Have you heard of a convertible diaper bag? What about a 3-in-1 diaper bag? Well, they are the same. A convertible diaper bag can be worn in different ways; backpack, messenger, and tote. It is by far the most versatile style of diaper bag available.
This style is quickly becoming the most popular among parents. With its adaptability and versatility, it’s no wonder they’re in such high demand.
Why You Need a Convertible Diaper Bag in Your Life
Options, Options, Options.
If you enjoy doing a wide variety of activities with your kids that require different diaper bags depending on the event. This is the diaper bag style for you! No more switching out your diaper bag for another to go on quick outings to overnight trips. What can be better than that? The versatility of these bags will astonish you. You can find some fantastic fashionable options for mom and a large variety of unisex bags that dad will love too. Aside from the look of the bags, they are super functional as well. Most brands sport insulated bottle pockets, parent pocket, change pad slip versatility and many internal pockets for organization.
Why wouldn’t you want a bag that can go everywhere and do everything a diaper bag should?
1. Favourite Among Parents
BABY CEDAR DIAPER BAG FOR TWO KIDS
The Baby Cedar diaper bag was designed with parents and baby in mind. It was made for mom and dad to carry, and it’s large enough to use for 2 kids. With this stylish and practical bag, going out with the whole family just got a lot easier. They took one year to design this bag, so you know a lot of thought and consideration has been put into every single feature.
This diaper bag can be placed in any of the categories I have listed below. That’s how versatile this diaper bag is. It’s no wonder this a fan favourite.
Average Price: $102.99 CAD, $35.99 USD
- Designed as a unisex bag.
- Water repellent and water resistant materials.
- Carrying Options: Backpack, Messenger, and Tote.
- The external fabric is made of polyester, and the inner lining is made of waterproof nylon.
- The stroller straps can be hung on any stroller and support excessive weights.
- 2 insulated side pockets that can hold two bottles each.
- A detachable front case can be used for all your changing materials and use like diaper bag purse when you need them.
- An external chamber to separate the parent’s things from the child’s items.
- The back of the bag has a hidden pocket that contains a waterproof and detachable changing pad.
- Dual zippers to the main compartment for a fast and easy opening.
- An internal pocket with a zipper to separate smaller objects like pacifiers.
- The base of the bag is wide and padded which allows stability so the bag will not fall while taking items out of it.
- Includes A 90-day money back guarantee and one year warranty.
Dimensions: 39.9 x 19.8 x 34 cm, 15.7 x 7.8 x 13.4 inches
Weight: 798 g, 1.76 lbs
Accessories: A changing pad and changing case. Both can detach for carrying independently.
Care: The bag can be machine washed at 30 degrees Celsius (80F). Lay flat to dry.
2. Budget Friendly
LEKEBABY EXPANDABLE DIAPER BAG
This budget-friendly bag was also designed to be completely functional. It’s spacious with pockets that make sense. You can quickly switch from backpack to messenger and vice versa. The backpack straps are attached, but they can be unclasped from the bottom and hidden in a pocket. A great feature you won’t find anywhere else is the expandable bottom which is perfect for storing diapers, wipes, extra clothes and swaddle blanket. This is another excellent gender-neutral option.
Great bang for your buck with this spacious and functional bag.
Average Price: $56.88 CAD, $43.99 USD
- Made with Water-repellent polyester; faux-leather handle & logo.
- Carrying Options: Backpack, Messenger, Tote, and Stroller.
- The backpack straps can be tucked in zippered pocket when not in use.
- The expandable bottom compartment provides extra space.
- Wide dual zipper opening makes it easy to locate items within the main compartment.
- Independent baby bottle insulated pockets on the front with magnetic closures.
- Large zippered pocket above the bottle pocket that can be used as the parent pocket.
- A dedicated wipes dispenser pocket on the side.
- A zippered pocket on the other side of the bag.
- It has 4 internal slip pockets and 1 internal zippered pocket.
- 30-day money-back guarantee for any reason and 180-day warranty for quality-related issues.
Dimensions: 35 x 17 x 35 cm, 14 x 7 x 14 inches
Weight: 798 g, 1.6 lbs
Accessories: Matching diaper changing pad, removable and adjustable messenger strap, and two stroller straps.
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth.
3. Functional and Stylish
The Jujube BFF was Designed with convenience and comfort in mind. Appropriately name the BFF, it’s the ultimate diaper bag for on the go. You might want to even trade in your current BFF for this bag. Unless you can convince her to carry all your baby things in a super organized fashion for you all the time.
Aside from the organization, the best part of this bag is the Teflon fabric protection and Agion treatment. Teflon fabric protector is a stain repellent that will help eliminate the stress of unwanted stains. Agion treatment protects the liner by inhibiting the growth of odour-causing bacteria, mould and mildew.
So say hello to your new BFF.
Average Price: $235.99 CAD, $179.99 USD
- Made with 100% Polyester.
- Teflon fabric protector and an Agion treatment.
- Carrying Options: Backpack, Messenger, Tote, and Stroller (Clips not included).
- Adjustable shoulder and messenger straps that can also be removed entirely.
- Mommy pocket located on the front of the bag. Great size for wallet, keys, sunglasses, and many more small items.
- Quick reach pocket for your cell phone.
- Two insulated bottle pockets on both sides with 3M Thinsulate. Perfect for keeping things cold and warm.
