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Can you believe it’s back to school season? My kids still have over three weeks of summer, but I know many schools start back up this week. We have a few fun back-to-school posts scheduled for this week, and we’re kicking things off with the best toddler backpacks!

Of course, toddlers aren’t lugging around schoolbooks just yet, but whether heading to preschool or daycare, they still need a way to transport snacks, artwork, supplies, and maybe some extra clothes. A question that comes up a lot is what size backpack to buy a toddler. That depends on the size of your child and how much space they need. Most toddler backpacks are between 11 and 15 inches tall – I recommend staying on the low end of that young toddlers and moving up to 15 inches for their last year of preschool or kindergarten. The 15-inch size will look huge on them at first, but they’ll grow into it before you even know it.

Oh, and I have to say that if you are looking for the best value, I highly recommend the Skip Hop Toddler Backpack for just $19.99! There’s a reason it has thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, and there are over 15 different characters. One of them is sure to excite your toddler!

1 | SoYoung Raw Linen Bunny Tile  2 | Cat & Jack Nit Tiger  3 | Cat & Jack Puffer Rainbow  4 | Walker Goods Mini Arrow  5 |  Skip Hop Little Zoo  6 | Cat & Jack Silver Rainbow Strap  7 | Pottery Barn Kids Mackenzie  8 | STATE Bags Rainbow Mini Kane  9 | Fjallraven Re-Kanken Mini  10 | Wonder Nation Dino-Mite  11 | Parkland Edison  12 | Cat & Jack Dinosaur  13 | Petit Collage Ice Pops  14 | STATE Bags Airplane Mini Kane  15 | Herschel Supply Co Heritage