The Best Toddler Backpacks For Boys

Finding the best backpack for your toddler can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. You find one that is comfortable and and then your toddler doesn’t like it, or they point out one that they like and you find that it is not well made or will not fit them well. That is why I have decided to create this guide to backpacks for toddlers, to show you the most popular backpacks for boys, while you can rest easy knowing that these backpacks are good quality and will last through the punishment that toddlers can put their possessions through!

So what should I be looking for?

Firstly, it’s not all about the design. While your toddler may love a backpack with their favourite cartoon character on, the most important thing is that the backpack fits well. Whether you are ordering a backpack online, or you are buying from a shop, you should make sure that that it fits snugly. Secondly, you should make sure that the backpack you buy is of good quality. Read reviews that other people who have brought the bag on places such as Amazon, this will enable you to make the best possible decision about which bag to buy.

Show me the backpacks

To make things easier for you, you will find below our reviews of some of the most popular backpacks for toddlers, on this list we have decided to only include those which we fill are of good enough quality to make this list and have carefully scoured the internet to see if any problems have been reported with these backpacks. If you see one that you (or your toddler!) may like, click on the image to be taken to Amazon which is generally the cheapest place to get backpacks.

Olive Kids Trains, Planes and Trucks Pack ‘n Snack Backpack


Let’s face it.. What boy doesn’t love trains, plains and trucks? This backpack is ideal for toddlers and has an eye catching design. It has been designed to be ideal for packing your toddler’s lunch as it has a food-safe, easy-to-clean front pocket for storing food and you can even get a matching lunchbox to go with it. The pocket also has a mesh pouch on the inside that you can use to put an ice pack to keep your toddler’s food cool. The backpack is fairly spacious and is very lightweight, so you won’t have to worry about your child finding the backpack too heavy.

Yodo Dinosaur Backpack With Lunch Pack & Leash


ROAR! If your boy loves dinosaurs, then this may be the backpack to get! This is a great value backpack as it also comes with a free lunch pack and a leash, so you won’t have to buy them separately. The backpack is designed for children between 18 and 48 months old and is ideal for your child to take to daycare or whenever you go on a day trip somewhere. The leash is 50 inches long which can help give your child a sense of freedom, without you worrying about them running on to a busy road, and the lunch pack is insulated, making sure that your toddler’s lunch stays cool.

Disney Cars Shaped Toddler Backpack

Most boys love the Disney movie Cars, so if your toddler like this movie then this is the backpack that you should get! This backpack is a little larger than the ones above, so it is best for toddlers aged 2 -3 or above. It is a good backpack with plenty of room for your toddler to carry everything that they might need in daycare, however one minor complaint would be that there is only one compartment, which can make keeping things organized more difficult.

Mountaintop Kids Toddler Backpack

Does your toddler want a more grown up backpack? Or maybe you want something more sensible and comfortable for you child? Then this may be the right one. This backpack is designed just like a adult hiking backpack, but it has been reduced in size for toddlers so that it fits children under 5 perfectly. This means that this backpack is easily the most comfortable one on this list, with plenty of padding on the adjustable shoulder straps, and even a sternum strap to stop the backpack from moving when your child is running or playing. The backpack is also made of waterproof material and is very spacious.

Little JJ Cole Toddler Train Backpack

I just couldn’t resist adding another train backpack into this list of the best toddler backpacks for boys. This is another great backpack and unlike many other backpacks that are designed for toddlers, it is designed to allow your child to fit a standard sized folder in it (the backpack comes with a folder that fits), which is useful for homework. The backpack has a reflective patch on it to help keep your toddler visible and safe, which is particularly useful with dark winter evenings ahead and also features two compartments and two side pockets, which is great for keeping things organized.

If you know of any other great toddler backpacks for boys, please let us and our readers know in the comments below!

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