Baby changing bags: stylish backpacks, totes and holdalls for mums

2022-03-12 06:38:59 By : Ms. Alian Wang

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Transition seamlessly from the nursery drop-off to the office with our pick of the best stylish baby changing bags for new mamas...

Excitedly preparing for the arrival of a little one but loathe to lose your personal style? One peek at Instagram will remind you that mamas can be fashion icons too. In fact, if the past two years are anything to go by, having a tot strapped to your chest is the must-have accessory of the moment.

What's more, many brands have responded to the demands of working parents and created stylish, practical and versatile changing bags that are anything but 'mumsy'. So, when you first burst onto the baby scene with your precious new bubba in tow, the best way to establish that you're still a trend-setter is with a stylish and practical baby changing bag.

That's right, they might be designed with nappies in mind, but diaper bags are the ultimate fashion statement for new parents. To help you choose, we've rounded up the very best baby-friendly backpacks, totes and holdalls to shop now.

While personal style will be high on your agenda, now that you have a mini-me to think about too, there are a few more points to consider before making a purchase.

Constantly zipping from the nursery to the office and need a bag that can work for both? From stylish backpacks, to cool totes and sport luxe inspired holdalls, keep scrolling for our pick of the best versatile baby changing bags to shop now...

If you need a chic bag to carry all your baby bits plus your laptop, this stylish oversized leather backpack from London-based brand Storksak just raised the bar. For those busy days when you need to transition from the nursery to the office, it quickly transforms from a practical rucksack to a fashionable shoulder bag. Being a working Mama never looked so good!

Extras: Comes with an insulated milk storage pocket, large changing mat and detachable clips for days out with the buggy.

If you're after a stylish bag for days out with your brood, this versatile sport luxe inspired holdall from UK brand Jem+Bea is just the ticket. Made from water repellent fabric with a wipe clean lining, it's perfect for nappy changes, picnic lunches or stashing a cache of snacks and toys. And thanks to multiple pockets and a detachable crossbody strap, it will make the perfect gym bag once your babies have been potty trained.

Fabric: Made from reclaimed fishing nets!

Extras: Comes with an insulated milk pocket, changing mat and cross body straps.

The dream bag to fit around your multiple superhero personas, this versatile backpack can be worn as a practical rucksack while you're being mum, a shoulder bag for chairing important stakeholder meetings and a cross body bag for cocktails on the roof with your girlfriends. We're quite taken with the tweed version too.

Fabric: Made from recycled polyester.

Extras: Comes with integrated pram straps, a handy wipe dispenser slot, insulated bottle holder, padded changing mat and seven pockets for all the essentials.

Mamas take note! This effortlessly cool shoulder bag from French brand Rive Droite Paris looks like a hip holdall, but has enough secret pockets to feed and change an army of hungry tots. Plus it's also available in a range of super-cool colours including mustard yellow.

Fabric: Made from a recycled cotton and Polycotton mix.

Extras: Also includes a nifty back-flap, so it can slot easily onto your suitcase.

Fashion-forward parents will love British brand Tiba + Marl’s brilliant changing bags. This faux-leather silver backpack comes with all the bells and whistles you could possibly need with a baby in tow, but it still manages to look seriously cool. The brand also make matching kids' bags too, so you can twin with your mini-me when you're out on the town.

Extras: Comes with pockets, padded straps, changing mat, insulated bottle holder and a handy removable clutch.

Beloved UK high street brand Mamas & Papas have been supplying prams and baby merch to the masses for over 40 years now. But they're still managing to keep it real and this seriously cool black leatherette changing bag is no exception. The classic rucksack design gives it a sport luxe vibe, while comfortable shoulder straps and ample pockets make it a practical choice for parents on the move.

Fabric: Black leatherette polyester with patent trim.

Extras: Comes with a bottle holder and changing mat to keep your little fashionista clean and fed all day long.

Another stylish option from Storksak, this roomy shoulder bag has no less than five large internal pockets, plus one outer and one secret pocket on the back panel for valuables/snacks. And thanks to little touches including leather trims and gold zips, it would look equally at home in the yoga studio or at the school gates.

Fabric: Made from water resistant scuba with real leather trim.

Extras: Comes with an insulated bottle bag, machine washable changing mat and secret snack pocket.

Dropping the kids off at granny's house while you head off for a business meeting/night on the tiles? Another practical but stylish option from Tiba+Marl, this faux leather handbag is just the right size to fit all your baby essentials, but manages to look like a chic designer handbag at the same time.

Extras: Comes with a bottle holder, changing mat and lots of pockets for baby paraphernalia, which can be easily swapped for lipstick and gin in a tin when the time is right.

While a black baby changing bag is always a sensible option, sometimes a new mama wants to explore her wild side too! This funky caramel coloured leopard print backpack can be worn on your back, or strapped to your buggy when you're on the move. Just remember: leopard print is a neutral.

Fabric: Made from recycled plastic bottles!

Extras: Comes with a change mat plus a dispenser slot for easy access to baby wipes.

Big enough to hold a 15" laptop, this deceptively large backpack comes with enough compartments to keep your tiny tots happy, while maintaining its clever disguise as a hip commuter bag. Whizzing to work after dropping your little ones off at nursery is the new cool.

Fabric: Made from 33 recycled plastic bottles!

Extras: Snacks and nappies can be easily accessed from the top and the sides, plus it comes with a changing mat and can be clipped to the buggy.

Baby changing bags don't have to be sensible! This funky parrot rucksack from London-based designer Pink Lining is anything but boring. Best known for cute and quirky designs including cupcakes and yummy mummy motifs, the brand's kiddy bags are adorable too.

Fabric: Cotton outer with Eva lining.

Extras: Comes with dividing pockets, pouches and stroller loops for all your baby paraphernalia.

This Scandi-inspired holdall from new brand Finnsøn looks more like a fashionable work bag than a nappy stash. The brand is big on sustainability, so every single item is made from repurposed plastic bottles. Plus it's comfortable, straps easily onto a stroller and has enough pockets to keep your whole crew happy. They also make really cool pouches, change stations and stroller organisers, including this fierce leopard print backpack.

Fabric: Made from repurposed plastic bottles.

Extras: Comes with five easy to access pockets for storing baby essentials, plus a quilted mat for nappy changes on the move.

Thanks to handy pen, card, dummy and bottle holders, this real leather rockstar backpack from luxury bag brand Kerikit can easily hold everything for little people. But with space for a 13" laptop and an achingly cool studded leather exterior, it will also quickly transform into a statement work bag. Sold!

Extras: Comes with two insulated bottle holders, dummy pouch, buggy clips and waterproof lining.