A stroller organizer can help you ensure quick access to the essentials that you need for a day out with your kids.
The time it takes to grab a wipe, tissue, or even a snack can be the difference between a nice day out and one full of frustration.
We have looked at the best stroller organizers on the market that fulfill this objective, and have prioritized convenience, and ease of use above all else in our ratings.
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Stroller Organizer Designs
Before we jump in there are two main elements to cover that will determine how much you love or hate your new stroller organizer.
The first is whether it actually helps you stay organized, and the second is whether it is user-friendly and practical.
There are two styles of internal design in a stroller organizer:
- Structured Stroller Organizers – includes compartments, pockets, and cup holders.
- Unstructured Stroller Organizers – Just an open pouch to store your items.
Everything on our list has some level of internal structure to help keep things organized. This was the first filter for what products would be included on our list.
Unstructured organizers lacked that efficiency and can cause more frustration than it solves as items fall to the bottom and become hard to find.
As you read through each product review you will see that the variation in attachment methods could drive you nuts depending on your stroller.
There is only one safe bet (spoiler alert. -it’s our number one pick!):
- Straps – We found this to be the most reliable method due to the quality of the grip on the stroller bar.
- Velcro – This is the most common method but is prone to slipping when attached to side handles.
- Hooks – We excluded any product that relies on hooks. They hang lower and move around, and it is an inferior experience.
Here is a high-level comparison of the best three stroller organizers on our list:
We have also reviewed the following that didn’t make the top-rated products but still could suit your circumstances:
- Best mid-priced organizer – Momcozy Universal
- Most stylish organizer – Itzy Ritzy Stroller Caddy
- Best budget organizer – Diono Buggy Buddy
Best Stroller Organizers in 2021
The Swanoo is our top-rated stroller organizer due to the best-in-class strapping system, and the unique, practical features that will make any parent’s life easier.
The organizer attaches via two straps that are set in place before you clip on the organizer bag itself. This gives you two advantages over other organizer designs:
- You have the freedom to place the straps anywhere you like which ensures compatibility with all stroller sizes (it will even work with some double strollers).
- The arms of the bag are long which allows you to reach straps that are a long way apart, and set at a customized height.
It is impressive how many compartments and clever features have been squeezed into the compact design. My favorite being the wet wipes pocket and dispenser that allows you just pull out a wipe in seconds without having to dig into the bag or open any compartments.
The main section includes two insulated cup holders at either end with a covered compartment in the center. Within the cover is a secure pocket where you can keep cash, keys, and anything that needs to locked in place.
There is a mirror on the underside of this cover – which has questionable use considering the small size and awkward height it sits – but if you are cleaning spit-up off yourself it may just come in handy.
At the rear of the bag, you have a large storage pouch that
Sitting over the top of the wet wipe dispenser is a removable pouch with a wrist strap. So if you need to leave your stroller on one side of the park but want to keep your valuables with you it is easy to keep them in this pocket and take it with you.
You also have the option to buy an upgraded package that includes a keychain sanitizer holder that clips into the side of your stroller caddy.
The only negative for this caddy (except the unexplained mirror) is that if you do not have many items in the bag then the lightweight can allow it to swing around a lot if hanging low. You can correct this by tightening the arm’s attachment to the straps.
You get a premium stroller organizer for a price that is comparable to all of the other products on our list.
- Wet Wipes dispenser pocket
- Secure and broad universal straps
- Clever use of space
- Large pocket at rear that drops down
- Big cup holder holds coffee cups securely
- Swings around if too low or light
The Ozziko takes the shape of a more traditional diaper bag rather than the structured organizers on the rest of our li.
It is nearly double the size of all other products on our list, and the built-in shoulder straps allow you to wear it as a backpack, over the shoulder with the detachable shoulder straps, or carry it like a suitcase using the top handle.
This is great for the thrifty mom who doesn’t want to buy a separate diaper bag!
The two larger compartments are insulated like a cooler bag and are secured by zippers to hold the covers in place.
On the outside, there are two more open pockets on the front of the bag, and an external mesh bottle storage pocket to the side. This is where you would store all of your items that you want easy access to.
It is on this point where the Ozziko falls behind the Swanoo organizer. The pockets have some velcro at the top but they will likely be jammed open by whatever you put in there.
