Finding the best carry-on bag for any type of travel can be challenging. But when traveling with kids, having the ultimate carry-on bag is essential to a successful family trip. We’ve collected a few of our favorite styles of carry-on bags for moms to help you decide what works best for your family.
Carry-On Bag Style: Wheeled Underseater
Best For: Traveling with babies or toddlers
The Samsonite Wheeled Underseater is the ideal carry-on bag for moms. It fits perfectly under the seat in front of you, so there is easy access to snacks, electronics, diapers and bottles throughout the flight. There are several zippered compartments inside, including wetpack pockets, so dirty diapers or wet clothes can be kept separated. The side zippered pockets can hold water bottles or baby bottles. There is also a removable 3-1-1 pouch (that doubles as a hanging toiletry bag) to hold liquids and make going through airport security a breeze. This kids’ carry-on bag features a compartment for everything. Plus, it’s lightweight.
Carry-On Bag Style: Weekender Bag
Best for: Traveling with little kids or solo
This Weekender Bag is perfect for fitting a lot of things. Clothes, electronics and baby gear can all be stashed inside easily. This canvas and leather bag is waterproof and durable. It features several pockets and compartments to fit all of your tablets, toys, clothes and diapers. The adjustable shoulder strap keeps your shoulders comfortable and there are rounded handles to make it easy to carry. The zipper pocket on the inside is a good spot to keep money and credit cards, while the exterior pocket closes with a magnet, making it convenient to grab a cell phone or boarding pass.
Carry-On Bag Style: Tote Diaper Bag
Best for: Traveling with toddlers and little kids
For moms who are looking to carry all of their baby’s needs in a stylish diaper bag that can fit everything, this is the bag for you! The Honest Company Everything Tote features a pocket or compartment for it all. Diapers, wipes, bottles, clothes, toys, creams and more can fit in this bag.
Carry-On Bag Style: Laptop Backpack
Best for: Traveling with tweens, teens or for work
If you’re looking to keep your hands free, but have all those electronics ready and waiting for the kids, the Winblo Traval Laptop Backpack is the ultimate carry-on bag for you. This backpack is lightweight, durable and compact. It can hold a laptop, books, tablets, phones, cords, light clothing, snacks or any other device or item your child may need when traveling.
Carry-On Bag Style: Crossbody Bag
Best for: Traveling with teens
For the mom who wants to travel light, but still have everything at her fingertips, this Travelon Anti-Theft Cross Body Bag is the best carry-on bag for women. The straps are slash-proof so there’s no need to worry about anyone stealing your belongings, and an RFID blocking card compartment inside prevents identity theft. Passports, tablets, phones and important items are always ready to go in this bag. There is a removable LED light inside, too, so you will never be left in the dark.
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Carry-On Bag Style: BagRider
Best for: Traveling with toddlers
For the mom who needs a break from having her hands and arms always full, we present to you the carry-on bag that doubles as a stroller — the Mountain Buggy Bagrider. This hardshell carry-on bag features a cushioned seat with a safety harness and adjustable straps so your child can sit safely on top of the carry-on while you wheel it through the airport. It is recommended for children who can sit unaided, weighing up to 33 pounds. Inside, this ultimate carry-on for moms features a zippable dividing panel to keep clothes and shoes organized and there is a mesh pocket behind the harness seat that can easily hold a phone and travel documents. For fun and functionality, this is an ideal carry-on bag for moms.