A baby changing bag is an essential baby item, and it's a good idea to have at least one changing bag packed and ready to go at all times. That's why we're on the search for the best baby changing bag - even the ones that suit dads.
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), bottle holders, dirty nappy compartments, multiple straps so you can attach it to your buggy, designed so you can hang it from your shoulder or wear it as a backpack - 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 it - do you want to wear it cross-body, over your shoulder, or as a backpack?
- Thermo insulation to keep bottles warm or cool (or an 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 for 2021
Keep reading to find out what our mum testers had to say about them.
Best fashionable baby changing bags
This is hands down the best baby changing bag for fashionable and stylish mums, and it was awarded a Gold Award in the Mother&Baby Awards 2021. If you're looking for a chicer option, this is an excellent choice. It can be carried on your 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 46cm
- Weight: 960g
- Material: Polyester
Our real mum reviewer, Katy Haynes, said, "Its design and accessories make it a good bag. Having a backpack changing bag makes it so much easier with a little one and this is stylish too! The bag is lightweight, even with my child's items in it. I think my other mum friends would love the fact it comes in different colours too."
Read our full LÄSSIG Rolltop Backpack Diaper Bag review here.
Best baby 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; it won the Gold Mother&Baby Award in 2018 and 2019. Not only is it big enough for everything you need, but you'll also look stylish wearing it. The beauty of this bag is that 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 toddler. With 20 colours, this is perfect for any mum.
- 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."
Read our full Mia Tui Jennie Travel Changing Bag review here.
Best baby changing bag for reusable nappies
We're obsessed with this changing bag. Firstly, it won a Bronze Award in the 2021 Mother&Baby Awards - so you know it's going to be good. Secondly, it 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 also has a brilliant waterproof pocket so that you can securely store wet reusable nappies, reusable wipes, training pants and more.
- Dimensions: 13.97 x 42.93 x 40.39cm
- Weight: 840g
- Material: Polyester
Our real mum reviewer, Lesley Murray, said, "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 my 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 stuff."
Read our full Bambino Mio Baby and Beyond Change Bag review here.
Best versatile and stylish baby changing bag
The Kiin Ltd Allis Lux Changing Backpack was shortlisted in the Mother&Baby Awards 2021 for its versatility. We love that it has a large capacity for you to store the essentials and is wide enough to fit most laptops. Plus, the highly fashionable design works perfectly in any environment, be it playground, office or high street. Using the universal stroller straps, keep your hands free and ready to use on a busy day out with your little ones.
- Dimensions: 37cm x 35cm x 20cm
- Weight: 0.8kg
- Material: Leather
Our real-mum tester, Katie Lee, says, "For the price, look and usability of the bag it would certainly be a front runner for me. I have used it a few times and so far so good, but not sure how long things like the zips and outer part of the bag would last before starting to wear. I was impressed with the size and how much I could fit in the bag. All the compartments meant the items I put in could be stored neatly and didn’t feel all over the place."
Read our full Kiin Ltd Allis Lux Changing Backpack review here.
Best baby changing bag with handy accessories
The Lassig Glam Rosie Changing Bag won our Bronze Mother&Baby Award for Best Baby Changing Bag back in 2018. This bag comes with a large main compartment with a water-repellent changing mat. The removable compartment for baby food jars, stroller hooks, an adjustable shoulder strap and mobile phone compartment features will make leaving the house easier.
- Dimensions: 39.88 x 19.05 x 29.97cm
- Weight: 1.02kg
- Material: 100 per cent Polyester
Our real-mum tester, Ruth McAuley, said, "I love the fact that this bag is roomy but still feels light. I can fit everything into it without struggling for space, and there are so many different compartments - everything has a place. The days of wondering where to put that jar of baby puree are long gone!"
Read our full Lassig Glam Rosie Changing bag review here.
Best baby changing bag to keep you organised
The Bubble and Pop Baby Changing Bag is a Silver Mother&Baby Award Winner 2021. It features a unique pocket labelling system that you can personalise to suit you and your baby's individual needs. It zips down at the front for easy access, and with no less than 12 pockets, it fits everything you need when you're out and about with your child.
- Dimensions: 40 x 32 x 16cm
- Material: 100 per cent Tentex polyester, inner lining 100 per cent polyester (water-resistant)
Our real-mum tester, Amy Brain, said, "I would recommend this product to other mums because of its spacious interior and the extra little things it comes with, like the changing mat and buggy straps. Being a mum of two (both under two), I needed a bag that could hold all the nappies, clothes, snacks and soothers of both and this bag does the job. I usually choose plain coloured bags to match with my pushchair so this was very different for me, but I must say I love it. It's a great design and lovely colour. This changing mat can be washed in the washing machine, which is another great bonus and the outside of the bag is wipeable and waterproof."
Read the full Bubble and Pop Baby Changing Bag review here.
Best lightweight baby changing bag
The 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 storing that favourite toy or snack for instant accessibility.
- Dimensions: 36 x 31 x 13cm
- 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 can be attached to your pram. I 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."
Read our full Pink Lining WonderBag review here.
Best baby changing bag for ample packing space
The Allis City Plus Changing Bag is a Silver Mother&Baby Award 2018 Winner. It has a unique design and an integrated changing station. You can use it 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. It's also stroller friendly with two clips for easy attachment to prams.
- Dimensions: 82 x 47 x 6.5cm
- 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."
Read our full Allis City Plus Changing Bag review here.
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 that the contrasting faux leather trim and the clever easy-wipes pocket allow 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 38 x 40cm
- Weight: 590g
- Material: 100 per cent 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!"
Read our full Babymel Robyn Covertible Backpack review here.
Best waterproof baby 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 a backpack, shoulder bag, tote bag or attached to a pushchair. Also, there are some removable accessories such as a thermos flask holder, changing mat and hooks to attach to the pram.
- Dimensions: 38.1 x 17.78 x 38.1cm
- Weight: 898g
- Material: Waterproof
Our real-mum tester, Samantha Rosamond, said, "The backpack to tote convertible bag is such a smart idea as it means you've got a hands-free option. Not only is it good for babies, but it's useful if you have toddlers too."
Read our full ToTs by Smartrike Infinity Changing Bag review here.
Best baby changing bag with organisational pockets
Are you looking for a vegan leather bag? You'll love this number because of its nine pockets, changing pad pocket, stroller straps and other essential features. It's perfect if you need space because it boasts two separate zipped compartments, making it ideal for parents of twins. It can also be worn as a backpack for hands-free use. Plus, it gets a big thumbs up from parents as it was shortlisted in the 2019 M&B Awards.
- Dimensions: 33.02 x 23.5 x 46.36cm
- Weight: 762g
- 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 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!"
Read our full Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Backpack review here.
Best baby changing bag for days out
What we like most about this bag is that there are plenty of large compartments and pockets to hold every baby essential you could think of. But, the features don't stop there: it also includes a handy toiletry bag for those emergency essentials, a hanging hook for public changing rooms, and could be mistaken for a laptop bag it's so discreet. If you're going on a family day out, you'll love that this comes with an insulated bag to keep your food and drink cold or warm, as well as a foldable changing mat. What more could you want?
- Dimensions: 16 x 38 x 33cm
- Weight: 1.16kg
- Material: Polyester and Polyurethane
One reviewer said, "Great item and matches my pram perfectly! I love how 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 baby changing bag for both parents
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 mean you can wear this across the body or even as a rucksack. It comes with a removable insulated bottle holder and a coordinating 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
One reviewer said, "Great quality bag with changing mat and bottle warmers. Love that the strap can be changed to wear on the back."