+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    3,026
    Thanks
    4,105
    Thanked
    1,767
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    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...

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,030
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked
    836
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.
    Hth

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to preggasaurus For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (05-09-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2,152
    Thanks
    2,079
    Thanked
    1,586
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Tiny Dancer For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (05-09-2016)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    4,323
    Thanks
    5,641
    Thanked
    4,546
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Skip hop do small animal themed backpacks. Can get at baby bunting and toys r us I think.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to gingermillie For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (05-09-2016)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3,797
    Thanks
    1,069
    Thanked
    1,154
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    'Tiny me' do different size backpacks including mini. They are good quality and you can get them personalised too which I find handy

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to bel2466 For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (05-09-2016)

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,765
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked
    933
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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.

  11. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RmumR For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (05-09-2016),VicPark  (05-09-2016)

  12. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    3,026
    Thanks
    4,105
    Thanked
    1,767
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  13. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,765
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked
    933
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    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

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to RmumR For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (06-09-2016)

  15. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    13
    Reviews
    0
    I bought my DS1 (2) backpack from Kmart.

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to jennykins For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (07-10-2016)

  17. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    2,626
    Thanks
    377
    Thanked
    368
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    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.

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Nafsika For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (07-10-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23-01-2016, 01:30
  2. Recommended a baby backpack
    By Nica80 in forum Product Recommendations & Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-10-2015, 15:18
  3. Ccr on preschool
    By maternidade in forum Preschools and Schools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-10-2015, 14:57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Melbourne Natural Medicine ClinicLeading natural health practitioners in fertility, preconception, pregnancy, and children's health. We take an ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Hcg levels have basically plateauedpregnancy and babies through IVF
Is this a positive???Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
IVF Babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017 #3pregnancy and babies through IVF
CQUni STEPSHubbers who are studying
Noble NovemberConception & Fertility General Chat
Delightful DecemberConception & Fertility General Chat
Medicare cardsGeneral Chat
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›