Whether your little one is off to nursery this September, or getting more and more jealous about their older siblings’ back-to-school supplies, a backpack is an essential item whatever school year you’re in. We’ve taken a look at our favourite backpacks for younger children, and rounded up our favourites here.
With wide and adjustable carrying straps, a chest strap and a bottle holder, this is the perfect little backpack for all your tot’s possessions. Coming in four eye-catching designs, this will definitely stand the test of time. We also love the handy name badge to avoid confusion.
It might be a little too expensive for a school backpack, but we’re sure your little one will love this for years, and that this cute bag will stand the test of time. Made by Kipling, the bag has one main compartment with an interior zipped pocket, and a smaller pocket on the outside. Strong and sturdy, with the iconic gorilla keyring attached, this will definitely stand out in the pile of book bags.
With a two-year warranty, this Cars backpack is bound to last the hustle and bustle of the playground. From the comfortable straps to the reflective details, we love everything about this cute bag for your mini Cars fanatic!
A cute choice for your mini-me, this grown-up looking backpack is perfect for those trying to be more like mummy! Fully lined, water resistant and with a headphone port for when they’re old enough to use them, this is one back-to-school purchase that will be used in years to come.
It doesn’t get cuter than this Shark Face Rucksack from George at Asda. Snap up (see what we did there) a bargain with this £8 bag, complete with 3D teeth, fins and adjustable straps. It also comes with a cute matching hat, for those unexpectedly warm September days.
Of course, this one isn’t just for girls, but Frozen fans are bound to fall in love with this little backpack. With adjustable back straps and a locker loop for hanging the bag up on the cloakroom peg, this glittery backpack is a firm favourite with us. Now, what was the Frozen song again?...
Because foxes are set to be HUGE this Autumn, your tot will be right on trend with this cute backpack from George at Asda. With a drawstring top, adjustable shoulder straps and a cute embroidered fox face detail, complete with 3D ears, this is bound to go down well with your little fashionista.
We fell in love with this range of cute 3D bags the minute we saw them – from butterflies to bunnies, there really is a toddler sized day sacks for every occasion! Ideal for keeping all those snacks and toys nearby, the detachable parental rein and waist strap are also really clever features.
With the clever addition of reins, this mini unicorn backpack is an essential for your little explorer. The unicorn face, complete with a 3D horn is bound to go down well with your toddler and make this a bag they won’t want to take off.
This adorable little satchel is bound to cause a stir in the playground! We love the rainbow strap and the vintage feel to this bag, designed by Jools Oliver for Mothercare.
One that is bound to put a smile on your face, whatever the season, this cute, smiley bee bag definitely has the ‘aww’ factor! We love the 3D elements, and how eye catching this will be for your tot to find.
This cool metallic backpack is definitely one you’ll be wanting to borrow/ won’t mind being seen with on the school run! This eye-catching bag will not only be easy to spot in the playground, it will be a hit for years to come.
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