I really love a new bag. It doesn’t matter whether it is a lovely handbag, a new suitcase, a purse or even a crisp new canvas shopping bag. There’s something really satisfying about using a new bag. My children are all just like me. They love nothing more than to get a new bag and fill it with all of their favourite treasured possessions. With 3 boys, finding nice bags can be a challenge, and more often than not, backpacks either come covered in tacky cartoon characters like Ben 10 or plastered with footballs. I like the kids to have things that are a lit bit more child-like and unique.
With Thurston starting school, there was a whole new bag-finding opportunity. The lovely people over at Pink Lining sent Thurston the most beautiful and adorable Robbie the Robot Picture Rucksack. I couldn’t have chosen a more perfect bag for Thurston to start school life with. The backpack is shaped like the classic school satchel, but with 2 straps so that it can be worn on the back which makes it much easier for little Thurston.
One of the best features of this backpack is the picture window. There is a clear plastic window on the front of the bag which can be used to keep a name label in so that kids know it is their bag, or to proudly display their latest masterpiece of art that they have worked on at school that day. Because of Thurston’s Autism, I was worried he was going to struggle to identify his bags in amongst all the other childrens’ bags at school. However, the Pink Lining Picture Backpack is so unique and gorgeous that it will be easy to spot in a crowd, and if he still struggles, he will be able to see his picture and name in the picture window.
The Pink Lining products are beautiful quality and Thurston is really lucky to have such a lovely gift from them. It suits him so well and the pattern is classic and cute. The bag opens and closes using velcro which is easy for little hands to master. There is a mesh pocket on the inside to help organise school things. The front of the bag is made from 100% cotton poplin EVA laminate which is simple to wipe-clean with a damp cloth, which will keep it looking lovely and fresh, and good as new.
I couldn’t be happier with his fab little backpack and it makes me excited to think off him toddling off to school in a couple of weeks with these little robots on his back to keep him company!
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