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The Best Back Seat Organizer For Kids

Renee Whitmore
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by Renee Whitmore

When I was growing up, my dad used to sing in the most annoying voice, “Organization makes life a vacation!” while he made us clean up our rooms. At the time, I thought that was such a corny saying, but now I say it all the time and live by the principle behind it. If you’re organized, you feel better. You see the day in a more positive light, and you can focus on other things, making life a vacation of sorts!

Now let’s talk about organizing inside your vehicle…

With kids, there never seems to be enough space to keep up with all the toys and gadgets, and the back seat of the car is the worst! However, even if you don’t have little ones in the car, your back seat can get out of control (or at least mine does). One glance back there tells me I need to clean up all the water bottles, books, papers, and even old Wendy’s bags (yikes!)

What’s the solution here? Car seat organizers! Car Seat organizers allow you to store all your necessities in one compact space while keeping your car cleaned up.

After doing some in- depth research, we determined the best car seat organizer to be the Lusso Gear Heavy Duty Organizer which will help keep both kids and adults organized.

The Best Back Seat Organizer For Kids
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  • Designed with twelve pockets
  • Material—Polyester
Mom's Besty Car Back Seat
  • Five extra pockets
  • Material—Polyester
Kids Backseat Travel Tray
  • It can be zipped up and carried around like a backpack
  • Material—Polyester
Lusso Gear Car Seat Organizer
  • Two main compartments
  • Material—Polyester
Cartik Backseat Car Organizer
  • Eight pockets
  • Material—High quality nylon
AMEIQ Seat Back Organizer
  • Car cooler bag
  • Wear-resistant and waterproof
Pushingbest Car Seat Back
  • Ten pockets
  • Material—high-quality PU leather

The Best Car Seat Organizers

Lusso Gear Heavy Duty
The Lusso Gear’s Back Seat Car Organizer is basically for everyone. The extra-large, extra-study organizer is designed with 12 pockets to keep all your gadgets in order.
  • Item weight—1.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions—15.3 x 8.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Material—Polyester
  • Twelve pockets
  • Fits a standard I-pad
  • Secures with two buckles and straps
  • Extra reinforcement for durability
  • One year money-back guarantee

The Lusso Gear’s Heavy-Duty Back Seat Car Organizer is an excellent choice if you have a lot of stuff in your car that you need to tame in. The top pocket is large and pretty deep, and the other 11 pockets are various sizes and can hold a plethora of items, including a standard size IPad.

This organizer secures on the back of the passenger seat with two straps and buckles. Customer reviews mentioned that the fit was secure, keeping the organizer out of the way. The sag proof, reinforced corners keep the organizer sturdy. Since it’s made with durable, easy to clean polyester, this is an organizer that will last.

Available in five colors and a one-year money back guarantee, you can’t really go wrong with this one.

Pros
  • Sag proof reinforced corners
  • Top pocket is large and deep
  • Made with durable polyester
  • Fits snugly against seat
  • Protects the back of seat from kids’ feet
Cons
  • Water bottle pockets don’t accommodate bigger containers
  • Some of the stitching came loose, according to some reviews

Mom's Besty Car Back Seat
Mom’s Besty Car Back Seat Organizer is another one we reviewed. A big perk of this organizer is that it holds a tablet (up to 10.1 inches) in a clear-touch screen viewer “window.” Kids will appreciate being able to watch videos while riding in the back seat.
  • Item weight—8 ounces
  • Product Dimensions—10 x 8.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Material—Polyester
  • BPA free, Phthalate free, latex-free, lead-free
  • Adjustable headrest and bottom straps with buckles
  • Touch screen tablet holder for Android and iOS tablets
  • Five extra pockets
  • Kick Mat included
  • Back seat protector
  • Free cleaning cloth
  • Lifetime free replacement guarantee

In addition to the clear tablet pocket, Mom’s Besty car back seat organizer features four additional mesh pockets to keep your valuables securely inside. There is one polyester pocket for larger items such as books or snacks and a Velcro snap to hold it in place.

