I recently shared all my very strong opinions about children’s backpacks with you. I included a few toddler and preschooler smaller-frame options in the mix, and they’re great. But if I’m honest, I feel very passionately about the Skip Hop Zoo PackÂ and I barely mentioned it. So here goes!
We bought the Monkey Skip Hop Mini Backpack when my now third grader was three years old. We’ve had it in the house and filled with incidental restaurant and car trip goodies for five years. It looks good as new. Since then, they’ve rolled out nearly a gajillion other cute animal patterns. Each time I see one out in the wild world, I feel a kinship with the parent or child carrying it. So cute, people!
My only caution would be to choose a design with less white and pale colors if you’re kid is dirty or will be dragging it around a lot.Â
The bag is totally washable, fairly durable, and completely adorable. Let this be the time your little one carries a flipping precious penguin bag before hitting the real world of elementary school and settling for basic blue. And it’s only about $20.
My current favorite designs are hippo, shark, unicorn, and bee! Which ones do you love?
Not sponsored, just in love with this hand-me-down monkey backpack that is living a second life with our youngest preschooler. See also my very strong opinions about elementary school backpacks.