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    Default Backpack for preschool

    So DS2 will start preschool next year (ACT year before first year of formal schooling). He'll be doing two days a week and all food is supplied at school so he won't be taking a lunch box. He's very small (under 3rd percentile for height and weight) so I'm struggling with finding him a small but useful backpack.

    Can any one suggest a brand - either bricks and mortar store or online - that have smaller but functional backpacks? Oh and it can't be merchandised - so no Disney, superheroes etc...

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    My dd2 is quite tiny. I bought her a backpack from Kmart. They have a pretty good range in the back to school section. There were a few different designs of smaller back packs.
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    I think Big W might have some too. They have stationery/lunch/bag coordinated ranges. From memory the bag is quite small. I didn't get it for day care because I couldn't fit his lunch box and his nap stuff in it together.

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    Skip hop do small animal themed backpacks. Can get at baby bunting and toys r us I think.

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    'Tiny me' do different size backpacks including mini. They are good quality and you can get them personalised too which I find handy

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    They don't actually carry their bags all that far (if they carry them at all) so i would worry too much about the size.

    You'll need to be able to fit in a couple of changes of clothes, jacket, couple of hats and possibly set of sheets for nap time plus they often put craft etc in their bags to bring home.

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    Thanks everyone! I hadn't really thought about how far he will have to carry it - or not lol. Our orientation is in November so I'll find out the. What he needs to bring.
    @gingermillie he actually has a skip hop fox bag already. But it's getting a bit worse for wear. I hadn't thought about getting another one.

    Will check all the other suggestions out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    Thanks everyone! I hadn't really thought about how far he will have to carry it - or not lol. Our orientation is in November so I'll find out the. What he needs to bring.
    @gingermillie he actually has a skip hop fox bag already. But it's getting a bit worse for wear. I hadn't thought about getting another one.

    Will check all the other suggestions out.
    Im onto child number 3 going to pre-school and apart from rare occasions its usually me carrying the backpack in to put away in the cubby & the same in reverse on way home

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    I bought my DS1 (2) backpack from Kmart.

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    Big w, Kmart, and I love my kathmandu one, it's small, and can fit small lunch box, water, milk, nappy and wipes. It has 2 compartments.

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