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Best Backpacks for School
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It’s no surprise that backpacks come in every shape, size and color, making it tricky for parents and kids to choose just one. From character-covered and cute to simple and sophisticated, there are tons of backpacks to choose from. Of course, a backpack also has to be practical and safe for kids to wear to school everyday.
Be sure keep in mind the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines on backpack safety when shopping as backpacks can cause strain on your child’s back and shoulders that may cause posture problems. Here are a few things to look for when shopping for a kid’s backpack:
- Wide, padded shoulder straps
- Padded back
- Waist strap
- Rolling function
We’ve rounded up the best backpacks for kids that are stylish, sturdy and safe for growing backs. Check them out below.
Best for Toddlers: Skip Hop Zoo Backpack
Best for Elementary Schoolers: State Kane Kids Backpack
Best for Middle Schoolers: Vaschy Classic Backpack
Best for High Schoolers: JanSport TDN7 Big Student Backpack
Best Rolling Backpack: J World New York Sunrise Rolling Backpack
Best Clear Backpack: Trail Maker Clear Backpack With Reinforced Strap
Best Personalized Backpack: Pottery Barn Mackenzie Backpack
Best Mini Backpack: Hotstyle Bestie Mini Backpack
Best for Laptops: L.L. Bean Super Deluxe Book Pack
Best Affordable: Everest Basic Backpack
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