Little Backpacks for Little Kids: Best Small Bags for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Little Backpacks for Little Kids: Best Small Bags for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Carrie McBride
Aug 5, 2015
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Little kids need little backpacks—just enough to hold lunch or a snack and a few little treasures, but not so much that they are weighed down and uncomfortable. If your toddler or preschooler is headed off to daycare, school, or camp, here are some cute options for small backpacks sized just right for small kids.

A note: Many of the backpacks below come in similar styles, but different colors or animals so if you like the general look, check the brands' other options, too.

  1. Kawaii PÄC Mini Backpack Lola, Milkdot, $29.99
  2. SoYoung Orange Fox Toddler Backpack, Black Wagon, $44
  3. Grey Elephant Backpack, Land of Nod, $29
  4. Dolce & Panna (Ice Cream Cones) Little Kid Pack, Beatrix NY, $42
  5. Happy Camper Kiddie Play Pack, Sugarbooger by Ore Originals, $25.95
  6. Bat Backpack (100% recycled fabric), Apple Park, $44
  7. Kanken Mini Backpack Warm Yellow by Fjällräven, Amazon, $65
  8. Marmot Kids Half-Hitch, Zappos, $39
  9. Wolf Toddler Backpack, My Sweet Muffin, $25
  10. Dollhouse Backpack, Company Kids, $18.99 on sale
  11. Play it Again Sam Back Pack with Detachable Doll, My Sweet Muffin, $26
  12. Owls Pack 'n Snack Backpack, Wildkin, $27.99
  13. Unicorn Zoo Pack, Skip Hop, $20
  14. Curious George Ready For School Blue Toddler Backpack, PBS Kids, $29.99
  15. Later Gator Nibbler in Snap Dragon, MadPax, $32
  16. Polo Ralph Lauren Kids Camp Small Backpack, Zappos, $50
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