I don’t know about you, but I love it when my kids receive items that are not toys. Yes, toys are fun and bring a lot of joy; but so do non-toy items. My youngest got a Zip & Zoe mini backpack recently. If you can’t tell by the pictures, he loves it. This bag is beyond perfect for any young toddler. The dinosaur print we received is so cute. However, if you (or your kid) aren’t into dinosaurs, Zip & Zoe have a plethora of print options.


Besides the amazing prints, this bag has it all. It fits perfectly on both my 1 year old and 2 year old. It’s not too bulky or big, yet not too small that it doesn’t fit anything in it. We took a trip to the beach as soon as we got it. I was able to fit many sand toys, snacks, and water for my son. It did not weigh him down at all. If truth were told, I’m not sure he even noticed he had it on.


We did not use the harness – my son hardly knows how to walk. Luckily for us, that is easily removed. The front clasp allows you peace of mind both if using the harness or not. It easily secures the backpack to the child, ensuring that it doesn’t come off (this is especially important if you use the harness).

My absolute favorite thing about this backpack is how easy it is to clean. Parents and guardians have enough to fill our day. We don’t need something that is so hard to clean that it takes up too much time. This bag easily wipes clean. After our beach day, I simply flipped it upside down to get all the sand out, and then took a slightly damp towel to clean the inside. Took less than 5 minutes to get the backpack back to perfect condition. Who doesn’t love easy to clean items?

I very much recommend this item to anyone who has a young toddler or needs gift ideas for one. If you look at Zip & Zoe’s website (you can find it here), you will find many different patterns for this particular backpack as well 2 additional sizes for their backpacks (you can’t forget the older kiddos), lunch boxes, drinking bottles, and more.