Your average kids’ backpack is just about half the height of your average 3-year-old. And as I watched my toddler struggle (and fail) to stay upright wearing the sparkly, sequined, 16-inch pack she originally picked for her first day of preschool, I quickly realized “kids” does not mean one-size-fits-all.
When her slapstick routine ended, we headed to Target in search of more appropriately sized options — and we were not disappointed. You can find our top knapsack picks — listed in toddler-appropriate sizes between 9 inches and 12 inches — ahead.
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