If you’ve ever tried to get a pack of kids through the airport, you know that traveling light is no easy task. From diapers to snacks to toys, it’s crucial to come prepared and ready for everything. For the ultimate Mary Poppins bag, you need one of these all-in-one carry-on bags for moms.
Here’s a rundown of the cult favorite do-it-all luggage picks from moms who always seem to be ready for everything.
Easy Backpack Style: RUVALINO Multifunction Travel Back Pack
Far too many diaper bags are over the shoulder, which can be a real pain (literally) when you are trying to get through the airport. Keep your hands 100% free with the ultra-supportive straps on the RUVALINO Multifunction Travel Back Pack.
This waterproof backpack has six different interior compartments so you can organize everything you’ve got. There are special areas designed for diapers as well as holders for bottles. There is also a quick access pocket so you can securely store essentials, like your travel documents or gadgets.
We especially love the waterproof, durable material. You can toss it down on bathroom floors and changing tables, then just wipe it clean. The premium non-fraying stitching will keep it looking fabulous until the potty training and beyond.
Chic Mom on the Go Bag: JuJuBe B.F.F Convertible Legacy Collection
First of all, the JuJuBe B.F.F Convertible Legacy Collection looks gorgeous. From the timeless stripes of The First Lady bag to the watercolor effects of the Whimsical Whisper bag, you’ve got seven different to choose from. If you didn’t think it was possible to actually have a diaper bag that elevates your style, think again.
And, yep, they are as practical as they are pretty. There are four gusseted pockets and three zippered pockets in the main area. It’s got bottle pockets with Thinsulate by 3M for maintaining the temperature. There are a quick-reach phone pocket and a key holder. There is even a crumb drain so you can get out all those bits of cereal, crackers, and all of that other mess that comes with transporting snacks. Need to change diapers? There’s even a memory foam changing pad included.
One of my fave features is that you can remove the backpack straps and have an ultra-comfortable memory foam shoulder strap to turn it into a messenger style bag.
Cult Status Bag: Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag
If you’ve been searching for a perfect carry-on bag for moms, you might have heard of Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags. This cutely-name brand has bags in a wide range of styles, and moms around the world are crazy for them.
Like all of the best diaper bags, Petunia Pickle Bottom bags are super easy to clean. They’ve also got a range of options for carrying. You can remove or adjust the shoulder strap, use it as a backpack, or just grab and go with the top hand. There are also stroller straps so you can stick it on the back and forget about it.
Next Level Diaper Bag: Laluka’s Rest Nest Portable Bassinet
Is it a minimalistic looking, light-weight little backpack or a full-sized bassinet ready to be busted out at a moment’s notice? Why not both! You can use this ultra-practical carry-on bag for moms as a handbag, shoulder bag, backpack, or attach it to your stroller.
Whenever you need it, you can pull out the foldable changing pad or pop in the extendable rods and turn it into a bassinet. There is even a toy bar where you can stick up a mobile.
Full of easy access pockets, it’s like having an entire tiny kid’s room on your back. Best of all, the Proud Parent Lifetime Guarantee from Laluka Confidence means you will always have a rough and ready bag at your side through it all.
Sporty Diaper Bag: Columbia Summit Rush Backpack Diaper Bag
Columbia makes another popular pick for diaper bags that moms and dads alike love. The Columbia Summit Rush Backpack Diaper Bag is the kind of easy, everyday bag that works perfectly as a carry-on bag for moms but will probably stick in your wardrobe for years.
This all-in-one bag has a thermal bottle pocket with a Therma-Flect radiant barrier, an Ultra Safe wipe clean surface diaper changing pad, and easy to organize compartments.
This bag is especially great for when you are working up a sweat. Whether you’re hiking under the sun or just overheating in the airport, the breathable mesh panels will save you from that dreaded sweat-soaked back feel.
Now that you’ve got their gear stored, what to do about those restless kids? Whether you’ve got a long car ride or a flight ahead of you, you’ve got to check out these smart ways to keep kids busy without screens. Traveling with toddlers? Check out our Stress-Free Guide How to Travel with Toddlers.