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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05-09-2016 14:51 #1
Backpack for preschool
05-09-2016 14:54 #2
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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05-09-2016 14:59 #3
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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05-09-2016 15:03 #4Senior Member
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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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05-09-2016 15:25 #5
'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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05-09-2016 15:53 #6
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.
05-09-2016 17:19 #7
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.
05-09-2016 22:10 #8
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06-10-2016 17:22 #9
I bought my DS1 (2) backpack from Kmart.
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07-10-2016 06:24 #10
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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