The best nappy organisers

Nappy organisers diaper

by Emily Gilbert |
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A nappy organiser is essentially a caddy that helps you keep all those little bits and bobs for nappy changes in one place, so there's no rooting about looking for wipes or nappy rash cream. It also makes it a lot easier to see which bits you're running out of so you can stock up on your next shop.

Changing your baby's nappy is a job you could probably do (and regularly do!) in your sleep. And while you might have all the components to get the job done, getting the right storage can make all the difference. If you haven't added a nappy organiser to your home, you're definitely missing a trick.

Not only do they keep things neat and tidy, nappy organisers make everything portable – so you're not restricted to the changing table. All you have to do is pick the right colour, size, and design for you and your home, then get to utilising your new, favourite parenting hack.

We've put together a list of our favourite nappy caddies, featuring designs to suit any home. Each nappy organiser has been chosen with the value, quality, and features considered, so you can keep changing your little one's nappies as stress-free as possible.

Editor's choice

Best nappy caddy with multiple pockets: Hinwo Baby Diaper Caddy - Buy now on Amazon
Best nappy caddy basket: Cotton Rope Baby Nappy Storage Basket - Buy now on Amazon
Best celeb nappy caddy: CatcherMy Foldable Felt Storage Bag - Buy now on Amazon
Best nappy organiser for style: Mama Shack Nappy Caddy - Teddy Fleece - Buy now on Mama Shack
Best hanging nappy caddy: Hanging Nappy Organiser - Buy now on Amazon

The best nappy organisers to buy

Best nappy caddy with multiple pockets

One of Amazon's best sellers, there are a whopping 10 invisible pockets around this nappy organiser to provide added storage space for other baby products - and let's be honest, there's plenty you can find to fit in there. Choose from several different pretty designs including chevron, star, and hearts. We love the Hinwo Baby Diaper Caddy for its efficient design.

Review: "I keep all of my items for nappy changes in this and use it for carrying everything I need downstairs in the morning or upstairs in the evening, so I don’t have to take the baby upstairs every time he needs a change. Very useful for the first couple weeks when you're very sore and don’t want to be walking upstairs every hour. I use cloth nappies and can fit about 10 AIO nappies in the big compartment. 6 wraps and 12 inserts (tots bots peenuts) and wipes and liners in the other. The pockets around the outside are really useful for putting tubes of cream etc. In and I also use them for putting items such as my phone and other small items when taking everything downstairs."

Pros

  • Detachable and foldable divider divides the large main compartment into 3 parts
  • Adorable star print

Cons

  • Some reviewers found the pockets were a little tight
Material: Canvas and polyester
Dimensions: 44 x 33 x 22cm
  • Lightweight
  • 8 different pattern designs
  • 10 invisible pockets
  • Waterproof lining

Best nappy caddy basket

Opt for something a little different with a basket design, a definite stylish addition to your nursery. The oval cotton rope storage basket has a detachable and foldable divider that divides the large main compartment into 3 parts as well as two outer pockets providing further storage. The Cotton Rope Baby Nappy Storage Basket makes for perfect toy storage in the nursery as your child grows out of nappies.

Review: "Good quality and excellent value. It holds its shape well when full, but would have been good to have some reinforcement on the base to help."

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Multi-functional

Cons

  • Base could be more sturdy
Material: Canvas and cotton rope
Dimensions: 38 x 26 x 18cm
  • Beige and grey colour way
  • Foldable and removable divider, makes 3 compartments
  • Two sturdy handles
  • Suitable for indoors and outdoor

Best celeb nappy caddy

CatcherMy Foldable Felt Storage Bag - nappy organisers
Price: £8.99

The CatcherMy Foldable Felt Storage Bag nappy organiser used by Mrs. Hinch herself, this large baby nursery storage tote is built with high quality felt fabric and a soft touch edge. It features a durable and water-resistant brown PU leather handle that is comfortable to hold whether you're at home or on the move. If you're not a fan of Mrs. Hinch's trademark grey, there are four other colours to choose from.

Review: "Bought two of these to fill with useful baby bits as gifts for a joint baby shower, having already received one as a gift for my baby. I find the caddy so useful for nappy bits, means you can have a grab and go nappy kit to move around the house without dipping into the change bag and leaving the 'outside of the house' bag lacking vital bits. The caddies made beautiful hampers, we filled them with nappies, wipes, nipple cream, nappy cream, a cuddly toy and some snacks for the mums to nosh on while feeding baby. We wrapped them in cellophane with a gorgeous ribbon; made a beautiful AND very useful gift. The caddies are sturdy and lightweight, they look great too and the grey will go with most colour schemes."

Pros

  • Durable design
  • Great value

Cons

  • No other colour options
Material: PU leather handle and felt
Dimensions: 33 x 22 x 18cm
  • Brown and grey colour way
  • Three inner compartments, removable inserts
  • Eight outer pockets
  • Water-resistant

Best nappy organiser for style

Mama Shack Nappy Caddy - Teddy Fleece
Price: £28

The neutral shade and style of this nappy organiser make it perfect for all types of nurseries and homes. We love the teddy fleece material for something a little different too. The interior dividers will keep your baby's changing essentials neat and all in one spot but can be removed if you'd prefer.

Reviewed by Reviews Editor Emily Gilbert: "I will always look for the most stylish option when it comes to baby buys and this is definitely it in the world of nappy organisers! The quality is superb, it looks fab in our nursery and most importantly, there is lots of room for all those baby essentials."