This organizer is also made out of 600D polyester to ensure durability and eliminate stretching or shrinking. The backing is waterproof, so it protects the backseat from spills and stains. The bottom mesh pockets can hold sippy cups, and they also double as a kick mat and car seat protector.

Mom Besty organizer also comes with a free cleaning cloth to wipe down the tablet pocket screen. With all the perks this organizer comes with, it is a Mom’s best friend!

Pros
  • 600D polyester for durability  
  • Table pocket included
  • Easy to install
  • Kick mat included
  • Free cleaning cloth
Cons
  • Some IPads/Tablets do not fit
  • Bottom straps are visible on the front seats
  • Not as many pockets as some of the others out there

Kids Backseat Travel Tray
My Specialty Kids Shop Kids Backseat Organizer is designed specifically for kids, and it is a great way to keep them entertained during a long trip. A cool perk of this organizer is that it can be zipped up and carried around like a backpack, so your child is not limited to using it in the car.

Bright and colorful, My Specialty Kids Shop Kids Backseat Organizer is a great way to keep kids entertained and organized during long car trips. This organizer includes a seat tray for kids to draw on (or even eat on). The clear tablet pocket allows a child to watch movies or play games. The tray then zips up into a convenient carrying case, making it easy to transport between uses.

This lead-free organizer uses non-toxic PAHs. The straps and handles are reinforced, adding to the lifespan of this organizer. In addition, there are internal pockets for storing coloring books, games, or other gadgets. The solid surface is ideal for laptops, tablets, drawing, writing, or playing games.

One disadvantage we saw was that this organizer isn’t the easiest to clean. Customers said that the fabric is not easily wiped down or waterproof, so cleaning was a hassle. Also, for an organizer, there are a small number of pockets (only five, including the tablet pocket).

Pros
  • Durable material
  • Easy to transport
  • Adjustable
  • Clear tablet pocket
  • Colorful colors
Cons
  • May be hard to clean
  • Small number of pockets

Lusso Gear Car Seat Organizer
Another organizer we like is the Lusso Gear Car Seat Organizer for the front or backseat. This one will keep both kids and adults organized in the car.
  • Item weight—1.9 pounds
  • Product Dimensions—17.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Material—Polyester
  • Two main compartments
  • One zippered pocket
  • Two outer pockets
  • Four drink holders
  • Dual ergonomic handles
  • Available in five colors
  • 100% money-back guarantee

The Lusso Gear Car Seat Organizer differs from some of the other organizers because it is a  basket style organizer that attaches to and sits on your front or back seat. It features a whopping nine storage compartments with one zippered pocket, two outer pockets, and four drink holders. This organizer is perfect for someone who has a lot of random stuff to reign in.

The ergonomic handles are easy to grip, making this organizer easy to carry. It’s a perfect size, not too large, not too small, for a car organizer. Lightweight and portable, it folds into a square for easy storage.

This organizer has a bigger capacity of storage space than the organizers that attach to the front seat, but it also takes up an entire seat (usually the back-middle seat). Loops secure this organizer, but it only has one securing point in the back, meaning it may slide from side to side.

Even with a few downsides, I gotta be honest. After reviewing this organizer, I bought one. (The black with red stitching one).  It hasn’t arrived yet, but I know I’ll be happy with it and I can finally get my back seat under control!

Pros
  • Lots of pockets/storage
  • Easily folded
  • Made with high-quality polyester
  • Easy to carry
  • 100% money-back guarantee
Cons
  • Only one securing point in the back
  • Takes up seat space

Cartik Backseat Car Organizer
The Cartik Backseat Car Organizer is another excellent organizer option. This one is a great option for kids since it holds a Tablet or iPad, fits a baby stroller, features a kick mat, and two bottle holders.
  • Product weight—9.9 ounces
  • Product dimensions—15.4 x 8.4 x 1.8 inches
  • Material—high-quality nylon
  • Touchscreen tablet pocket
  • Dual drink holder pockets
  • Insulated wet wipe holder
  • Headphone pouch
  • Zippered/mesh pockets
  • Car and stroller versatility
  • Water and tear-resistant
  • Comes with an eBook to keep your car organized

The Cartik Backseat Car Organizer is a great pick. It has all the qualities we are looking for in a child car seat organizer—a see-through pocket for a tablet, many pockets (eight, to be exact), small straps for a baby pacifier or earbuds, and even an insulated wipe holder.

