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The best baby changing bags (that you'll actually want to carry)

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 Changing bags on dotted background - the best baby changing bags

A baby changing bag is an essential baby item, and a good idea to have at least one changing bag packed and ready to go at all times.

In this article:

  • Lassig Glam Rosie Changing Bag 
  • Mia Tui Jennie Travel Changing Bag 
  • Pink Lining WonderBag 
  • Allis City Plus Changing Bag 
  • Babymel Robyn Convertible Backpack 
  • ToTs by Smartrike Infinity Changing Bag 
  • Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Backpack 
  • LÄSSIG Rolltop Backpack Diaper Bag
  • Lekebaby Baby Nappy Bag Backpack 
  • Maxi-Cosi Modern Bag 
  • Mamas & Papas 2 Way Bowling Style Changing Bag

Nowadays, fashion-forward baby changing bags for mums and dads are on the rise and the market is full of options you won’t mind carrying. Many modern options are also amazingly practical, including loads of side pockets and internal compartments (sometimes colour-coded), multiple straps so you can attach it to your buggy, hang from your shoulder or wear as as a backpack, bottle holders and dirty nappy compartments (they've thought of everything!) 

What to look for when choosing a baby changing bag?

First of all, you need the best baby changing bag for carrying around everything you need for your baby, including nappies, clothes, bottles, wipes and spare clothes. So when looking for the right one for you, it's important to consider:

  • Separate pockets for placing everything in the right place
  • More than one way to wear - do you want to wear it cross-body, shoulder or backpack?
  • Thermo insulation to keep bottles warm or cool (or insulated bottle holder)
  • Stroller friendly with two clips for easy attachment
  • Built-in changing mat
  • Design that goes with your style
  • Wipe-clean fabric
  • Dirty nappy compartment
  • Detachable mini bags for food storage
  • A light-coloured interior or see-through pockets
  • Anti-odour technology

Whether you’re looking for something that looks designer, or just a practical bag with enough pockets, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourites.

The best baby changing bags

Read on to find out what our mum testers had to say about them. 

Best baby changing bag with handy accessories

The Lassig Glam Rosie Changing Bag is a Bronze Mother&Baby Award winner 2018. This bag comes with a large main compartment with water-repellent changing mat. It comes with removable compartment for baby food jars, stroller hooks, adjustable shoulder strap, cell phone compartment and other features.

  • Dimensions: 39.88 x 19.05 x 29.97 cm
  • Weight: 1.02 kg
  • Material: 100% Polyester

Our real-mum tester Ruth McAuley said: "I love the fact that this bag is roomy but still feels so light. I can fit everything into it without struggling for space and there are so many different compartments so everything has a place. The days of wondering where to put that jar of baby puree are long gone!"

Best changing bag according to our Mother&Baby Awards mum testers

The Mia Tui Jennie Travel Changing Bag is one of the most popular bags on the market, a Gold Mother&Baby Award 2019 and 2018 winner. This is the perfect changing bag, big enough for everything you need while looking super stylish. The beauty of this bag is you have a pocket on the back that slips over the handles of your suitcase, making it super easy to travel with, especially as it keeps your hands free for your baby or toddlers.

  • Dimensions: 40cm x 15cm x 25cm
  • Weight: 917g
  • Material: Ultra soft faux leather

Our real-mum tester Michelle said: "It was easy to find what I needed quickly and the bag was organised well. There are sections for everything, including two insulated bottle holding pockets, somewhere for pens and keys and a transparent bag to hold whatever you need."

Best lightweight changing bag

Pink Lining WonderBag is a Silver Mother & Baby Award 2019 winner. The new-look Wonder Bag really is wonderful! More lightweight and streamlined than before, you can carry as a tote, wear as a rucksack to be hands-free, or attach to your buggy. The large front zip pocket contains areas for all mummy essentials or for making that favourite toy or snack for baby instantly accessible.

  • Dimensions: 36 x 31 x 13 cm
  • Weight: 850g
  • Material: 100 per cent cotton with EVA coating and lining – 100 per cent Nylon

Our real-mum tester Nikita said: "The WonderBag can be used as a handbag, backpack or you can attach it to your pram. I personally like to have it as a backpack as it balances me out well. The bold design makes it easy to find amongst other changing bags when going to a playgroup."

Best changing bag for ample packing space

The Allis City Plus Changing Bag is a Silver Mother&Baby Award 2018 winner. It has unique design and integrated changing station. You can use in four ways: cross-body bag, shoulder bag, tote bag and backpack. It comes with a thermo-insulated holder to keep bottles warm or cool for up to four hours, and is stroller friendly with two clips for easy attachment to prams.

  • Dimensions: 82 x 47 x 6.5 cm
  • Weight: 850g
  • Material: Polyester

Our real-mum tester Sarah Mawdsley said: "The bag is a great size with lots of handy pockets – I have three children and can easily fit in everything we need for a day out. It fits in extra drinks and snacks for the bigger kids as well as all I need for the baby. It makes life easier by using just the one bag rather than needing a separate bag for the bigger kids."

Best multiwear baby changing bag

The best multi-wear baby changing bag: this affordable Babymel Robyn changing bag looks beautiful and can be worn four different ways, as a backpack style bag and as a shoulder bag, across your body or handheld. We love the contrasting faux leather trim and the clever easy-wipes pocket, allowing you to remove a wet wipe on the go, without unpacking your changing bag. It’s extremely roomy, waterproof and versatile and went down well with our panel of mum testers.

