The 5 Best Toddler Bags for Moms: Because It’s Time to Graduate from the Diaper Bag

As your baby grows, sometimes your load can get little lighter—enter the toddler bag! More versatile and fashionable than traditional baby bags, toddler bags are a mom’s best friend. Store baby necessities at the ready (and a few essentials for mom) while doing away with a bulky bag. Try these five best toddler bags for traveling with your brood in daily life.

The Fashionable Backpack

Marc Jacobs Black Backpack - Stylish Toddler Bags for Moms


‘Mini Domo Arigato Packrat’ Backpack via Nordstrom, $178

The Mini Domo Arigato Packrat Backpack by Marc Jacobs is functional for both mom and baby essentials. I love a bag that’s fashionable—yet crafty—covertly housing wipes, a few diapers, sippy cup, water bottle, wallet, and lip gloss (those are my basics). Store your phone and your keys in the exterior pockets, and you’re good to go!

The Diaper Backpack

Rugged Backpack - Stylish Toddler Bags for Moms

Obersee Bern Diaper Bag Backpack with Detachable Cooler via Amazon, $99.99

Fantastic for spring and long days out, the Obersee Bern Diaper Bag Backpack with Detachable Cooler is a can’t miss for the mom and toddler on the go! Perfect if your child is still potty training or you have more than one child. I love this carry-all! Strap it to the stroller or toss it on your back, and you’re hands free to roam around the country. The removable cooler is a saving grace for milk storage or housing cold drinks. Image via Amazon

The Satchel

Marc Jacobs Crossbody Bag Purse - Stylish Toddler Bags for Moms

New Q Natasha Crossbody Bag by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom, $298

Fun for spring, the New Q Natasha Crossbody Bag by Marc Jacobs is perfect for toting around some child necessities. I’m a walking testament to the versatility and roominess of this bag. While pregnant with my second, this style of Marc Jacobs crossbody was my best friend! I was able to file important maternity paperwork in the flap, and tote around a toddler toy and sippy cup (with lid) in the deep main compartment—keeping my hands available for my older son. This is a great bag if your toddler is potty trained. 

The Canvas Bag

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It Is What It Is Tote Canvas Reusable Bag by BeeGeeTees via Amazon, $14.95

It’s pretty hectic getting out the door with a toddler (especially if you have more than one child). A canvas bag like this one can be your saving grace by cleverly storing any last minute must-haves like a favorite toy that must make it on the road, water bottles, snacks, and an energy-boosting smoothie for mom. 

The Shoulder Strap Catch-All

Unisex Diaper Bag - Stylish Toddler Bags for Moms

Diaper Dude’s Diaper Bag via Amazon, $59.99

Diaper Dude’s Diaper Bag has always caught my attention. I love having compartments that close and store items at the ready. I think this bag is practical for toddlers (but not for babies, when it comes to moms). If your child still wears diapers, is transitioning out of them, or is potty trained, consider traveling lighter with this easy-access bag. With two boys, I love having my hands free. This one is a keeper. 

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