Oh-no, your sweet baby angel is testing their octave range onboard the airplane for a 5+ hour flight. Not only are your pits sweating, but the other passengers are already tweeting their grievances to the public.
These situations are precarious but avoidable? Yes, absolutely. All you need is the right kind of preparation—or in this case, the proper mom purse would come just in handy. Let’s take a look at our travel bags for moms.
For the New Mom
Ease into your new mom life with a mommy bag that doesn’t scream ‘diaper bag.’ Our stunning Essex Tote ($34.00) is brimming with pockets to stash your most necessary items; from baby sanitization to sophistication. Never feel underdressed or overstressed with this gorgeous mommy bag. Arrive as a first-class catch but the undercover mom in this saucy selection.
Available in Monarchy/Cream and Vienna/Hazelnut; this hot vegan leather item features on its exterior: a top zipper closure, 1 back zipper pocket for travel documents, easily accessible 2 front zipper pockets for pacifiers, and 2 front slip pockets for goldfish crackers.
Keep it simple inside with knick-knacks and games stuffed in its 1 back wall zipper pocket and 2 front-wall slip pockets. Washable (for those inevitable messes) and secure with double shoulder straps, this mom purse is the perfect choice for traveling to grandma’s house for a holiday vacation.
For the ‘Hands Full’ Mom
When it comes to mothering more than one or two kids on a long flight or car ride to a much-needed holiday vacation with the family—sometimes that margarita on the beach can’t come soon enough. Keep your sanity intact with the classy Large Dayton Crossbody Bag ($49.00).
Available in Hazelnut and Black, this non-leather large and in-charge crossbody mommy bag can carry all the travel essentials. Throw some games and coloring books for the kids in its large main body compartment—slip some small gifts into its 2 front slip pockets or back wall zip pocket.
For First-Time Flyers
Nobody likes hearing a baby or toddler cry on flights, in trains, or in just about any situation you can’t quickly escape from. Instead of holding the other passengers’ hostage with baby-woes, rise to the challenge and come over-prepared. For instance, one common conundrum for first-time flyers is the ear pressure when in flight.
According to a New York Times article, Louise Joy suggests if the child is still breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, it’s best to do so when the plane is taking off or landing because “drinking helps the baby or toddler clear their ears.” If they’re a little older “carry lollipops; the sucking and swallowing relieves pressure problems, too. (And, as Alyson Cahill wrote: “They can also be used as bribes.” In addition, according to Momondo, “many airports will allow baby milk and baby food to be carried through security in containers over 100ml.”
Packing for Holiday Vacations
Whether you’re taking this bag as a carry-on or using it as a full-on diaper bag, the washable non-leather Quincy Tote ($42.00) is your best bet to carry all that you need for a successful day trip or holiday vacation with little Junior.
Available in Mushroom, Navy, Black, and Coral. When it comes to packing said diaper bag, WebMD has a helpful checklist—here are a few key tips from them; bring “Diapers (1 to 2 for every hour you plan to be out—double that if you have twins)… Plastic bags to wrap up dirty diapers or hold wet clothes… Change of clothes for baby… Clean bottles and formula (if you’re bottle-feeding)…” and more.
You can slip in some suggested diaper rash ointment, a tiny bottle of hand sanitizer, baby bibs, or a baby rattle into any one of this bag’s 3 front zipper pockets, top zip main pocket, interior back wall zipper pocket, or 2 slip pockets inside. This luxurious and spacious bag also features 1 front cell phone slip pocket—so you’ll never leave it behind when things get too hectic.
Seeking Out the Best Mom Backpack
Sometimes a tote bag, satchel, crossbody purse, just won’t cut it—don’t worry, if you’re a backpack gal, we have you covered. Introducing the stylish Major Backpack ($42.00). She has major space, style, and attitude—available in the color Beach Glass.
This washable vinyl backpack might just be the answer to your hands-free prayers. With pockets galore, you can fit everything you, your child, or your partner needs for daily adventures together! Featuring a total of 5 exterior pockets, 3 interior pockets, and adjustable straps—making this beautifully stitched and vibrant blue bag the best mom backpack around.
For the Cool Mom
If a standard backpack is too ordinary for you, then take a look at our innovative Chester Convertible Backpack ($42.00). Available in Vanilla/Hazelnut, this non-leather beaut effortlessly transforms from backpack to crossbody bag by simply zipping up the straps.
Turn heads with its brilliant design—also featuring adjustable straps, its 3 exterior pockets, and 2 interior pockets. All the moms will be fiddling with their backpack straps while you zip up yours to make the crossbody. 2 bags in 1—now that’s a deal.
Sympathize in Style
Traveling with little ones can always be stressful—even with the most well-traveled kids around. Whether your little toddler is having a meltdown mid-flight, or cheerios are flying everywhere in your car driving across town—remember kids will be kids.
It always pays to be a supportive sister to your fellow traveling mommas, a little kindness and sympathy can go a long way. You might even make a new friend! They might even ask, “Hey, where did you get that bag?”
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