It’s no secret I have a slight obsession with diaper bags. I mean, my kids are WELL BEYOND the diaper years and I still love using diaper bags. What can I say, I like what I like folks. Diaper bags are made for parents and I’m not ashamed I might be addicted to collecting them.
But my craziness comes in handy for you because I spend my time finding & reviewing bags I know you will love! I have a similar post with bags under $200 (read it here) but this time I wanted to include some more budget-friendly options.
Some of these bags I own myself and some I have personally seen in action and feel comfortable recommending to others. Either way, these are all great options for anyone looking for a good, reliable and functional diaper bag backpack that won’t break the bank!
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Skip Hop is a very well known brand that makes everything baby related so I trust their diaper bags. The Forma is a simple lightweight, quilted bag that resembles a traditional backpack. The best thing about this bag is that it comes with 2 packing cubes; on insulated for food/bottles, and a mesh one for clothing. It also includes stroller straps! The fact is comes with so many accessories at such a good price point makes this an excellent choice.
Another Skip Hop bag in the mix because they are that good. The Grand Central is similar to the Forma but with a little more flair in that it doesn’t look like a regular backpack. It has plenty of pockets and space to fit all your mom essentials and then some. I really love the sturdy top handle as well for easy access.
I have this bag and I love it! The Dani backpack is huge and holds so much, perfect for any stage of motherhood. With 14 pockets, you’ve got a place for everything and can stay organized. It comes with a large comfy change pad, separate shoulder strap, and a bag divider that makes it easy to keep things where you need them. This is my go-to bag when we go to the zoo because I can fit a bagged lunch, waters and even my camera in there!
If you need a bag that anyone can use, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or even uncle, this is a good choice. It may not be the most stylish or fashion-forward bag but it’s certainly functional and comfortable. I would totally use this for theme parks because the straps are padded, the grab handle is padded and it has stroller straps attached to the straps. Seems like a great deal!
This is one of my personal favorites because it’s so trendy and unique! Doesn’t the design stand out and look different? I love that. Another amazing feature is the front pocket isn’t a regular empty space but has two insulated bottle holders and an elastic to hold a sippy cup. So smart! It’s also very spacious, versatile, comes with a removable shoulder strap and includes a FREE multi-use cover with purchase.
This super affordable bag (under $50) is comfortable, stylish and has space for all your mom needs. The front pocket is completely insulated and holds 3 bottles! Perfect for a full outing with baby. It also has a cell phone pocket and a tablet pocket for the tech-loving parents.
7. JJ Cole
JJ Cole is another one of those well known trusted brands and it doesn’t disappoint. This bag can be worn as a backpack, messenger bag or attach it to the stroller with the included straps. It also comes with a matching change pad. I like the simplicity of it but it still looks great!
Alright that’s all folks. I’m sure there are a ton of other bags on the market that are inexpensive and just as good. However, I chose these specific ones because they are all different styles, reliable, functional, and I know they will make good diaper bags for anyone.
I hope this helped you choose a bag or at least narrow down your search. If you are looking for a diaper bag that isn’t a backpack & still affordable, check out some of my favorites here.