Pros

  • Stylish neutral shade and style
  • Generous size

Cons

  • No pockets
Material:100% Polyester Fleece Outer & Lining
Dimensions:Height 19cm, Length 38cm, Depth 25cm
  • Removable separator
  • Spot clean only
  • Fleecy boucle fabric

Best hanging nappy caddy

Although we wouldn't recommend hooking this hanging nappy organiser on your baby's cot, it's ideal to hang from the door or even in the back of your car if you're often out on the road. The height can be easily adjusted and there are plenty of compartments for storing all your baby's essentials.

Review: "Excellent value for money and one of the most useful purchases. The main compartment fits two stacks of nappies side by side, approximately 40 nappies which are at easy reach. We keep wipes and nappy bags in the top compartment and the side compartment for bepanthen. Very sturdy thick product that, although isn’t an essential item, is definitely worth it to make changing easier."

Pros

  • Simple height adjustment
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Some reviewers felt it wasn't sturdy enough
Material: Padded plastic
Dimensions: 34.9 x 23.8 x 7.8cm
  • Adjustable Velcro straps
  • Can hang a load of 15kg
  • Multiple pockets
  • Deep storage

Most sturdy nappy caddy

3 Sprouts Baby Nappy Caddy - nappy organisers
Price: $16.99
Alternative retailers
Walmart$16.99View offer
Wayfair$29.70View offer

A top rated seller on Amazon, the adorable 3 Sprouts Baby Nappy Caddy comes in three different animal designs featuring a felt bear, pink elephant, or an owl. It comes with one handle in the centre to make it quick and easy to pick up and carry from room to room and is robust and surprisingly a lot bigger than expected to carry all your baby's essentials.

Review: "It looks lovely on my little girls changing unit and holds a lot more than i expected! Can fit a whole pack of nappies in the front section then wipes, nappy sacks, and other stuff in the back."

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Travel-friendly

Cons

  • None
Material: Polyester
Dimensions: 27.94 x 25.4 x 26.67 cm
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy and robust
  • Easy to clean
  • Three different designs available

Best portable nappy caddy

While many nappy caddies tend to go for an open design, this ELFGUS Portable Baby Diaper Caddy design adds on handy zip fastenings which make it perfect for travelling. The wonderfully portable design means you won't have to worry about it getting knocked over and all baby's essentials being scattered everywhere.

Review: "I actually searched a lot of baby diaper caddys before deciding between this and one other brand. Have to say this is by far the best one I have seen. It has zipped cover which is great, it has 3 compartments just like others but the inside compartment itself has nice design and the material used makes it soft to touch."

Pros

  • Easy to disassemble, fold, and store
  • 100% cotton

Cons

  • Fairly basic
Material: Felt
Dimensions: 33 x 23 x 19cm
  • Zip fasten
  • Removable inner divider, three inner compartments
  • Two extending zippered outer pockets
  • Large capacity design

Best personalised nappy caddy

Nappy caddies make the perfect baby shower gifts for expecting mums so why not get a personalised one to add a thoughtful touch. A simple felt design similar to our other featured items, but you have the option to get the baby's name (if known) or even surname in a beautiful print.

Review: "Beautiful caddy, lovely quality, name on both sides which is lovely! So so handy and don’t know how I survived without it! Added it to my go-to gifts for new mums!"

Pros

  • High-quality
  • Great gift idea

Cons

  • Limited stock
Material: Felt
Dimensions: Can message seller
  • Four different font colours
  • Customisable name
  • Contains 3 main compartments (removable inserts) and 6 small pockets
  • Good capacity

What to consider when picking a nappy organiser?

Size - Will it carry everything you need it to? Will it fit in different spots around the house? Make sure the caddy you choose works for you and your space when it comes to the overall size.

Colour - Not only do you want a colour that suits your nursery/home, you'll also want a colour that doesn't get dirty too easily and won't be too hard to clean if it does get dirty.

Design - Similar to colour, you want your nappy caddy to suit your style, while still being practical. Do you want quite a few pockets or just different sections? Do you want the handles in a specific place for easy holding?

Price - Every parent knows that sticking to a budget can be incredibly important so make sure the nappy organiser you pick is within yours. When choosing the picks above, we were sure to consider the prices.

What do you put in a nappy organiser?

Our favourite organising queen Mrs. Hinch recently shared what she stores in her baby caddy, that she picked up from eBay, as she prepared to welcome her second child. She took to Instagram to reveal how she had packed her own felt nappy caddy with baby essentials. It's up to you whether you need to be as thorough, but as long as you have the main bits you need to make your life easier when welcoming baby home.

• Nappies (obviously!)

Baby wipes

Nappy rash cream

• Nappy sacks

Baby changing mat

• Antibacterial hand sanitiser

• A rattle for distraction purposes

Baby scratch mittens

Baby hairbrush

Nail kit

How do you organise a nappy caddy?

Everyone has a different set-up and routine with their children, so each parent will have a different way they want/need to organise their nappy caddy. But if you're looking for some organisational inspo, we've put together just a few tips and tricks to help you keep on top of thinks as easily as possible.

• When you're stocking up your caddy for the first time, come up with a system that works for you. Maybe the nappies should be front and centre with smaller items in side pockets? Maybe wipes need their own section?

• Give your nappy organiser a good wipe down or clean every couple of days (or at least once a week - time can get away from us). After all, when it comes to nappy changes, things are bound to get messy from time to time.

• Try to restock your caddy every night so you're ready for any night changes and the morning. It will help you avoid reaching for something mid change and it not being there - trust us, 'been up since 4am you' will thank you for it.

• This won't be suited to everyone, but you can write a little checklist of everything you need in your nappy organiser. This can be helpful when you're in a rush and want to make sure you've definitely got everything ready to go.

Emily Gilbertis a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby and has written for the website and previously the magazine for six years. Specialising in product reviews, Emily is the first to know about all the exciting new releases in the parenting industry.

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