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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!
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.
6. Oh Joy!
What a cute bag right?! This is one of the least expensive bags I’ve ever seen that is not only pretty but well made and still functional. It comes with a matching changing pad, stroller straps and plenty of room for all essentials. Since it’s made exclusively for Target, you may get lucky and find it in stores but it’s mostly available online, and has rave reviews.
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.