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The best rucksacks for mums - helping you go hands-free

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The best rucksacks for mums

Have you been looking for a bag that looks stylish, fits everything you need and allows you to have your hands free so you can manage your baby or toddler? 

Introducing the humble rucksack. If you’ve used a rucksack changing bag, then you know how useful they are when you’re a mum – and once you’re past the changing bag stage, sticking with a rucksack means you still have all those benefits.     

Whether you're commuting, shopping, exploring or just going for a walk with your little one, we can all agree that having a rucksack is super useful.   

While you may no longer need a changing bag, there are still some essential items that won't leave a mum's bag any time soon (we simply can’t imagine life without a pack of baby wipes).    

All our choices combine style and practicality - because one or the other is simply not enough. 

Scroll down to find out which rucksacks we’ll be buying this season: 

A simple choice for every day, Miss Lulu’s faux leather black bag is just what you need. With one roomy pocket that fits practically everything, the simple gold bar detail will give the perfect final touch to any outfit. If black isn’t for you, not to worry. The rucksack is available in a range of other great colours including blue and grey.  

Keep things simple with this chic black ASOS DESIGN rucksack, with more than enough room to carry everyday essentials for you and your little one. Equipped with adjustable straps, you can fit your bag exactly how you like for optimal comfort. 

This nautical style faux leather rucksack is just what you need for those busy days on the go. Boasting a three-way colour block design to elevate your look, as well as multiple storage compartments, we can’t think of a bag that merges style and functionality better.  

Transform your style with this black Dune rucksack, detailed with a monogram panel to help you stand out. Apart from a great look, the bag is also extremely roomy and will fit all your essentials and more.  

Another Fiorelli bag, we just can’t help it! This time in all grey, this leather-look bag is perfect if you’re yearning for an added edge of sophistication while juggling your little one on a hectic day out. 

Sometimes all we want to do is throw on a pair of joggers and call it a day. Well, with this simple black bag equipped with a quilted finish and gold hardware throughout, you can do so while still looking classy and put together. If you prefer a splash of colour, this bag is also available in beige and pink. 

This bag comes with an anti-thief system, as its main compartment opens from the back, so you can have peace of mind even if you and your little one are around the busiest crowds.

Charmore Women Backpack comes in so many different colours that will be hard to choose just one. It's made with waterproof and anti-abrasion nylon which provides long-lasting performance. You can wear it as a rucksack or as a shoulder bag.

If you need to carry a laptop with you as well, this is a great option. It’s made with durable, lightweight, and water-resistant nylon. It also has lots of pockets for all your little one’s essentials.

Cath Kidston is well loved thanks to its lovely patterns. If you are looking for a handbag to use during all summer, this is the perfect option. This bag comes with two compartments plus an outer zip, making it easy to separate your things and your baby's stuff. It's made of oilcloth, which means it's easy to wipe clean (and we know how handy that is). 

This Skip Hop backpack is perfect if you’re looking for an extra touch of luxury. It’s made of durable, wipe-clean vegan leather and features multiple pockets to keep you organised.


  • Author: Marina Avraam Marina Avraam
  • Job Title: Storytelling Executive

Marina Avraam is a Storytelling Executive for Mother&Baby, and she also works on She has a passion for psychology, reading and fashion writing.

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