It may still require digging to access things and items could easily fall out of the open-top pockets – which is a point of frustration. Compared to the Swanoo with the fully secured wipes dispenser, shaped bottle holders, and quick access large center compartment.
However, the insulated storage space is massive for the Ozziko and if you regularly take longer day trips and need to store more food or milk for the kids then this may be a more suitable organizer for you.
- Able to use as a diaper bag
- Three carry options + detachable shoulder strap
- Insulated cooler bag with lots of storage
- Quick access pockets are less practical
In previous years the Ethan & Emma would have been our top-rated stroller organizer. It is similar in shape and appearance to the Swanoo and the structure of the internal compartments are almost identical.
Where it underperforms vs the Swanoo is in some of the small features built into the design:
- No expandable wipes dispenser.
- No large dropdown basket at the rear of the bag.
- Smaller cup holders (12 oz. vs 32 oz.).
- Less range on the adjustable velcro straps.
The last point there could be a plus depending on the type of stroller you have. The narrower range could prevent that excess hang that the Swanoo is prone to, and you won’t have any excess strap hanging around.
You can usually buy the Ethan & Emma for a slightly cheaper price than the Swanoo so it always helps to compare current prices if this is a deciding factor for you. They are usually just a few bucks apart though.
So while this is a high-quality stroller organizer it just fails to keep up with the Swanoo on multiple points of comparison and is relegated to third position on our list.
- Cheaper purchase price
- Slightly smaller dimensions
- Quality fabric
- Two cup holders
- Underperforms on multiple features
The Momcozy is another with a similar design to the Swanoo and the Ethan & Emma. The layout is a mirror image of these two, but with a narrower main compartment.
This is much cheaper than the two mentioned organizers and this is the main reason for including it on the list.
A detachable clutch bag is included which gives it an edge over the Ethan & Emma, but not the Swanoo. So if this feature is important to you and you want the cheaper purchase price then this could be the most suitable stroller organizer for you.
You also have a shoulder strap that would allow you to carry it as a handbag, or over the shoulder, in a similar fashion to the Ozzico.
It is also slightly bigger than the Ethan & Emma, but smaller than the Swanoo. The dimensions of all three are below for easy comparison (all measurements are in inches):
- Momcozy – 13 x 4.3 x 6.7
- Ethan & Emma – 13 x 3.9 x 6.5
- Swanoo – 13.5 x 4.5 x 6
So the Momcozy has the deepest pockets (height) and is in the middle for the depth of the organizer itself.
While these three features give it a unique value proposition for a lower price we found that it didn’t quite measure up due to some smaller frustrations that we think are important:
- The mesh pocket typically used for a cell phone is smaller and will not fit newer and larger phone models.
- The velcro straps can move around a bit when fixed to the side of your stroller handles, compared to the non-slip Swanoo straps which do well anywhere.
This is why it is lower on our list – but we do think it offers good value as a mid-range organizer. The cup holders and velcro are both as good as others on the list and it is generally reliable and durable.
- Mid-range price offers good value
- Detachable clutch bag
- Arm strap for use without a stroller
- Small cell phone pocket
- Velcro arms less sturdy
The Itzy Ritzy is for those looking to add a bit more style to their stroller. It has more of a handbag appearance rather than your traditional organizer.
In our opinion, you give up practical functionality in favor of style – which is limited anyway.
In our ratings, we prioritize performance that will genuinely make lives easier for parents. We feel the stylish angle is counterproductive to this as it will make Dad less enthusiastic to use it at all.
Combined with less user-friendly features than the organizers higher on our list and you can see that this will appeal to one group only – Moms who love the look of the Itzy Ritzy! And there is nothing wrong with that – it is the most deluxe stroller organizer on our list by a long way in terms of appearance.
We have included it on our list because it looks nice, does a reasonable job, for an affordable price.
Before you buy you should be aware of the limitations of the Itzy Ritzy so you don’t get yourself into a frustrating situation. There is no zipper to close the main compartment, and it is also quite narrow as it doesn’t have the rectangular frame that others do.
- Gives the appearance of leather
- Sleek design
- Multiple color combinations to pick from
- Main compartment is narrow
- Velcro straps also slip down the sides
- Dad (probably) will not want to use it
- No zipper for main compartment
We wanted to include something for those on a super tight budget. The Diono can usually be picked up for under $10 and will do an adequate job.
