Moms know one thing when out and about with their infants – they need to be organized and they need to carry a lot of stuff – which is why diaper bags make the perfect airplane carry-on bag! With a plethora of pockets (included insulated ones for snacks), well-thought out details, wipeable material and some seriously cute prints, diaper bags have come a long way since the Winnie the Pooh embossed baby bags of yore. So if you’re searching for that perfect travel companion, it may just be waiting for you in the baby section. Here are five of our favorites:
Ju Ju Be Be Right Back
If you love to throw a backpack over your shoulders and go this bag is for you. All Ju Ju Be diaper bags are washable and contain antimicrobial material, perfect for when you have to lay your bag down on yucky plane floors. With two insulated bottle pockets, a dedicated ‘Mommy’ pocket with zipped pockets and a sunglasses holder, the Be Right Back also has a fleece-lined smartphone pocket, a hidden zippered pocket on top and, once unzipped, it folds out completely flat with a mesh area perfect for stashing a change of clothes. The changing pad is stored in a separate back zipper, which once removed, makes the perfect place to stash a smaller laptop. The Ju Ju Be Be Right Back comes in a variety of colors and prints and its ergonomic handles and mesh backing mean it’s super comfy to wear as you hit the airport.
Skip Hop Duo
This little bargain – retailing for around $65 or less – could easily pass for a work bag. With a secure zip top enclosure, including a dedicated tech pocket, the Skip Hop Duo also has plenty of pockets on the outside along with bottle pockets. It comes with two carry handles and a padded adjustable shoulder strap that can easily be worn crossbody. The changing pad is stored in the back of the bag and makes a great place for stashing magazines, boarding passes and other paperwork once removed. Best of all the bag is lightweight to begin with, so loading up this baby won’t be a drag to carry around. The Skip Hop Duo also has built-in stroller clips that work perfectly to attach the bag to airport carts!
Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Tote
This gorgeous tote from Petunia Pickle Bottom is available is a series of gorgeous prints and colors. Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags always come with a hard case to put wipes in and even though you’re not traveling with a baby, wipes come in handy no matter how old you are. The Downtown Tote is a well thought out bag that is fully wipeable with a roomy interior. Inside you will find 6 open pockets, plus 1 with a zipper and a zippered back wall privacy pocket. The tote comes with protective feet on the bottom, a zipper to keep everything safe and the handles are made of genuine leather.
Ju Ju Be Super Be
If you’re looking for a carry-on bag that can double as a beach bag once you reach your destination the Super Be from Ju Ju Be is your bag. Made of the same washable material as all Ju Ju Be Bags, the Super Be is a lightweight, squishable construction so you can load this bag up, throw it over your shoulder and go. With 3 pockets on the front, a large snap close pocket on the bag and several mesh and zippered pockets inside, the Super Be also comes with an attached key clip so you will always know where your car keys are.
Ju Ju Be BFF
After one plane ride this bag from Ju Ju Be will definitely become your traveling BFF. There are three ways to carry this well thought out bag – as a handheld, shoulder bag, or backpack. With a plethora of pockets you can be super organized and even stash a smaller laptop inside. With dedicated pockets for insulating bottles, keeping tech and sunglasses safe and corralling all the little things we can misplace along the way, the Ju Ju Be BFF will have you arriving at your destination unruffled and relaxed. Best of all if the BFF becomes dingey on your travels you can simply throw it in the wash and leave it to air dry.