Eco-friendly Diaper Bags

So you read What’s in your diaper bag? and learned that I survived those early days of motherhood without a diaper bag. Then you stuck around for Retiring the Diaper Bag and Diaper Bag Alternatives and decided you really don’t feel like spending years substituting a Ziploc bag for something, well, nicer. What is a fashion-conscious, eco-conscious new parent to do? Here are some of the most popular eco-diaper bags on the market:

Petunia Pickle Bottom organic cotton diaper bag ($115)

ErgoBaby Organic backpack ($64.55)

OiOi Baby Ikate Diaper bag ($139), made with 100% organic cotton.

Diaper Dude diaper bag ($88)

Amy Butler diaper bag ($250)

DadGear diaper bags (from $78)

If you have a favorite diaper bag, let us know all about it in the comments!


  1. We were given a Skip Hop Diaper Bag, which is quite expensive. Although it was great quality, there were too many pockets for my liking. My sleep-deprived brain kept forgetting where I stowed pacifiers and wet wipes and sorting through all those pockets made me feel even more tired.

    In the end, we switched to a large canvas beach bag from target with just a few pockets. It had enough storage, but not too much! We’re still using it as a daycare bag and it will eventually become a playground snack/extra sock bag when we are completely finished with diapers.

  2. We had a Skip Hop Via Messenger for my son, and it did not hold up all that well. Maybe we are more abusive to diaper bags than most but it was smaller for using with cloth diapers and it just looked so shabby by the time I didn’t need to carry it around all the time anymore.

    Then one day I found it on the floor in our mud room. It had fallen off the hook on the wall and knocked over a half-empty bottle of citronella tiki torch oil (which, I know, probably shouldn’t have been there) and the bottle leaked and soaked the entire bag. We decided to toss it rather than waste the water and energy trying to get it clean, since neither of us thought it would ever really get clean.

    But for our new baby I bought a Vera Bradley baby bag (I think I posted this on here before?) because it was on clearance ($4o shipped) and all the comments on the product were great, including many that the user wasn’t even using it as a diaper bag. Knowing they are well-made and hold up, I figure it will make a nice overnight bag for our daughter when she is out of the diaper phase 🙂

  3. I have a Mimi the Sardine (a local company here in the Bay Area) bag. It’s made of coated organic cotton and it just one big tote bag with a small pocket. I bought it at the Mimi the Sardine store and I haven’t been able to find it online, so not sure if it’s a normal product available or not. It’s worked really well for us so far and I haven’t wanted to use the Skip Hop bag that I was given.

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