The material is pretty durable and is water and tear-resistant, which is a plus. The mesh pockets are stretchy, but they do not stretch far enough to hold big water bottles. The kick mat ensures that your seats won’t be affected by the kicking of small feet.

Another great perk of the Cartik Backseat Car Organizer is that it is compatible with most strollers. All you do is attach the organizer to your stroller with two Velcro straps. The versatility is great!

The Cartik organizer is affordable—in fact it’s one of the lowest price on organizers we have seen. Finally, this organizer comes with a free eBook on car organization tips. We all love freebies, don’t we?

Pros
  • Big transparent pocket for a tablet
  • Lots of pockets for storage
  • High-quality materials
  • Inexpensive
  • Free eBook
Cons
  • Bottom straps may be visible on the front seats
  • Mesh pockets can’t accommodate big water bottles

AMEIQ Seat Back Organizer
The AMIEQ Back Seat Organizer is truly an all in one for not just parents with kids, but anyone! This organizer doubles as a cooler for drinks and snacks, a cell phone, iPad, and tissue holder, and
  • Item weight—1.12 pounds
  • Product Dimensions—11 x 4.7 x 14.2 inches
  • PVC transparent bag for smartphone or mini iPad
  • Car cooler bag
  • Pull down tissue box
  • Wear-resistant and waterproof

The AMEIQ Back Seat Organizer not only organizes your stuff, but it also serves as a cooler. With its excellent thermal insulation, you can store hot foods such as baby milk, coffee, or lunch or cold foods such as ice cream! This is the only organizer we reviewed where you can take a three-course lunch with you on the road and keep it fresh, at that. The surface is waterproof oxford cloth 168D. The liner is insulated EVA with hot stitching technology to prevent leaks.

The specially designed PVC see-through bag is where you can store your smartphone or mini-iPad, and your children can watch movies or videos from the back seat. The organizer has an additional tissue pocket, three mesh pockets, and another small pocket. Another perk is that the AMEIQ can be used as a backpack.

The organizer attaches to the front seat via one anchor point on the headrest. Since there’s just one point of contact, some customers have said the organizer isn’t as stable as it could be. It also uses quite a bit of legroom, so you may want to pass on this one if you have a smaller car. With that said, the price is affordable for the convenience of keeping drinks cold, since most competitors don’t offer this feature.

Pros
  • Built-in cooler
  • see-through tablet holder
  • tissue holder
  • can be used as a backpack
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Only one anchor point
  • Uses rear legroom

Pushingbest Car Seat Back
The Pushingbet Car Seat Back Organizer is another good choice for those who have a lot of extra stuff. A cool feature of this organizer is the sturdy, foldable tray that your kids can use to eat dinner on or store their gadgets on.
  • Item weight—1.75 pounds
  • Product Dimensions—17.9 x 13 x 2.3 inches
  • Material—high-quality PU leather
  • Foldable car dining table
  • touch screen tablet holder
  • multifunctional bottle holder
  • Ten pockets
  • Sturdy buckle and aluminum hook
  • Three strong straps
  • Waterproof
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Cleaning cloth included
  • One year warranty

The Pushingbest Car Seat Back Organizer is a great space organizer. It comes with ten pockets that allows you to store all your gadgets like an iPad, Tablet, Kindle, pens, umbrella, water ball, kids’ toys, and so on. Do note that the touch screen tablet holder only holds smaller tablets. The three durable straps attach tightly and securely to ensure your items will stay stable even on a rough road or a sudden stop.

The small, foldable tray sets this organizer apart from the rest. Kids will be able to store their toys on the tray or even use the tray as a table while they are eating a snack. The tray is attached with Velcro straps and can be stored when not in use.

Made with high quality PU leather, this organizer is sleek, waterproof, and easy to clean. This organizer is a bit pricier than some of the other ones we looked at, so it’s a good thing that most customers said it was durable and worth the money.

