Baby on the way? It’s a good time to start thinking about your baby bag. When a baby comes along, they also come with a lot of extra baggage you won’t be used to carrying around before. Think bottles, dummies, nappies, changing mats, a change of clothes – and that’s just for a 10 minute trip! Read on to find out our most favourite baby bags for 2022 no matter your personal style.
What is a baby bag?
A baby bag or a nappy bag is designed to keep you organised with all the extra stuff baby needs. They often come with bottle holders (even insulated ones), lots of pockets to separate out all your bits and pieces, dividers, and even padded changing mats for nappy changes on the go.
Why do you need a baby bag?
They are really invaluable when you have small children as most likely your current handbag won’t be big enough to fit in all the extra baby gear. They normally are able to strap over your pram handles too to keep all your baby essentials close to hand while you’re out and about. That said, if you really don’t want to part with your current handbag it is also possible to buy inserts with extra pockets and dividers to keep you organised.
What to look for in a nappy bag?
When it comes to deciding on your nappy bag, there are a few things to look out for:
- Unisex: Will you be sharing your bag with your parenting partner? If so, then you may want to opt for a unisex design.
- Comfort: Consider a backpack if comfort is in front of mind.
- Materials: Always opt for water-resistant, but consider if you’re looking for leather or vegan materials.
- Functionality: Pockets and bottle holders work really well for some, others prefer an open-style tote. Consider what works best for you.
- Style: Are you going to wear this bag to work too? Consider choosing something that will work for all occasions.
5 Best Nappy Bags in 2022
Without further ado, here’s a roundup of our top 5 favourite nappy bags to wear in 2022.
For lovers of a luxe looking, tote style bag, the Monica is for you! This is also particularly useful for working mums looking for a bag to seamlessly glide between nappy changes and meetings in the boardroom. It was designed by Vestirsi founder Monica Tarca when she couldn’t find an appropriate baby bag that could fit everything for her baby (and all her working-life things) together. Another great feature of this bag is how open it is so you can search for what you need with just one hand, while juggling baby in the other!
Features of Monica Bag:
- Luxe look
- Large tote style carry-all
- Made with Italian leather
Sharing your nappy bag with your male partner? The Aluxo is a great choice! This stylish unisex backpack is functional, easy to wear, and fits absolutely everything. Choose from wearing it like a traditional backpack or hold the top handle so you can use it like a tote bag. We love that Aluxo has thought of everything and even includes a change mat, five internal pockets for organisation, three insulated baby bottle holders, two external pockets for water bottles and baby wipes, and a key leash.
Features of Aluxo Backpack:
- Soft-touch material
- Water resistant
- Vegan friendly materials
If you’re looking for something a little smaller than a tote bag to keep your changing essentials close to hand, opt for the Bunnie Bag. It’s super stylish in a beautiful teal green quilted fabric and also water resistant in case of any accidents or rain. You’ll be kept well organised thanks to all its pockets, bottle holders and changing mat included too!
Features of Bunnie Bag:
- Made of water resistant quilted fabric
- Includes centre divider, internal pockets, an internal bottle holder, and a front pocket with a zip.
- Includes changing mat
- Use the two handles or longer handle to wear cross body
Done by Deer’s stylish backpack is for you if you’re looking for an eco-friendly, unisex backpack design. We love that it’s made from 100% recycled materials and is functional and cute all at the same time. It’s really comfortable to wear with adjustable straps and easy to sling over your pram handles too. It includes a padded changing mat for on-the-go nappy changes and will keep you organised with its seven inner pockets and one outer zip pocket.
Features of Changing Backpack:
- Comes in grey, mustard or dark blue shades
- Straps onto pram handles
- Adjustable shoulder and sternum straps
- Includes foldable changing mat
- Eco-friendly- made from 100% recycled polyester
For parents who don’t want to compromise on style, the Kinney backpack is for you! It looks just like leather and is super luxe, but actually made from 100% vegan materials. It’s super functional thanks to the adjustable straps which allow you to wear the bag in a range of different ways- from traditional backpack, to on your shoulder, to crossbody style. The four external pockets, eight internal pockets, a key leash and a laptop sleeve will keep you in control and organised even on the worst days too!
Features of Kinney Backpack:
- Made from vegan materials
- Luxe backpack
- Adjustable straps
- Wear as a backpack or crossbody bag
Ready to start shopping for your new nappy bag? Take a look at the curated edit from the memo now to enter motherhood a little more cool, calm, and collected.