Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about lots of baby products before — including the best baby monitors, the best baby mattresses, and the best diaper bags — here, we’ve rounded up the best diaper caddies, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated diaper caddy
“I wanted a modern, neutral-looking diaper caddy that’s ultraportable and sturdy, and this definitely fits the bill,” explains one new mom. One dad reports that “this caddy is in the top three for most-useful things” for a first-time father: “Knowing that everything I need for a 2 a.m. diaper change is all in one place lets me get baby back to sleep quicker, and parents know that every wink counts.” Dozens testify to the amount of storage in this caddy, like one shopper who loves “the generous size, plus eight pockets outside of the caddy (easy reach for diaper cream, lotions, pacifier, etc).” Another parent appreciates that the “inner panels are removable to customize the way you want your bag set up.”
Best-rated (less expensive) diaper caddy
Lots of reviewers were impressed by how much this plastic organizer holds. “I love that it has so many compartments to organize my son’s things,” writes one mom. Another thought she “would not possibly use all the compartments, but it was soon filled up with necessary baby items.” She says, “I love being able to keep everything within arm’s reach so I don’t have to leave the baby unattended.” Many fawn over the compartment with disposable bags designed specifically for dirty diapers. One mom who “uses those a lot for poopy diapers” says, “It’s great to place the diapers inside a bag and not have the whole nursery smell like poop.” As another mom concludes, “This helped reduce the clutter and is a great idea in general for those that don’t have a nursery and may need a little help staying organized.”
Best portable diaper caddy
Parents appreciate the portability of this felt caddy. “It has the right amount of pockets for all baby’s stuff. I use it right now as a portable changing station for my newborn,” explains one. Another notes that the fabric is “a smart choice” because “it’s not so heavy when it’s fully stocked.” One mom agrees that “the material is awesome,” calling it “sturdy while still being stylish and gender neutral.” Plenty of other reviewers are impressed with this caddy’s capacity, with one mom saying, “I’ve already got my mini lanolin, lip balm, hand lotion, tissues, baby wipes, newborn diapers, and nursing scarf, and there is tons of room left for snacks, water bottle, book, magazine, journal, and whatever else I can think of.”
Best diaper caddy with changing pad
“I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about changing a diaper,” exclaims one mom, who says of this model, “The Ubbi changing pad that comes with it is great. It is easy to clean, doesn’t let water through, and if you are using a smooth surface, it creates friction so it stays stable.” More parents are impressed with the changing pad, with one saying, “Its sleek design and nonslip surface keep it in place while changing a diaper, even when my little one is rolling around.” Lots call this diaper caddy “practical,” like this mom who calls it “probably our most-used baby item”: “This is a must for changing diapers, especially if you don’t have a set spot and need something portable to move with you to the different rooms.” Plus, as another reviewer explains, “The changing mat folds small enough to fit in a normal-size purse, for when you don’t want to take an entire diaper bag, but is actually larger than most foldable changing mats when it is open.”
Best diaper caddy for playards
Parents purchased this to easily change diapers inside their playard (or playpen). “This product fits every extra accessory I need on my playard for diaper changing,” one reviewer explains, while another notes, “This is much sturdier than other hanging diaper organizers, and roomier to hold necessities like diaper cream, wipes, bum brush, etc.” Another appreciates that “it has a lot of space and is not a sore to look at or have on the side.” And even though this caddy is designed to hang over the side of a playard, one new dad keeps it over his changing table. “Overall the quality feels good, the hooks are stiff but flexible enough to bend and fit over our changing table,” he writes, “and the color and style went perfectly with our nursery.” Many comment that it’s on the small side, but one mom argues that “a small caddy like this make a huge difference in the nursery room. No more small things thrown here and there. All organized and looking good.”
Best playard diaper caddy for newborns
Many reviewers like this smaller diaper caddy for newborns. “Not too large but perfect for newborns who have smaller things,” explains one parent. “There is plenty of room for about 70 or so newborn-size diapers,” says one reviewer, while another joyfully declares, “I just put in an entire 88-pack of newborn diapers on the bottom, and there’s a little more room.” It’s also designed to fit easily over the side of a playard, and according to one parent, it’s fairly versatile: “It perfectly fit both of our playards and would even go over our crib rails. It fit over the bassinet clips for our playard, which was essential for our needs.” One parent calls this “definitely an essential,” noting, “We still have our son in our bedroom, and this makes overnight and early-morning diaper changes so much easier.”
Best hanging diaper caddy
“I bought this as a gift, and I’m a little disappointed I didn’t add it to my own registry,” writes one mom of this hanging diaper caddy. “I love that I can fit so many items in it,” she says. Another feels the same way, commenting, “This holds a ton of diapers; even size 3’s can be stacked in two rows. They are easy to access, but the opening is not so loose that diapers fall out.” One experienced mom of five comments that, after owning quite a few caddies, she finds this to be the only one with “the perfect amount of space”: “I absolutely love the enormous amount of pockets for storage and space it contained to hold numerous amounts of different items.” Another parent appreciates that this hanging caddy “doesn’t collapse when you’re putting things in it, and it holds the wipes warmer and everything else like it is supposed to. Love the buckle to attach it to the changing table, too, much more secure.”
Best rotating diaper caddy
This rotating diaper caddy, according to one parent, “is just the right size, spins very smoothly and quietly, and allows everything that I need to be accessible while I’ve got my diaperless baby’s ankles held in one hand.” Another explains that “being able to rotate it quickly to find something while changing a diaper is clutch.” Some complain that the spin is relatively slow, but one parent thinks that’s a positive: “It spins smoothly but not at a high speed, which I think is a good thing, so you don’t sling the Desitin out onto the floor during a diaper change.” Another parent thinks the lazy-Susan design “makes it easier to grab what you need with one hand,” which especially “came in handy during those late night feedings and changings.” A few note that it’s on the smaller side, but overall, “you can fit all your diapering needs in it,” as one parent puts it.
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