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where would i get a backpack with a parent strap?

(10 Posts)
yogabonkers Sun 31-Jul-11 20:38:18

looking for a rucksack for my 5 year old that has a bit that fastens round his tummy, and a parent strap at the back so i can stop him running away and pack the shopping at the same time...

i have seen ones on john lewis, but they are too wee. he is pretty big.

anyone use anything like this, and if so , where did you get it?

IndigoBell Sun 31-Jul-11 21:16:21

Found some here for you.

ihavenewsockson Sun 31-Jul-11 21:29:11

Little life do some great ones. Ds1 (ASD) has the turtle dinosaur one and DS2 has the cow one.

InfestationofLannisters Sun 31-Jul-11 22:06:31

Little Life animal backpacks are great. My son is in age 5-6 clothes and they still fit him. It's a shame the bigger backpacks don't come with a parent strap though.

mariamagdalena Sun 31-Jul-11 22:08:53

Little life alpine 4 is for older kids and does have a strap. You can also buy the strap to add to a different backpack. Fox's outdoor survival gear shop seems to stck most of them. Sorry can't do links on phone!

InfestationofLannisters Sun 31-Jul-11 22:29:19

Oh I'll have a look, thank you. As long as it has a hook I can use one of the other straps I have I suppose smile

thederkinsdame Sun 31-Jul-11 22:38:54

I would also vote for the Little Life one. DS was still using at 4 and a half when he was height and weight of a six YO.

signandsmile Mon 01-Aug-11 08:42:38

we have a little life one, which has been a life saver, ds is now too big, he is nearly 5 but the size of a 6-7 yr old. (but he is now holding hand) I have always used a really cheap dog lead with it, from the pound shop. We also have a cobblers/shoe repairer who can sew an extra lower strap on, (the top one with the catch is too close to his throat now, IYSWIM. )

ArthurPewty Mon 01-Aug-11 09:35:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

UniS Mon 01-Aug-11 19:59:11

Blacks outdoor shop did ( and may still) do a range of small back packs with hip and chest straps and a carry handle at the top . Boy uses one as a day sack now he is too big for teh little life. I guess the carry handle would be tough enough to clip a strap too. alternatively loop a tie wrap ( cable tie) through the "hose" or mp3 hole and the main zip opening and clip to that.

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