- There are tons of inside organization with 4 gusseted pockets, 3 zippered pockets & lots of wide open space.
- Crumb Drains.
- Metal Hardware.
- Light-colouredLinings so you can see everything inside.
- Structured bottom with luggage feet.
- Crumb drains to keep your bag clean.
- Comes with a 90-day limited warranty against manufacturing defects.
Dimensions: 42 x 33.8 x 17.2 cm, 14 x 6.5 x 12 inches
Weight: 1.14 Kg, 2.6 lbs
Accessories: Memory foam changing pad included.
Care: Machine Washable
ITZY RITZY TRIPLE THREAT
The Itzy Ritzy Triple Threat is your fashionable and functional solution to staying organized on the go. With 13 pockets in total, you can keep everything in order while out and about. The insulated bottle pockets will keep things warm or cold for hours. The unique feature of this bag is the patent pending rubber feet. You won’t find another bag with this bottom.
The Triple Threat comes with the option to wear three ways: Backpack, Messenger, and Tote. All the straps are removable including the tote straps.
There is a 90-day warranty when you purchase from an authorized dealer. However, there are a lot of conditions that come along with this warranty. You will have to check the Itzy Ritzy website for more details.
Average Price: $203.70 CAD, $159.99 USD
- Material: Varies with colour option
- Carrying Options: Backpack, Messenger, Tote and Stroller.
- 9 internal pockets including the change pad slip pocket
- 4 external pockets, 2 with magnetic closures and 2 insulated bottle pockets
- Patent-pending rubber feet keep the bag clean and upright
- Detachable vegan leather tassel adds a pop of style
- All straps are removable for maximum comfort
- Magnetic pocket closures
- Metal hardware
- Manufacturer’s 90-day warranty is available with conditions.
Dimensions: 45.7 x 17.8 x 30.5 cm, 18 x 7 x 12 inches
Weight: 1.25 Kg, 2.75 lbs
Accessories: Changing Pad, Stroller Straps, and Vegan Leather Tassel.
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth.
5. With Fathers in Mind
JJ COLE KNAPSACK
The JJ Cole Knapsack has a unique square design that is sure to turn heads. Not only does it look great but it’s quite roomy as well. There is enough space in this bag to fit all your baby items within the many interior pockets.
The backpack straps are attached to the bag. However, they can be placed inside a pocket to keep them out of the way when not in use.
Average Price: $89.97 CAD, $79.99 USD
- Material: 100% Polyester.
- Carrying Options: Backpack, Messenger, Tote and Stroller.
- Easy-open magnetic top flap quickly snaps shut
- 10 pockets inside and out
- Secure front zipper pocket
- Interior has 6 pockets including a padded tablet pocket and key clip
- 2 side bottle or sippy cup pockets
- Backpack straps can be tucked inside a pocket when not in use
- Optional padded shoulder strap offers stylish, hands-free carrying option
Dimensions: 45.7 x 12.7 x 33 cm, 18 x 5 x 13 inches
Weight: 454 g, 1 lbs
Accessories: Includes grips stroller attachments, removable padded shoulder strap, and coordinating changing pad
Care: Wipes clean with a damp cloth
6. Large Capacity Bag
SOYOUNG CHARLIE DIAPER BAG
The SoYoung Charlie diaper bag is a full-feature unisex bag made with both parents in mind. It is made to use through the infant years and beyond. Made with canvas and vegan leather straps that have detachable comfort grip padding.
This diaper bag was designed with many functional pockets including a completely insulated interior compartment for snacks or a 13” laptop, a back slide pocket for bulky items, dedicated sunglasses, cell phone, and wallet pockets, and two insulated bottle pockets.
Average Price: $194.95 CAD, $174.95 USD
- Material: Canvas exterior with vegan leather straps
- Carrying options: Backpack, Messenger, Tote, and Stroller
- Shallow bottom with no black hole effect
- Contrasting interior lining with clear and mesh pockets
- Laminated and wipeable interior compartments
- Completely insulated interior compartment to hold snacks – also fits a 13″ laptop
- Back slide pocket for bulky items such as a blanket, newspaper or umbrella
- Dedicated sunglasses, cellphone and wallet pockets
- Two insulated bottle pockets
- Backpack conversion option
- PVC and phthalate-free
- Shoulder straps with detachable comfort grip padding
Dimensions: 17.8 x 25.4 x 38.1 cm, 15 x 10 x 7 inches
Weight: 1.36 Kg, 3 lbs
Accessories: Detachable messenger strap, adjustable stroller straps, and Laminated change mat
Care: The diaper bags can be wiped down with a damp cloth and spot cleaned with a gentle detergent if necessary. They can then be left open, in a dry place.
The changing mats that come with the diaper bags are machine washable.
I believe that everyone needs a convertible 3-in-1 diaper bag in their life. Even if you don’t have any little ones at home, you can find a use for them. I intend to use mine as a work bag when my kids have outgrown the need for a diaper bag. I also know some people who like to use them for crafting and hobbies such as scrapbooking and knitting. The compartments are ideal for maximum organization no matter what you use them for.
For more information on what to look for in a convertible 3-in-1 diaper bag, please Go to my Convertible Diaper Bag page.
If you have any experience with the above convertible diaper bags, or any other one not mentioned, let me know your experience and what you thought of them below in the comments.
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