Toddler backpacks are great luggage accessories for your little ones — whether they’re setting off for pre-school, getting ready to leave on vacation or simply whenever they’re on the go!
Even though your toddler probably isn’t packing any large or heavy items, it’s great for their sense of independence for them to be able to carry their own stuff, for example a snack for school, books and CDs for the car or airplane or whatever belongings they want to have to hand.
Many styles of toddler backpack incorporate cute designs or motifs — maybe a favorite cartoon or TV character such as Dora, Tinkerbell, Elmo or Thomas the Tank Engine or a cute little animal like a puppy, a monkey or a teddy bear. These charming designs make a backpack as much a toy as a practical bag, and small kids love being able to have their own things close to hand when they’re heading off to school or to spend an overnight stay with Grandma and Grandpa.
Popular Backpack Features
Some of the best models of backpack carry features such as:
- large-grip zippers that are easy for little hands to manipulate
- a mesh side pocket secured with a drawstring
- an insulated pouch or pocket for a drink or snack
- padded, adjustable shoulder straps to ensure the backpack is secure yet comfortable
- a name tag or personalization feature to make sure the bag doesn’t get mixed up with others
- look for a BPA-free and phthalate-free construction in PVC-free polyester or similar.
Toddler Backpack Brands
Popular brands of kids’ backpacks include Little Life, Skip Hop, Stephen Joseph, Jeep, Ruz, Crocodile Creek and many others. Check out the cute and colorful collection from Four Peas, with snazzy, hip designs such as polka dots, pink monkey or pink whale, a rocker, a biker, a shark and lots more.
Shark Toddler Backpack from Four Peas: with natty, blue shark motifs, this is just the job for a young person to carry toys, lunchtime drinks and snack — even for mom and dad to use as an individual diaper bag. Plus you can order your backpack personalized with your child’s name embroidered in a choice of eighteen different colors and a range of font options — so there’s something to suit every boy, girl, age and preference.
Stephen Joseph Quilted Backpacks: these backpacks measure approximately 11″ tall by 13″ wide by 4″ deep and feature a drawstring that sits under a magnetic snap closing. Themes include hearts, penguins, sports, dogs, pirates, ballet, airplanes, zoo and lots more – to appeal to boys and girls of all ages. Get your backpack personalized for the ultimate in toddler chic!
Jeep Backpack Harness Range: These fun animal backpacks feature animals such as a sheep, puppy or lion — plus they double as a harness to let parents keep a close check on young ones as they begin to explore the world around them … practical for shopping, walking and travel.
There are many more variations and options in the child backpack range, to suit your taste and the age of your child. While most toddlers’ models are designed to be carried on the back and feature comfort-fitting shoulder straps, check out the style of roller backpack on wheels for easy transport.