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Vay is starting Kindergarten this year, I can’t believe this time has come. I am so excited for her but also so nervous. At her school kindergarten is a full day 9-3 and I am a little sad to not be with her for that long. Everyone says after kindergarten I will be excited when school starts but we will see. Vay is so excited to start school and was even more excited to get a big girl backpack and a lunch box. Every time someone would ask her if she is starting school this year she would tell them “Yes, but my mommy hasn’t bought me a backpack and a lunch box. I need a backpack and a lunch box.” So when the time came to go them she had to look at every store before she made her decision. I had no idea buying a backpack could be so hard. I just thought we would go to the store and Vay would pick out her favorite one but I was wrong.
We went to the first store and there was a ton of backpacks to choose from. I thought okay, she has to find one she likes here. Then, I was standing there taking a better look at these backpacks and noticed the quality. Some of them had cheap fabrics and were already fraying. Then, I would find one that looked nice but the zipper would already be broken and others where the zipper was hard to move and I knew it would break soon. I don’t remember my backpacks being so cheaply made when I was younger.
When we went to the stores a lot of the backpacks were really big on her, all I could think about was as soon as all her school supplies went in her backpack it was going to tip her over. I didn’t know they had different size school backpacks, that was until I started looking online. I learned for kindergartners, first graders and possibly second graders you should get a size small around 14-16 inches long. Then for the bigger kids, you can get a large size around 17 inches long. Most of the backpacks I found are 17″.
The third thing I really wanted on her backpack was side pockets for her water bottle, the last thing you want is to put the water bottle in the backpack with her homework and the bottle leak everywhere. This way she also wouldn’t have to be digging in her backpack every time she wanted to take a sip.
Vays teacher already sent out the list of everything she will need for school so I was able to shop early for all her school supplies. Vay wanted to look at every store before she made her decision on a backpack but ended up not finding one she liked that was good quality so we ended up buying hers on Amazon. She sat down with me and looked at some of the backpacks online. She absolutely loved the look of the one we got and after reading all the reviews I decided to order it. We already got her backpack in and we both love it. It looks very well made, it’s a great material that is waterproof and it may last longer than one school year or at least I hope it will.
Here are five of my favorite backpacks
- This is the backpack I bought for my daughter. It comes in 4 different colors. Mint, Pink, Purple and blue. You can also choose what size you want small or large. It is waterproof and has a lot of pockets on the inside too. You can order this HERE.
- Disney Moana Backpack– The Disney store has a lot of really cute backpacks and right now they have a great deal if you buy a backpack you get a lunch box for $2. This backpack is 16″ in height.
- Pink Cat Backpack– This is the other backpack I was considering ordering. It comes in two sizes small and medium. I thought it was a really good price since It comes with the backpack, lunchbox, and pencil bag but there were no reviews and my daughter liked the other one more.
Waterproof Girls Princess backpack – This is the cutest backpack ever. My daughter wanted this one the most but I felt it would be too big for her. You have 5 colors to choose from but only comes in one size. It is about 16.9″ in height. You can order just the backpack, backpack and lunch box or backpack, lunch box and purse.
- Lightweight canvas Girls Backpack– This backpack would be best for older kids since it is 17.3″ in height. Comes with the backpack, lunch bag, and pencil case. You can pick from 7 different colors. This backpack is so cute, a great price for everything it comes with and had all 5 stars in the reviews.