Part of the build up to the holidays and a trip or vacation is choosing new luggage. It’s always a good idea to involve the whole family and go out and buy children their own piece of luggage from a range of travel backpacks for kids.
It does not have to be a very large backpack. They come in various shapes, sizes, colours and themes. There is one to fit every price range. But, it would be a good idea to choose one that can be taken onto a flight as hand luggage. Many airlines now charge per bag if it has to go in the hold and it would add to the overall weight allowance.
The kids can pack it themselves, with whatever they need to keep them occupied during the journey. Particularly, with younger children this gives them a little responsibility. At the same time using packs can reduce the weight of the main suitcase and leave more capacity for the essential items.
Just remember to check, if you have to pass through security or passport control that the children have not packed any items which will cause problems, if they set the detectors off.
The backpack has to be sturdy and fit for purpose. Make sure that any straps are adjustable so that it can easily be altered to fit the child. They will be happy to carry a rucksack which fits properly rather than one that is heavy and uncomfortable to wear.
Fashion, style and colour will probably be more important to the girls than the boys and to get them to take ownership it is best to along with their choice. As many of the younger children are into various television themes or characters allowing them to make their own choice from travel backpacks for kids, could help to avoid a lot of grief later on.