Like we said before, you can toss a few diapers and a bottle of baby formula in any old backpack or duffel bag, and in a pinch, that’ll get you through the day. But a bag doesn’t become a diaper bag just because it happens to contain diapers.
Actual diaper bags for dads are designed to hold all the supplies you and your baby might need, and to keep it all organized. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and configurations—duffels, sling packs, traditional backpacks—but they all have that in common. They’re tailor-made with dads in mind. All the best diaper bags for men are:
- Comfortable to carry
- Easy to clean
- Well-made and durable
- Designed to carry all the baby essentials.
And when we talk about design, some of the most important features to look for include stroller attachments, high-quality zippers and straps, ample storage space, and lots of pockets (seriously, lots and lots of pockets).
A lot of the top men’s diaper bags also include phone and charger pockets, baby wipe pockets, insulated compartments (for formula, breast milk, baby food, etc.) and a built-in diaper-changing pad. That last one is especially important because you never know when a diaper change will be required, and most men’s rooms—don’t even get us started on this—still don’t have proper baby changing stations.