It is no world-beater but covers the basics with an insulated cup holder at both ends, zippered pockets, and an open storage area to store your personal items and snacks. This is more of a pouch than a bag and less of a structured organizer.
You also have velcro straps that should fit most single strollers. All for around ten bucks.
- Best of the budget stroller organizers
- Quick & easy solution
- Less durable than higher-priced organizers
- Limited features
What About Double Strollers?
There are not many double stroller organizers available with universal attachment capability.
However, we have found one that offers good value and is compatible with most double strollers.
We would only recommend the StrollAir if you need the additional storage space when out with two kids.
In practical terms, you may prefer to just use the basket storage that most strollers have. If you prefer the easy access of a double stroller organizer then the StrollAir operates like a side-by-side version of the regular organizers.
The width is exactly double the Ethan & Emma, with the height and depth nearly the same (26″ x 4″ x 5″).
There is a support strap in the center that fits over the middle stroller handle which helps prevent any droopiness from the extra-wide design.
You get all the same features you would expect including 16 oz bottle holders, key clips, mesh pockets, and secure zippered compartments. All of them x2!
You can also expect to pay around double the price. So if you want something cheaper that may still fit your double stroller the Swanoo could still be your best option, and utilize the storage basket as needed.
Stroller Organizer Assessment Criteria
Without repeating too much of the analysis presented above we wanted to recap the criteria that held the most weight in our rankings.
A recurring theme here is that our first, and second, rated baby stroller organizers were dominant in almost every point of comparison.
As you can see with our top two stroller organizers, they lead the pack for built-in features for their two different styles of stroller bags.
The Swanoo dominated the similar Ethan & Emma on all points of difference with the wipes pocket, extra storage, larger cup holders, and broader strap range deciding the rankings there.
A direct comparison for the Ozzico bag was more difficult because it was the only multifunctional stroller organizer that doubled as a diaper bag so easily.
The design was not as clever as the Swanoo, but the built-in features that allowed multiple carry options made it stand out as a one-of-a-kind product.
Again our top two stroller organizers outperformed in this area.
The Ozzico a clear stand out due to the larger frame, and the Swanoo for the superior use of space compared to organizers with similar dimensions.
Only one stroller organizer could reasonably accommodate both single and double stroller designs. This was (you guessed it!) the Swanoo stroller organizer.
This level of flexibility can be huge for families with more than one stroller, and multiple children. You can just keep using the same organizer no matter what stroller you are using on the day.
A level of convenience that we didn’t see with the other products.
This had minimal influence on the final rankings as a stroller organizer is generally a cheap item. Most stroller organizers are in the $20-$30 range, and nothing on our list exceeded $40 with the price variation minimal between products.
However, we did include Diono Buggy Buddy for those on a super tight budget.
Compatible Stroller Designs
A general rule of thumb is to only use with a baby’s stroller that weighs over 10 lbs. Any less than this and you may find that your stroller will tip over due to the weight of the stroller organizer as soon as your child jumps out of the seat.
Umbrella strollers are typically lightweight and do not have a center bar to clip on a stroller organizer. It would be risky to use and likely to tip over, plus it is generally impractical to connect.
You should have no safety issues with any of the following stroller designs:
Everything on our list is a universal baby stroller organizer that should work with any brand. However, we have seen that many will have slipping issues if it is attached to the side stroller handles due to the angle.
Most stroller bars will assist in getting these organizers fixed in place without slippage. However, this is another important element that sets the Swanoo aside with the non-slip attachment overcoming this issue.
A good stroller organizer makes parenting that little bit easier when out and about. Even the cheapest on our list provides a touch of convenience and removes some hassle from your day.
We think the Swanoo is a great stroller accessory and topped our ratings for just about every item in our performance criteria.
It is feature-packed with superior use of space, two insulated drink holders that are big enough for the largest coffee cups or water bottles, the wipes dispenser, a detachable wristlet, and to top it all off the non-slip adjustable straps that will fit any stroller.
Only the Ozziko stroller bag had an edge for total storage space with the larger design and adjustable straps over the shoulder.
Both would make the perfect baby shower gift for a new mom.