Ashley MacInnis: The Frenzied Fashionista


The Most Stylish Diaper Bags For Every Budget and Every Baby

Gorgeous, affordable, and functional to boot

Great Diaper Bags for every budget |

Babies require a lot of gear to go out, even for a few hours, meaning a quality diaper bag is an investment every new mummy needs to make. When preparing for my son's birth, I decided not to listen to the ladies who'd told me to invest in a great, classic bag and instead reached for a cheap bag with a childish print which I had to replace within a few months. Why? For one, it fell apart. Then there was the fact it had almost no pockets. And of course, it wasn't very stylish so I didn't like carrying it.

Like most things, diaper bags can range in price from the reasonable to the absolutely ridiculous.  I've rounded up a bunch of bags for every price-point and style, because your diaper bag should be as cute as your baby. 


Under $50

  1. The  Babyboom Carryall tote is classic in all black, with lots of pockets to hold everything you (or baby) will need.  Walmart: $25.97
  2. This GORGEOUS carter’s® Fashion Flap Diaper bag is so pretty, I’d carry it anytime. The pattern is so delicate and I love that soft grey. Bed, Bath & Beyond: $49.99
  3. I really like the Child of Mine Diaper Bag – the little bit of green is just enough colour to brighten the whole bag. Walmart: $41.97 


Under $75

  1. The JJ Cole Caprice Silver Drop Bag is classy and stylish without jeopardizing function - Walmart, $69.97 
  2. Stripes have never looked so good as they do in the Carter’s Convertible Tote in grey and white. Plus, how cute is that change pad? ToysRUs: $69.99
  3. How about a pretty pattern? This JJ Cole Camber Diaper Bag is feminine, fashionable and – most importantly – functional! Amazon: $62.99


Under $100

  1. How fantastic is this SKIP*HOP® Duo Special Edition Luxe Diaper Bag? The combination of the stripes and leather-detail is gorge. Bed Bath & Beyond: $89.99
  2. No one will believe this Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag is a diaper bag – and it’s vegan!  Bed Bath & Beyond: $99.99
  3. The Duo Signature Diaper Bag by Skip*Hop is versatile and chic – it comes in plain fabrics, or this cool triangle print. Chapters Indigo: $85.00


$100 and up


  1. Perfect for the ultra-glam Mummy, this golden bag from The Bumble Collection™ is as elegant as it is function. Bed Bath and Beyond: $159.99
  2. Quite possibly the bag to end all diaper bags, this DUET 2-in-1 Diaper Tote could easily double as a work bag – which it can, since it’s both a tote AND a cross-body bag. Amazing. Chapters Indigo: $159.95
  3. Made from recycled polyester, the Lassig Green Lable Mix ‘N Match bag is versatile and stylish enough you’ll carry it long after the diapers are done. Indigo Chapters: $229.99

At the end of the day, my best advice to any mom-to-be (or anyone gifting a mom-to-be) is this: If you'd never buy yourself a purse covered in teddy bears or airplanes, don't buy a diaper bag covered in teddy bears or airplanes. A quality bag in a classic style will take you well past the baby days and into the years of playdates, school book fairs and beyond. 

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