Modern parents do not really want the regular diaper bag. It used to be that diaper bags looked the identical – a two-handled tote with plenty of inside pockets and a bottle pocket on the side. Today, diaper bags are available in numerous styles. The messenger style baby bag is incredibly popular.

These diaper bags look stylish but are still roomy enough to hold everything an active parent needs. Most can be bought in either canvas or leather, causing them to be simple to keep clean. More at


Dads especially like messenger diaper bags as they do not look like diaper bags. Dads can see a messenger diaper bag that does not make him think that he’s carrying his wife’s purse. Here are some of our favorites:

Dad Gear Retro Stripe Red is among the best. This bag looks like something Dad would take fishing or hiking rather than bag that carries all of the essential baby gear. More at

The Skip Hop Dash Signature Diaper Bag can be another great option for busy parents. This bag comes in two designs – one plain for Dad and something using a pattern for Mom. Either choice provides lots of room for the essentials, but still looks great.