In this article we will examine what makes a good diaper bag organizer, including the best pouches and inserts that are available for the different types of diaper bags.
There are so many to select from that it can all get a bit overwhelming. We will also have a look at how to go about making and sewing your own diaper bag organizer from a pattern.
The good news I think to begin with is that most of these organizers are pretty cheap and certainly in the affordable range for most people.
Above all else those though, putting some sensible organization into your diaper bag, can just save you a lot of frustration and time. You will know what I mean if you have searched for a comforter, which has been abandoned somewhere in the bottom of a bag.
Most diaper bags these days actually come with these type of dividers and pouches already built in. To see our top ten list of those, simply click on this link, and you will see where I have rated and reviewed those. However for those who are looking for a good organizer, then please read on for more useful information.
What Type of Organizer Do You Need?
The honest answer is that most people don’t really know everything that they need, or even what is available. Don’t worry there is an extensive list below, so you soon will know pretty much all there is to know. What is known is that the organizer will allow you to have different sections for items like baby wipes, bottles, soiled diapers, creams, change of clothes and so on.
I have created a very useful diaper bag checklist here. For now though, lets have a look at a few so as you get an idea of what types are available and how much they cost.
Cheap Diaper Bag Organizers
The average price for pouches or inserts is around the $10-15 range with some as low as $5-6 and some as high as $40-50 for a range known as sugarSNAP Files. Therefore I believe there is a budget range that will be able to take care of most people.
Here is a list of the top five organizers based on ratings and value for money. This will give you an idea as to what is out there.
Know Your Sizes
The one thing you will need to know is the size of the diaper bag that you plan on putting this into. Grab your measurement tape and write down the measurements of the interior size of the bag that you plan to use. You will be then be able to match what pouches and interiors are available to the actual size of the bag you are going to be using.
In the table below I have included sizes, along with the name of the product, an image you can click on to read more reviews, a rating score out of 5 given by actual Amazon buyers and a pricing guide. I would love to give actual prices but they change too quickly so I have used the following guide instead.
$ = less than $10
$$ = $11-20
Diaper Bag Organizer Buying Guide*These are prices on Amazon.com and may not always be current and accurate. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more. Please be sure to double-check the actual price on Amazon.com. Please also note that the ratings used are from Amazon and are based out of a maximum score of 5 stars. These can also change so make sure to check at the time of purchase
|KF Baby Diaper Bag Insert Organizer||12 x 6.4 x 8 inches||4.2||$17|
|Comicfs Baby Diaper Bag Insert Organizer||12 X 6.4 X 8 inches||4.2||$16|
|KF Baby UrBANE Diaper Bag (Black)+ Diaper Changing Pad Value Combo||16 x 9.6 x 6||4.4||$28|
|Solid Diaper Bag Organizer Insert Mama Diaper Bag||34*13*18 CM||3.8||$5|
|kilofly Diaper Bag Insert Organizer, Multiple Pockets, + Diaper Changing Pad||10.1 x 7.7 x 1.8 inches||4.2||15|
So hopefully this first glance gives you a good idea of what types of organizers are actually out there in the market place. If you have a particular bag in mind that you want to use, then getting the right size is probably the most important thing to do.
After that it comes down to what sections you want to have, and the overall feel and look of it as well.
There is not as much choice in these as you may first think simply because almost all newly produced diaper bags, already come fitted out with some type of sections, pockets and pouches.
Diaper Bag Organizer Pouches Set
This is a slightly different alternative to the actual organizers you can buy or make. The most popular of these is from a company called sugarSNAP FILES. They have different sets of mesh bags, that you can then use to organize your diaper bag. Have a look at the image below as that will give you a much better understanding of how these work in a bag.
sugarSNAP Files Diaper Bag Insets & Pouches
Now these are an expensive option with prices ranging between $40-50. They are however a pretty classy looking option. For your money in this particular product, you get 5 mesh bags, that will fit perfectly into most baby bags, diaper bags, purses, totes or even backpacks.
Each bag has a tab at the top for instant identification, making it simple to pack , and also easy to find things quickly.
They all then snap together using a hook and ring system. This set also comes with a packaging list. They are also available in different colors which are:
- Black/White with grey piping
- Grey and yellow
- Pink and Green
- Slate Blue & Cranberry
A large number of people have bought these, and when they have, they have also left rather stunning reviews. Overall Amazon buyers rate them at 4.7 out of 5, which is excellent. I think these make a fabulous baby shower gift and are perfect for the lady who simply has to be organized.
A few reviewers commented that it was really useful that if a short trip was all that was needed, then you could just take a couple of these with you, instead of having to take a complete packed and heavy baby bag.
As I mentioned earlier, people also said these worked great for a purse, and many said the fact that they were made from mesh, allowed them to be quickly and easily cleaned.
Posh Margot Diaper Bag Organizers
The well known brand “Posh Margot” do a number of diaper bag organizers, which I have to say look rather good. They come in the following four colors which are:
Posh Margot Diaper Bag Inserts
|Size||12.2 x 7.7 x 1.3 inches||11.8 x 9.2 x 1 inches||14.5 x 8 x 6.5||14.5 x 8 x 6.5|
Please note the sizes I have quoted are in the large size. These are also available in small and medium sizes. Please click on any of the images for more details.
Making your own organizer does allow you to make it very customized to your own particular needs.
So hopefully I have given you some ideas of what to look for in terms of organizers, inserts, and pouches for your diaper bag.