide. With their Wistful Weekender (also shown at very top) you have not only a pretty diaper bag in lots of great patterns, but a great travel and hospital bag, too.

This diaper bag boasts seven interior pockets, a key clip that I desperately need, side snaps that allow you to expand the bag, and two pockets on the outside for smaller items.

4.Skip Hop Forma Backpack

Skip Hop Forma Backpack
Skip Hop Forma Backpack

This model is perfect for high-tech parents. It offers space for a laptop, a tablet and a cell phone. Just in case, there is plenty of room for other items and accessories, so in general, it offers more space than an average parent needs.

It also allows you to carry a bottle with water, which maximizes the practicality of this bag. Despite all of this, it doesn’t look like any heavy and big bag made just for diapers.

Additional interior pockets are more than just practical and needed. They are made from elastic material, so they can be used for bigger items. There are no items that cannot be placed in this bag.

Zip opening is another feature that has to be mentioned. It makes the entire bag much better and simpler to use, especially when you are in a rush. It offers an extra wide opening, so all items inside are within your reach.

Shoulder straps are included, of course, and they are insulated and comes with cushions. This makes carrying a bag for a long time less difficult and it is possible to carry more items inside.

Stroller straps are included as well. Because this is a large bag, with a lot of pockets and the fact it has been developed for parents who will always carry a full bag, these straps are mandatory. Keep in mind that you must pay attention to the stroller, when using this feature.

In order to understand how great this bag is, you should know that it comes free of materials that may cause allergies and rashes to children. It is BPA free, and it has been tested, so it meets all regulations.

5.Ju-Ju-Be Legacy Collection Be Right Back Backpack Diaper Bag

Ju-Ju-Be Legacy Collection Be Right Back Backpack Diaper Bag
Ju-Ju-Be Legacy Collection Be Right Back Backpack Diaper Bag

Many parents prefer the convenience of a backpack style diaper bag, but most of them are every day or not a designer. Ju-Ju-Be offers the Be Right Back Backpack in multiple styles, and it is sophisticated enough for all mothers.

It has everything you could want in a backpack diaper bag with a stylish design, ergo straps and breathable mesh. For long day trips, you cannot go wrong with the Be Right Back.

There are some excellent features! There are four main pockets and five zippered pockets. There is also a mommy pocket for items such as lipstick and keys. The mommy pocket also has a sunglass holder and a key fob stretch cord.

Ju-Ju-Be included a memory foam changing pad that is machine washable. Both sides of the bag have insulated bottle pockets that can keep items hot or cold.

Another reason I love Ju-Ju-Be is their quality of the material. The Be Right Back has a Teflon, fabric protector. It resists stains and keeps your bag looking brand new. They also added an Agion treatment for machine permanent protection. The Agion treatment prevents molds and mildew from growing in your bag.

If you are looking for a backpack diaper bag, the Be Right Back is worth the money; it is more expensive, but you get a bag with high quality.

6.“Annie” Breast Pump Diaper Bag by Sara Wells

“Annie” Breast Pump Diaper Bag by Sara Wells
“Annie” Breast Pump Diaper Bag by Sara Wells

The “Annie” is the professional breast pump bag you’ve been waiting for. Stylish, functional, and tall enough to fit the largest laptops vertically, this bag will carry literally everything you need including the breast pump.

7.Ju Ju Be – Between

Ju Ju Be - Between
Ju Ju Be – Between

Ju Ju Be Between Diaper Bag is designed with the parent-on-the-go in mind. This diaper bag is for the no nonsense parent who wants the basics in an attractive, comfortable package and nothing more.

8.Pacapod Portland Bag

Pacapod Portland Bag
Pacapod Portland Bag

It’s not hard to see why this messenger-style bag is a best-seller for Pacapod. Not only is it stylish, but it also has an expandable panel and a three-in-one pod system that keeps feeding stuff separate from changing stuff.

9.Versa Diaper Bag by Skip*Hop

Versa Diaper Bag by Skip*Hop
Versa Diaper Bag by Skip*Hop

There’s a good reason Skip Hop is on nearly every baby registry I’ve ever seen. They make amazing products at affordable prices, and their diaper bags are no exception.

The Skip Hop Versa is–like pretty much all of the bags on this list–stylish and lightweight, and boasts 11 pockets. Twelve, if you count the zipper pocket on the front for small personal items like your phone.

There are two roomy insulated pockets outside for bottles, sippys and snacks, and nine more on the inside! And with one quick zip down the middle of the bag, you instantly have 20 percent more storage capacity!

LillyBit Uptown Diaper Clutch Bag

Again some ladies may prefer to go for something even smaller in the form of a clutch bag. This one is folded in three to keep it compact and small, but opens quickly to allow for changing a baby’s diaper.

It can be worn as a clutch bag, a shoulder bag, or on the wrist which gives you a number of choices. It is super trendy and can hold 4 diapers, a wipe’s case, a changing mat and a smaller tube of ointment or cream.

That should be enough to deal with those short trips where you do not want to carry around one of the larger bags. There is also a secure pocket for Mom’s keys or cell phone.

It gets nice solid ratings of 4.5 out of 5 but I think it is a bit pricey at around $40. Some of the others that I have reviewed already represent better value in my opinion.

Hopefully this article has helped you see what is available in the market for the smaller style bags. Just be aware that there are a lot of low quality ones out there. So be careful when making your purchase and I would recommend the ones that I have included on this page. More at .