I carried a diaper bag around with me for the first year and a half of my son’s life until I realized that there’s not ONE good reason to carry a bag I didn’t like just because it’s labeled as being great for holding diapers. Since the standard size for diaper bags tends to hover between 15 to 17″ wide and 10 to 13″ tall a LOT of bags can get the job done. In fact, I highly recommend picking a medium-to-large bag you adore and using it to house both your baby’s stuff and your stuff — most large bags can easily hold a few diapers, baby food, car keys, a cell phone and a notebook with room to spare.
This cheery number ($56) measures 15″ tall, 10″ long, and 5″ wide so it’s a vertical option for those who are backpack-inclined.
I think we can all agree that if Ziggy Stardust ever needed a diaper bag, this one by Betsey Johnson ($68.99) would be it. The bag measures a 13.5″ tall, 21″ long, and 6.5″ wide.
EEE this hot air balloon-adorned tote ($52) is adorable! It’s also 12″ tall, 16″ long, and 6″ wide — perfect diaper toting dimensions.
At $260 the Pendleton Adventure Capital Tote may not be first on your budget-friendly shopping list, but the pattern is incredible and it clocks in at 16″ tall, 23.5″ long, and 7″ wide.
I love the simple black and white pattern on the Bayside Abodes Bag ($61.99) — sizes are 16″ tall, 17″ long, and 9″ wide.
Oooh this Up-and-Hummingbird Bag ($58.99) is so sweet! The hummingbirds are adorable, and the bag itself a great fit for a mom toting an older child — it’s 11″ tall and 6″ wide.
If none of these strike your fancy there are plenty more where they came from — ModCloth’s sales section is brimming with potential!