A lot of backpack manufacturers seem to make products that fall into two categories: tiny ones for your five-year-old and one size for everyone else. This can be a bit of a nuisance as your child starts to grow. All their books will definitely not fit in those Hannah Montana backpacks that are about a foot long, but you don’t want them to tip over with a standard size. Kids essentially have to grown into the bag. But what you can do is choose one that isn’t as bulky.
For instance, Jansport backpacks come in a one-zipper bag and the larger, two-zipper bag. The latter is better for teens and up, or people who need a more rugged backpack for traversing the great outdoors. While that one-zipper enclosure may seem just a tad long on your kid’s back, it should still fit comfortably so long as you do not over-stuff it with books and the like. Stick with simpler bags and they’ll make it through the school year just fine. With quality brands like Jansport and the North Face backpacks, they’ll last for years to come and it won’t require frequent replacement.
Check out the cool designs and patterns and find one that’s right for your child.