What you need to know when choosing the right bag for your child: Top 10 things!

Not all bags are made equal, buying the right school bag is a very important decision that you need to make for your child.

Important things to look for when buying a backpack:

  1. Durability-can last through the year
  2. Lots of pockets, including water bottle pocket
  3. Adjustable and padded shoulder straps in order to adjust according to the child size
  4. Padded Back wall so it is easy on the back
  5. Size appropriate for the child’s age-there is no point having a huge backpack since lower grades do not get to carry a lot of books or homework
  6. Bag weight-you do not want a heavy backpack since there is enough things to make it even heavy. Bag weight should not be one of them.
  7. Style-not only does that bag should be trendy but it should match your child’s personality
  8. Waterproof-very important not to get the content inside wet when it rains
  9. Tough, abrasion-resistant bottom panel for all those times that your child drags the bag on the classroom floor
  10. Comfortable top grab handle-a child should be able to grab the backpack from the top if needed

Girls friendly bonus:

Small pocket to store Shopkins or any other small items

Read our detailed review of Herschel Backpack here