As a new dad I suddenly had an appreciation of what other parents go through. I had no idea just how much a child needs as they grow from baby to toddler and beyond. My little two year old now has a personality all of her own; she knows what she likes, what she doesn’t like and how to let us know. She has also started to get possessive about things and doesn’t like other people touching them. This is where buying her a little backpack has been useful.
My daughter started by picking things up, walking around with them and putting them somewhere else. This developed into placing things into a box or bag and carrying them around in that. It didn’t matter what it was, if she could get it in the bag she would. Now where has the TV remote gone?! When we bought a Little Life day pack with a leash she loved it. It’s just the right size that she can wear it on her back and just about take it off herself. Little Life is one of the better ranges of toddler backpacks I have seen.
Something else her backpack is useful for is nursery, which she has just started. The nursery have supplied a cheap draw-string bag because she needs to take a number of things with her each day; her little toddler slippers, a change of clothes, hat and gloves for example. In the draw-string bag I find that everything is just chucked inside, small items find their way to the bottom, when you move something to the side something else falls in its place. I much prefer a backpack with separate compartments for different items, pockets for smaller things and easy to open flaps.
Something that I found when choosing a backpack for my daughter is that there is a huge range to choose from. Big ones, small ones, funky themes and colors, even backpacks that look like bugs and animals (tortoise shells and ladybugs). What a great way for a little child to carry their thing around with them. With such a wide range to choose from in all manner of designs there is sure to be something to suit everyone.
A toddler backpack is fun, functional and makes it a lot easier for both children and parents to access the contents. A backpack is also a novelty for a child as they wear it across their back and still have their hands free.