Pros
  • A foldable tray
  • Plenty of mesh pockets
  • Transparent pocket for tablets
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Transparent pocket is for smaller tablets only
  • Higher price than competitors
  • Only available in one color (black)

What is a Car Seat Organizer?

Car seat organizers typically attach to the headrest on the rear side of the front seat. Made with a textile material, they have multiple pockets to store items. The design is usually simple—which is good since we are talking organization! Simple is better.

Travel car seat organizer

Once you buy a car seat organizer, you will never want to be without one. They simplify the car ride, and here are some reasons why:

Why Buy a Car Seat Organizer?

Once you buy a car seat organizer, you will never want to be without one. They simplify the car ride, and here are some reasons why:

Helps Avoid Distractions

“Mom, where’s my toy, sneaker, coloring book, crayons, (you fill in the blank?”) I used to dread these questions while I was driving. After all, it’s not like I can easily pull over to look for shoes, coloring books, or the worst of all, a pacifier.

When items are properly stored in an organizer, passengers can find them easily and quickly without asking for your help.

Eliminates Clutter

This is an obvious perk of having a car seat organizer. As I mentioned before, backseats are notorious for gathering clutter. Toys, stuffed animals, snacks, and drinks can easily be stored in a car seat organizer.

Prevents Spills

I can’t tell you how many times my boys have spilled their drinks in my back seat. Ugh. Car seat organizers include a space to hold water bottles, baby bottles, sippy cups, or other beverages. This space is so beneficial since your child will have a place for her drink, thus preventing spills.

Keeps Seats Clean

While riding in the car, kids love to kick the seats in front of them. I’m pretty sure it’s an innate action—they’re born to do it! Most car seat organizers come with a kick mat, so if kids kick the seat, they will actually be kicking the mat instead, thus keeping the seat clean. No more wet, dirty footprints on the seat!

Easy access

A car seat organizer is great for keeping small and large items within reach. No more turning around while driving, searching for your water bottle or purse. The car seat organizer keeps everything you need properly stored.

Calms Young Children

Toddlers and babies can be fussy, and one way to calm them down is by storing all their toys and tablet in a car seat organizer. They can see their toys or even watch a video on the tablet.

Safety Issues

If your vehicle is messy and unorganized, it can actually be a safety hazard. Have you ever hit the brakes hard or turned too quickly, and items went flying from the back seat to the front seat? A car seat organizer will help you and your family stay safe!

Related: Best Car Seat Travel Tray

Types of Car Seat Organizers

Hanging Back Seat Organizer

A hanging back organizer is attached to the back of either the driver or passenger seat. Children or adults who sit behind it have easy access. These organizers attach to the car seat with straps that clip together and go around the headrest and bottom of the front seat.

Middle Seat Organizers

These seat organizers can either be placed on the seat or in the front or back of your vehicle on the floor. Typically, they are foldable and collapsible for easy storage. They usually contain several compartments and cup holders.

Key Features

Pockets

Car organizers have the same purpose—to organize—but some have more compartments and pockets than others. They vary in size. Some pockets have a clear plastic cover to display electronic devices.

Versatility

Car organizers vary in their features. Some have cup holders; some have an insulated cooler to keep beverages cold. Some have pull out trays. Some can be attached to strollers. Some can be folded up and carried like a book bag. The features vary.

Kick Mats

If you have small children, you know how annoying it is when they kick the seat in front of them. While a kick mat doesn’t stop kids from kicking the seat, it ensures the seat is protected from scuff marks.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, car seat organizers range in sizes and functions. When looking for one to keep your car tidy, ask what features you want. If you have kids, you may want the one with the see-through pockets for iPads, and you definitely want one with a kick mat.

If you value having a cold drink while you’re driving, check out the ones with insulated coolers. If you just want a simple one to keep your car picked up, check out the ones without all the extra features.

Whichever one you choose, you will be choosing the best one for you and your organizing needs. You can’t go wrong with that.

After all, organization does make life a vacation!

About Renee Whitmore
Renee Whitmore
Renee Whitmore is an American college professor and freelance writer from North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in English Education. When she is not driving her teenage son to wrestling practice or learning the ins and outs of Fortnite from her younger son, she is working on her first book to be published soon.
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