I underestimated the value of pockets when I first started searching for the perfect diaper bag. I was focused more on style and wanted something that didn't scream rash cream or poopy diaper. I found a number of backpacks I liked, fortunately, but without insulated pockets to keep breast milk and formula cold, they left a lot to be desired. The longer I carried on with my limiting bag, the more I learned about the types of amenities I truly needed. And it's as if the Halova Diaper Bag ($36) was listening to me the entire time.
Not only does this bag have over 3,600 reviews on Amazon, but it's as if the brand was listening to the needs of other parents as well. Let's start with what it can hold: a LOT. There is a large main compartment that fits a surprising amount of stuff (just watch the videos of parents piling things inside), separate storage pockets, including insulated pockets, and even a wet-clothes pocket so you can keep washcloths or dirty clothing separate. There's even a clutch side pocket that can be used to dispense napkins.
But don't just take our word for it. Here are some compelling reviews from Amazon:
"Absolutely LOVE this bag! It has made life with a toddler and newborn so much easier. When main compartment is open it holds its shape and stands straight which makes looking for something so much easier. The back bottom zipper allows easy access to inside the bottom main compartment, I love this for getting a diaper or change of clothes without digging through the whole bag."
"It's super light weight and as I fill it, it's still light weight. We use cloth diapers and can stack at least 12 (if not a few more) and still use all the pockets for other baby items! I've been searching for 2 years for the perfect diaper bag and finally found it. I bought this one to use for my pump when I need to go back to work."