Backpacks for girls are must have accessories when it’s time to go back to school, when a vacation is coming up, or when you simply want to pack your favorite treasures for a journey or a trip.
There’s certainly plenty of choice, with cute, brightly colored toddler backpacks and bags for older girls, decorated with fun designs like animals, Disney characters, Princesses, stars from your favorite TV show, or a cool, trendy motif that you can personalize according to your own tastes.
But how do you go about choosing a girl’s backpack? What are the kinds of features and styling that matter to young girls today?
If you’re buying a backpack for a girl, a good starting point would be to ask them what they like. Most kids go to school have very decided tastes about what is cool (and what is not!) — so it’s worth getting their opinion. Some girls like to have accessories that are like their friends’ — for example, in choice of pencil cases, lunchboxes, backpacks, and so on.
A girl will probably also be able to tell you the sort of features she’d like her backpack to have. For example, if they’re going to be wearing their pack to school, will it need to be big enough to carry a certain size of folder? Would a rolling backpack be more practical than a bag that has to be carried? A parent or other grown-up may not know all the things that matter when it comes to choosing the right item.
Useful Features In Backpacks for Girls
A girl’s backpack doesn’t just have to look good — it needs to be functional as well. As well as having a sufficiently large main compartment, a separate section may be useful, as well as an insulated pocket where she can keep her snack or a drink. Side pouches can be practical for smaller items, and it needs to be comfortable enough to wear, with padded straps that are easily adjustable.
These days, there’s more information about how you can keep harmful chemicals out of a child’s environment. Many backpacks nowadays are manufactured from materials that are free of BPA, phthalates, and PVC. You can look for details like this in an item’s product information before you buy.
Favorite Characters on Girls Backpacks
The kind of characters or images that are popular on children’s backpacks are very much dependent on age range. For example, amongst eight-year-old girls, stars from shows such as iCarly, the Wizards of Waverly Place or Victorious are all the rage right now. Younger kids may be into characters from shows such as Dora the Explorer, the Smurfs, or Scooby Doo. And don’t forget that some girls may prefer a different kind of design together — maybe butterflies, a puppy, or even star shapes.
So if possible, ask the child what their preferences are. And if you’re shopping online for backpacks for girls, you can show them a range of options and let them help you decide which is the best choice.