The amount of supplies and accessories that you have to carry around when you have a baby can be overwhelming. Between diapers and wipes, toys, teethers, and bottles or cups, your bag can get full pretty fast. And if you have twins, or two children in diapers, you’ve got to find room to carry double the amount! Not to mention your own possessions like your wallet and keys.
That’s why I have compiled a list of the 11 best diaper bags for multiple children. Read on to find the one that works for you!
The Best Diaper Bags for Twins
1. Mancro Diaper Bag Backpack
(Most comfortable — $)
Why it’s great: When you’re carrying a bag loaded with baby accessories, your shoulders really start to feel the weight. That’s why this bag comes with extra padded shoulder straps, giving you that extra support for ultra comfort. This backpack also has plenty of space for everything you need and enough pockets to keep everything organized. There’s even a small anti-theft pocket to keep your phone and wallet safe. It comes with a changing pad and has adjustable straps to attach it to your stroller.
Keep in mind: The insulated bottle pockets are on the sides, so there’s only room for one in each. This just means that each kid can have their own designated side!
Good for: Parents that want a comfortable bag to carry all their essentials.
Why it’s great: With 18 different pockets, you’ll be able to stay organized and easily find everything you need in this bag. This backpack is extra roomy, making it easy to pack enough for two babies. It has insulated bottle pockets, a side pocket for wipes or tissues, a backside pocket for valuables, and a pocket designed just for easy diaper and accessories storage. It also has a key clip, so you’ll never lose them, and a detachable pacifier holder. There are adjustable stroller straps attached to the padded shoulder straps and this bag comes with a changing pad.
Keep in mind: This bag only comes in a few color options, but the neutral colors make it great for any gender.
Good for: Parents who want to easily find what they’re looking for inside their bag.
Why it’s great: This bag has it all! It has multiple pockets and plenty of storage space, including an insulated pocket for bottles. There’s also a mommy pocket, which is big enough for a tablet, phone, wallet, keys, and whatever else you might need. Plus, it has a separate pocket for diaper essentials, making it easy to grab what you need in a hurry. It comes in a variety of color options and includes a waterproof changing pad and D-rings to attach to your stroller.
Keep in mind: It’s not machine washable, so you’ll have to spot clean or wash by hand.
Good for: Parents who need easy access to the essentials.
Why it’s great: This bag was built to last with high quality materials, reinforced stitching, smooth zippers, and water-resistant polyester. On top of that, Bag Nation offers a lifetime warranty, so if you ever have a problem, they’ll fix it. This bag is also extremely organized with 14 different pockets, including an insulated bottle pocket, a quick access pocket for diapers and wipes, and an adult pocket for your essentials. It comes with a changing pad, padded straps, and a ventilated back for extra comfort. You can choose either black or grey, making this a great option for any gender and for mom or dad to carry around.
Keep in mind: There’s only one insulated bottle pocket, but the bag is large capacity and would fit a separate insulated bottle bag.
Good for: Moms or dads that need a large capacity diaper bag that’s built to last.
Why it’s great: The JuJuBe BFF is the perfect companion for any mom. It’s exceptionally roomy and the main pocket folds out for easy access to everything inside. It has 11 pockets total, including two insulated bottle pockets, a small lined pocket for your phone, clear plastic pockets for IDs or other essentials, and huge pockets for organizing all your baby gear. It has a handle you can grab for a quick carry, shoulder straps to carry like a backpack, and even a long shoulder strap to carry like a messenger bag, making this extremely versatile. Plus, it has a changing pad, D rings to attach to a stroller, metal feet on the bottom, and it’s machine washable! What more could you want?!
Keep in mind: This comes in so many different patterns and prints that you’re sure to find one that you love. Plus, JuJuBe sells all kinds of other baby accessories that you can purchase separately to match your diaper bag.
Good for: Moms that want a diaper bag they can use as a travel bag after their babies are all grown.
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Why it’s great: This is a large capacity backpack with more than enough space to carry everything you could possibly need, even if you have twins, without being overly bulky and huge. It has 17 different pockets, making organization a breeze! It has insulated pockets for bottles and easy-access side pockets for wipes. Plus, it has a hook for your keys, so you’re not constantly digging around in your bag to find them. Adjustable stroller straps and a waterproof changing pad are also included.
Keep in mind: It only comes in grey or dark grey, so not a lot of fun options, but it is still very stylish.
Good for: Parents who struggle to fit everything they need into one bag.
Why it’s great: This diaper backpack has a wide mouth opening, making it easy to access all your diapering essentials. Plus, it has multiple pockets for total organization. The insulated bottle pocket can hold 2 bottles and an ice pack or 3 bottles! Columbia created this bag to prevent the growth of bacteria with Microban Protection built-in. This also helps to prevent stains and odors! They also use Ultra-Safe for their lining, which is leakproof and meets all safety requirements from the FDA and CPSC. It has padded straps for extra comfort and attaches to strollers. Plus, the back is ventilated and the material has a Therma-Flect Radiant Barrier that reflects heat off of it, keeping both you and your essentials from overheating.
Keep in mind: This one only has 8 pockets, which might be the least amount on the list. However, some of them, like the bottle pocket, hold more than other bags.
