Floral prints and bold geometric designs, we moms tend to get all the diaper bag glory (see some of our favorite fall picks here!), but does the dad in your house have his own diaper bag? More and more, dads are the ones doing park playdates and daily errands with baby in tow. And I'm guessing that most don't want to carry a pink bag with flowers on it. Today, we're rounding up some of our favorite diaper bags for the modern dad.
From Diaper Dude to Sons of Trade, Iconoclast to Good Merchandise, check out a few of our favorite diaper bag picks for dads.
Iconoclast Dad Bags
I'm always impressed when a brand finds a way to make a part of parenting easier with a better product. Meet the Iconoclast Dad Bag. This is not just a backpack with a changing pad thrown in. Creator Anthony Escobar created a bag that really performs differently. You wear it over your shoulder (either left of right with its ambidextrous strap) and when you need to access the contents, you swing it around in front of your body - the bag horizontal. The inside pockets are designed for the bag to be opened this way, quickly and conveniently, letting you easily grab those wipes or snack bag without having to take the bag off. If you need more storage (or dad likes to keep things uber organized), you can also buy separate modular accessory pouches for wipes, additional diapers, first aid or other supplies that can be secured at various places both inside or outside the bag - wherever you prefer to put them. Love this flexibility! Plus, it doesn't hurt that Mario Lopez is a fan of them too. ;) Get it: Iconoclast Dad Bag
Good Merchandise Everyday Bag
Started by two dads, this Texas-based company was new to me but I'm loving Good Merchandise's Everyday Bag because I know they are exactly the kind of bag my husband would have liked to carry. A un-fussy, rugged canvas exterior, enough pockets to hold the essentials, a waterproof interior and a strap that lets the bag be worn as a backpack or cross-body messenger. There are four color choices - tan/navy and tan/green and the just-released solids in military green and grey. Which I'd be just as happy to use as a diaper bag too! Plus, I love that this bag looks just as functional after baby. Get it: Good Merchandise
Diaper Dude True Dude Collection
Diaper Dude is one of the veterans of the ever-expanding dad diaper bag world. The brand is continuing to create good dad-centric bags and do good in the world with their new True Dude collection. The new True Dude umbrella brand has partnered with Futures Without Violence, an organization focused on developing innovative ways to end violence against women, children, and families, with the goal of getting families involved supporting a program called Coaching Boys Into Men. "True Dude intends to equip, empower and engage new fathers and families with great products, a message, manifesto and a challenge in conjunction with a commitment to Futures Without Violence." In other words, this is a whole lot bigger than a just a diaper bag. Lucky for you, the bags look pretty fab too. These bags haven't been released yet and aren't even available on the website yet, but check out the pics above for a sneak peak at the True Dude Canvas Cotton Backpack and the True Dude Courier Style Messenger III. Proceeds of all sales will go to support Futures Without Violence' Coaching Boys Into Men program nationally. Get it (in October!): Amazon, BUYBUYbaby
Sons of Trade Capable Changing Kit + Any Bag
Some dads may be resistant all together to the idea of getting a "diaper bag". They don't want an attached changing pad or a permanent binky pocket. This is one of the reasons I love the bags from Sons of Trade. Choose any bag from the SOT collection that your guy will like and use after or outside of baby - from the lightweight Satellite Sling to the gorgeous leather Rubicon Rucksack to the convertible Tactical Tote. Whether it's for travel or work or adventure, you can choose a bag your guy will want to carry anyways. Then you just add on the SOT Capable Changing Kit which includes a wipes case, changing pad and stroller clips, all packaged in a mesh bag. Practical for parenting with a life beyond the baby years. Get it: Sons of Trade
TWELVElittle Unisex Courage Collection
Constantly switching off kid duty? Don't want to bother with a his and her bag? The TWELVElittle Unisex Courage Collection may be the perfect solution. Three bag styles (fold-over tote, backpack or satchel) and three color option (black, grey, olive) - these bags are designed with both sexes in mind. The bags are made from a water-resistant crinkle nylon which has the ability to look both rugged and urban polished at the same time. Plus, it's lightweight so you can pack it down with kid snacks and extra clothes, but still durable so it can stand up to subway rides, park grass and stroller bumps. Get it:TWELVElittle
What do you think about dad diaper bags?
- a) I love the idea!
- b) my husband would never carry one
- c) we share a bag
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