Toddler Backpack Recommendations?

Updated on July 22, 2012
K.H. asks from Tempe, AZ
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My 2 year old daughter no longer needs a diaper bag at school as she is potty trained. I would like to get her a little backpack that she can put a change of clothes and any art projects from school. I've looked at the Sugarbooger ones and the Skip Hop Zoo ones. I love all of them but they seem a little small for me. Can you recommend ones that are small enough for a little toddler but big enough to hold a few things in?

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answers from Dallas on

Honestly, I found the BEST toddler backpack for $5.00 at Wal-Mart. I ran into the problem of them being too small, as well. This one was the perfect size, and it's very cute! I also saw some really cute ones at Toys R US and Target. They had ones bigger ones as well. I love the skip hop backpacks, but they are too small.

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answers from New York on

They really do not need or use them. I would save your money. The kids at
my grandsons nursery school, including him, never ever put them on. Mom

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answers from Phoenix on

I would get a rolling backpack. We were given one when DD was little, but I don't think I would've bothered spending money on it. They don't really like wearing them, like a PP said. I definitely wouldn't get a designer one, it would be a huge waste of money, IMO.



answers from Houston on

We have pottery barn kids preschool one but are currently using skip hop(blue puppy) for me 14 month old. It holds a change of cloths, diapers, wipes, snack, a cup, and a few other things too. It's adorable.



answers from Portland on

Would you consider a canvas tote bag? It will be easier for her to get things in/out of, accommodate more artwork (size, openings...most art is about 9"x12", or rolled up poster-style) and she could paint it with fabric paints so it would be completely 'hers'. :)

My son's preschool did these for all the kids--- they were a huge hit. If the loops/handles seem a little big, just tie a knot in the top of each one. Perfect fit!


answers from Pittsburgh on

My son started a 3month preschool intro class in March, when I couldn't find backpacks in any store or website, let alone toddler sized backpacks. Except for Pottery Barn Kids. I paid $25 (with shipping) for a toddler backpack, which was more than I wanted to spend, but he'll get 2-3 years of it. It's rugged, has two bottle holders, two pockets and he loves it - it's just the right size/comfort. Good luck :)

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