The 5 Best Toddler Bags for Mums: Because It’s Time to Graduate from the Nappy 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 mum) while doing away with a bulky bag. Try these five best toddler bags for travelling with your brood in daily life.

The Fashionable Backpack

Marc Jacobs Black Backpack - Stylish Toddler Bags for Mums


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

The Mini Domo Arigato Packrat Backpack by Marc Jacobs is functional for both mum and baby essentials. I love a bag that’s fashionable—yet crafty—covertly housing wipes, a few nappys, 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 Nappy Backpack

Rugged Backpack - Stylish Toddler Bags for Mums

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

Fantastic for spring and long days out, the Obersee Bern Nappy Bag Backpack with Detachable Cooler is a can’t miss for the mum 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 Handbag - Stylish Toddler Bags for Mums

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

Funny Canvas Bag - Stylish Toddler Bags for Mums

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 favourite toy that must make it on the road, water bottles, snacks, and an energy-boosting smoothie for mum. 

The Shoulder Strap Catch-All

Unisex Nappy Bag - Stylish Toddler Bags for Mums

Nappy Dude’s Nappy Bag via Amazon, $59.99

Nappy Dude’s Nappy 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 mums). If your child still wears nappys, is transitioning out of them, or is potty trained, consider travelling lighter with this easy-access bag. With two boys, I love having my hands free. This one is a keeper. 

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