Review: Pink Lining Mini Rucksack – It’s A Dog’s Life
Disclosure: This product was sent to us free for the purpose of this review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own
Isla started nursery just over a month ago. She’s settling in well now, despite there still being tears when I drop her off. Each time I take Isla to nursery she takes a little bag with her that has spare nappies and anything else in there she might need (for a long time this included snacks as a distraction for when I left!) So when I was offered a Pink Lining Mini Rucksack to review I thought it was perfect. We were sent the It’s A Dog’s Life rucksack to try out, so read on to find out what we thought of it.
The Pink Lining Mini Rucksack is perfect for Isla to take to nursery with the few littles bits she needs there. We’ve found that it fits a few nappies, a pack of wipes, some nappy bags and a small changing mat in there perfectly. And with it being a mini rucksack, it means it fits on Isla’s peg perfectly, and doesn’t take up loads of room like some of the kids bags there can do. The rucksack can actually fit up to 5 kgs of bits in it. Though I’m not sure Isla is ready to carry that much around with her yet!
The bag also has a handy name tag section on the inside of the bag, so you can write your little one’s name on there. Always handy for when sending it to nursery with your child!
The bag is easy to wipe clean as well, so when Mummy is a noggin and drops it in a puddle (!!) it doesn’t mean that the bag is ruined, or has to go through the wash, and wait for it to dry before it can be used again.
The bag will be wonderful once Isla starts walking as well, and refusing to be carried anywhere, as it comes with detachable reins. This means that Isla can walk around, with her rucksack on, and as long as I have hold of the other end, I can be confident in knowing she won’t run off or get lost anywhere. And she’ll still think that she’s being a big girl and walking on her own with her lovely rucksack on. We’re both happy. The shoulder straps are adjustable, as is the waist belt support clasps on it.
We’ve also used the mini rucksack when going out for dinner a couple of times. We’ve filled the bag with a couple of Isla’s favourite books, and a couple of her favourite toys to keep her entertained while we’re waiting for food to arrive. It even has a handy little zip pocket in the front, which perfectly fits in a couple of little snack bars to keep her (and Mummy) going if food is taking longer than expected.
Isla loves wearing her Pink Lining Mini Rucksack, and also loves to chew on the straps, which seem to be pretty `ewaq1hard-wearing so far, and are showing no signs of wear and tear despite the constant gnawing and sucking on them (teething is great).
On a slightly related matter, which I discovered when having a mooch around Pink Lining’s website, and I think is a wonderful idea! Pink Lining provide 10% off orders to anyone with an Armed Forces photo ID! What a great way to support our forces. Wouldn’t it be cute if Pink Lining designed a mini kit bag, so that kids could have one that matched their Mummy/Daddy’s kit bags!?