Good for: Parents that spend a lot of time outdoors and need a bag that’ll help prevent stains, odors, and keep their essentials from overheating.
Why it’s great: The Blissly diaper bag is fairly similar to the JuJuBe BFF except that it’s a little smaller and a lot more affordable. It has a handle-up top, shoulder straps, and a messenger strap. It has 13 pockets of varying sizes to hold all your essentials and keep them organized. Plus, it comes with a changing mat and stroller straps. It comes in two colorways, both of which are gender-neutral. It also has 4 insulated pockets for bottles or water, which means you’ll easily be able to accommodate twins or multiple children.
Keep in mind: This bag isn’t as large as some of the other options and the insulated pockets are thinly insulated, not full insulation.
Good for: Parents that want a great quality, organized diaper bag at an affordable price.
Why it’s great: The most amazing thing about this diaper bag is that it has a dry and wet split pocket on the back, so you can easily keep the wet clothes and burp cloths separate from everything else. And let’s face it, spit-up and diaper leaks happen more often than we’d like, making this pocket a necessity. It also has insulated bottle pockets, a changing pad, and D-rings for easy stroller attachment. With handles up top or backpack straps, you can grab this to throw in the car or wear it wherever you go.
Keep in mind: While it does have some interior pockets for smaller items, the majority of the main pocket is open space.
Good for: Parents who know that life happens and need a good way to keep the mess away from their regular supplies.
Why it’s great: Upsimples has figured out a way to make this diaper bag the most practical you could ever own by adding a USB charging port! Now you can bring a power bank and never worry that your phone will run out of battery. It has plenty of pockets to organize everything you need, including an insulated bottle pocket, anti-theft pocket, and side pockets for easy access to things like wipes for quick cleanups. With padded shoulder straps and stroller straps included, you can’t go wrong with this bag.
Keep in mind: This one doesn’t come with a changing pad, so you’ll have to buy your own.
Good for: Parents that are out and about a lot and need a way to carry their essentials and keep their phone charged.
Why it’s great: Itzy Ritzy is a company that thrives on making functional baby products both stylish and durable. With vegan leather accents and a vegan leather tassel, this bag has a unique flair. It has 17 pockets, including a felt-lined pocket for phones or glasses, insulated bottle pockets, and a zippered pocket in the back to keep your wallet safe. Another great feature of this bag is that it sports rubber feet. This keeps your bag from picking up dirt and germs from the floor, while also keeping the bag upright. You also get a padded changing pad and stroller straps.
Keep in mind: This one is pricier, but well worth the cost.
Good for: Parents who want a stylish bag that will hold up and still have space to carry everything they need.
While you can use any kind of bag you want to haul around all your baby’s accessories, diaper bags have special pockets and compartments made just for these items. The most important feature is the insulated pockets for bottles. This is not something you’re likely to find in other bags. Plus, most diaper bags come with a changing pad, so you have a comfortable place to change diapers on the go. With separate pockets for valuables and a key clip, so you don’t lose your keys, a diaper bag can be extremely helpful in keeping you organized.
2. What features should I look for in a bag?
This will vary based on what kinds of items you carry with you. If you have twins or multiple children, having a lot of space and pockets can help you both to fit everything and to keep it all organized. There are so many different features that you can find, from insulated pockets, anti-theft pockets, lined pockets to pacifier pods, wet/dry compartments, and stroller straps. Think about what you carry and what you’ll need.
3. What size bag do I really need?
Obviously, if you only have one child, you’re likely to get away with a smaller size bag. When you’re toting supplies for twins or multiple children, you’ll need extra storage space. The key here is how much do you need to carry? Do you go out for more than an hour regularly? You’ll need more diapers for sure and maybe extra clothes and bottles. If you only go out for short trips, you might only need to take a diaper and wipes. The size of the bag is up to you.
4. Is it safe to attach my bag to a stroller?
The majority of diaper bags have some sort of attachment for strollers. This is a great invention because it keeps you from having to shoulder the burden. Make sure your child is in the stroller before attaching the bag and take the bag off before you take your child out. This will prevent the stroller from tipping over. If your bag is extra heavy, just make sure you’re holding onto the stroller at all times, in case it starts to tip.
5. Why would I choose a backpack diaper bag?
I think a lot of people assume that backpack diaper bags don’t have as much room as regular diaper bags. In fact, most are just as spacious and some can even carry more than a regular bag. The main reason that backpack diaper bags are gaining in popularity is that it leaves both hands free. This makes it easier to carry your child or children without anything else getting in the way. Not only that, but it spreads the weight evenly over both shoulders, instead of trying to carry it all on one.
Diaper bags make it so much easier to carry everything that you need when you have a baby. Finding the one that will have the space and the organization that you need, especially with twins or multiple children and the double the stuff, can be difficult.
Consider whether your normal outings are short or long, so you know how much space you’ll actually need. If you’re breastfeeding, you may not need insulated bottle pockets, although you can use them for sippy cups or snacks as well. Do you want to be able to keep your own possessions in the diaper bag or carry them separately? Do you have a child/children that spit up a lot or have more diaper accidents? The wet/dry pocket may be essential for you.
If you take the time to figure out what uses you expect to get out of your bag, it’ll be a lot easier to find the one that is right for you.