  • Dimensions: 16 x 35.05 x 37.08 cm
  • Weight: 590 g
  • Material: 100% polyester

Our real-mum tester Victoria Borner said: "The wet wipe pocket is my favourite feature. It is important to me that the bag also looks stylish as a bag in its own right and this one certainly does! I'd happily take it out and about with no baby in tow too!"

Best waterproof changing bag

This bag is versatile with multi-purpose, style and functionality. This is a waterproof quilted fabric bag with many interior pockets and hidden external compartments. It can be used as backpack, shoulder bag, tote bag or attached to a pushchair. Also, there are some removable accessories as thermos flask holder, changing mat and hooks to attach to the pram. Read our full review about ToTs by Smartrike Infinity Changing Bag.

  • Dimensions: 38.1 x 17.78 x 38.1 cm
  • Weight: 898 g
  • Material: Waterproof

Our real-mum tester Samantha Rosamond said: "The backpack to tote convertable bag is such a smart idea as it means you've got hands-free options, great for not only babies but for toddlers too. And there isn't a more apt name - it's huge with numerous multi-function pockets."

Best changing bag with organisational pockets (vegan)

This is another vegan leather bag with nine pockets, changing pad pocket, stroller straps and, other essential features. This is the perfect bag if you need space as it brings two separate zipped compartments, making it ideal for parents of twins. It can also be worn as a backpack for hands free use. Read our full review about Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Backpack. It was Shortlisted in the 2019 M&B Awards for Best Baby Changing Bag.

  • Dimensions: 33.02 x 23.5 x 46.36 cm
  • Weight: 762 g
  • Material: 100 per cent PU exterior; 100 per cent polyester interior lining

Our real-mum tester Sahra said: "A versatile bag that can go on your back but also has handy clips to allow it to go on any buggy. It has multiple compartments that help organise your bag. The bottle compartment can be used for wipes as well. In addition, it is very stylish so makes you feel less like you are carrying a nappy bag around!"

Best fashionable baby changing bag

The best baby changing bag for fashionable and stylish mums and was awarded a gold award in the Mother&Baby Awards 2021. If you are looking for something more stylish and fashionable, this is an excellent choice. It can be carried on the shoulders and includes a water-repellent changing mat, a removable jar holder, an insulated, removable bottle holder, a small bag, a key finder and stroller attachments. 

  • Dimensions: 30 x 14.5 x 46 cm
  • Weight: 960g
  • Material: Polyester

Our real mum reviewer Katy Haynes says: 'Its design and all the accessories make it a really good bag. Having a backpack changing bag makes it so much easier with a little one and this one is stylish too! The bag is lightweight, even with my little ones items in it. I think my other mum friends would love the fact it comes in different colours too.'

Best baby changing bag for reusable nappies

This change bag won a bronze award in the 2021 Mother&Baby awards and benefits from an open-wide mouth for easy access to the main compartment, extra spacious interior and multiple internal and external pockets with a purpose. It has a waterproof pocket to securely store wet reusable nappies, reusable wipes, training pants and more.

  • Dimensions: 13.97 x 42.93 x 40.39 cm
  • Weight: 840 g
  • Material: Polyester

Our real mum reviewer Lesley Murray says: 'When getting my baby ready to leave the house I can easily put the bag on as a rucksack, leaving me hands free to deal with baby. It also has many easy to access pockets so that I can see what I have in the bag and top up as needed. It is also spacious and stylish enough for me to use as my handbag and carry my own personal stuff.'

 

Best for quick access

This smart changing bag could be mistaken for a laptop bag, it's so discreet. Plus it's really spacious - there are plenty of large compartments and pockets to hold every baby essential. It includes a handy toiletry bag for those emergency essentials, at easy reach for quick access (plus it has a hanging hook - super useful in public changing rooms). There's also an insulated bag to keep food and drinks cold or warm, and a foldable changing mat. 

  • Dimensions: 16 x 38 x 33 cm
  • Weight: 1.16 kg

Review: 'Great item and matches my pram perfectly! I love now many compartments are in the bag and the additional changing bag, changing mat and insulated bottle bags are great! I highly recommend this changing bag.'

Best bowling bag design

Bowling bag designs are user-friendly and stylish, and especially great for sharing with your partner without being too overtly changing-bag-like. The flexible straps also mean you can wear this across the body or even as a rucksack. It comes with a removable insulated bottle holder and a co-ordinating changing mat (plus this is a great choice if you have a Mamas & Papas pushchair). The water-resistant fabric means it's good in our unpredictable British weather, and there are plenty of pockets for everything you need to take with you. 

  • Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 29 cm
  • Weight: 1.26 kg
  • Material: 100 per cent Polyester

Review: 'Great quality bag with changing mat and bottle warmers. Love that the strap can be changed to wear on the back.'

 
  • Author: Lily Anderson Lily Anderson
  • Job Title: Commercial Content Writer

Lily Anderson is a Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she writes about and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Yours. After earning a BA (Hons) in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing at Southampton Solent University, Lily has specialised in lifestyle and shopping content.

Other contributors

STEPHANIE ANTHONY - Digital Writer
Lorna White - Digital Writer

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