Monkeys and Other Animals on Your Back
- What: Skip Hop Zoo Little Kids’ Backpacks
- When: 18 months to 6 years
- Why: Affordable, durable, adorable
- Where: Amazon
I can’t say enough good things about Skip Hop and their kid-sized lunch products. So when my youngest child wanted to expand our collection, I ordered one of their adorable yet durable backpacks for young kids.
My youngest son, who’s clearly not so young anymore, recently asked for a backpack. He makes the weekly trek a couple of blocks from school to soccer without any parental sherpas to carry his lunch, water bottle, and other belongings for him. He wanted to put all his stuff on his back and enjoy the walk with his friends, and he knew just what he wanted.
This backpack can hold all his things, including his Skip Hop Lunch box, his Skip Hop water bottle, a change of clothes, and a few other things he requires. Yet the smaller size won’t weight him down or overpower him with the load. He loves carrying it so much, he puts it on his back for the short trip from the house to the car and from school to the car, and pretty much any other time he can come up with an excuse to carry it. He request this style specifically because so many of his classmates have different styles from the same brand.
You, too, can choose your favorite from over 20 animals, including hedgehog, llamas, and bats, as well as more common animals like cats, dogs, and dinosaurs. Made especially for younger kids, these bags feature adjustable straps and come with a big main compartment and an easy to wipe down lining. They also have a mesh pocket on the side perfect for sippy cups or water bottles, and a front pocket to store even more essentials within easy reach. The top handle makes it simple for parents to grab when kids don’t want to do the hauling.
Fun textures, bright colors, and whimsical designs combine with the quality I’ve come to expect from Skip Hop for a backpack that appeals to kids but gets the parental stamp of approval, too.