Gear & Toys: Preschooler, LL Bean

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Luggage for 4 Year Old

So now that we are a family of four, we just can't fit the kids clothes in with our luggage any more. I am thinking of getting my 4 year old his own suitcase. I've seen the ones at Pottery Barn Kids and wondered how they hold up. I was also looking at a rolling duffel at Lands End and wondered if that would be a better option, but it's not as structured as a suitcase. Any experience with either of these? Update: It needs to be big enough for him to put his luggage in. Some of the suggestions I think are cute but not big enough,...

Baby Backpacks

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Recommend Backpack for Preschooler

My daughter will be starting preschool in the fall and I was wondering if you could recommend a backpack. Does your son/daughter have one you just love? Is it worth it to get a more expensive one from LL Bean or PB Kids, or just go with a cheaper one from Target or Wal-Mart? Thanks!


Need Backpack Advice

My 6 year old's backpack is ruined. We bought this backpack at a drug store...


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Backpack Recommendations, Please.

I'm looking to buy a quality backpack that will last a few years, at least, for my 5 year old starting TK in the fall. Currently, she's using an LL Bean backpack that someone gifted us, but it doesn't seem big enough to fit a standard folder with pockets and it looks like she'll outgrow it quickly. I've heard good things about LL Bean backpacks so I'm looking into their bigger backpacks. I've also looked at Pottery Barn Kids backpacks. Where do you purchase backpacks for your elementary school aged children? Do you have a favorite?...