Paper and Polka Dots Ladybug Backpack Review and Giveaway

by Lesley

My kids love backpacks. I don’t know what it is about them, but they love having as many as possible. And they never seem to run out of items to fill them up with.

We recently received a backpack from Paper and Polka Dots for review, and it is just too stinkin’ cute!

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Paper and Polka Dots carries a great selection of backpacks for kids of all ages. We received the Ladybug Zoo Packs Little Kid Backpack by Skip Hop.

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This Ladybug Zoo Packs Little Kid Backpack by Skip Hop is the little kid backpack where “fun meets function!” Whimsical details and durable materials make this the perfect on-the-go pack for kids on-the-go!

Easily holds all the supplies your preschooler might need for a busy day of “work” and play, and the mesh side pocket adjusts to fit a juice box, sippy cup or water bottle. The front insulated pouch is ideal for snacks and includes extra pocket for pencils and other travel necessities. Comfy padded straps go easy on little shoulders, and to help the Zoo Pack stay with its keeper, there’s a handy write-on nametag inside!

Made of BPA-free, Phthalate-free & PVC free materials. Zoo Pack measures approximately 11.5″ x 12″ x 5″.

Isn’t it just the cutest little thing? It makes me want a purse like it. I love ladybugs!

Keep in mind that this is a preschool backpack, so while cute, it’s not functional as a school bag for my 9 year old daughter. But she assured me it wouldn’t go to waste. I think it’s already full of art supplies.

Ages 3-5 would be the most appropriate for the Paper and Polka Dot preschool backpacks. But they have many, many others to choose from as well for older kids. All with incredibly adorable, brightly colored designs. Another great thing is that they can be personalized. So not only do they have a cute backpack, they will have their name on it to make it extra special!

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Win a Ladybug Zoo Packs Little Kid Backpack by Skip Hop from Paper and Polka Dots

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Lesley is a mom of two kids - one girl and one boy. She's married to her first and only love, Robby. Author of Dragonflies 'n Daydreams. Her blog has a little bit of everything – life, love, parenting, along with product reviews and giveaways.

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1 Emily N August 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

They get scattered around the house, but end up on the kitchen table.

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2 Virginia Rowell August 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

They throw it on their beds.

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3 Amanda Stauffer August 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

on the kitchen table, that’s where everything ends up. haha

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4 Hoa Le August 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm

In her bedroom

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5 Bonnie Frieden August 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

They end up scattered around the house.

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6 Crissa Robertson August 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I don’t have school aged kids yet but when I was younger my back pack ended wherever I dropped it. Usually in the family room.
If I win I want to give this to my niece who is going to her first year of preschool.

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7 Jenny August 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

They hang them up in the mud room.

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8 Katie O August 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Hang them in the foyer!

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9 Patricia Crowley August 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

The drop them right as soon as they get through the door!

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10 Jessica Beard August 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

On hooks in the foyer.

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11 marybeth i August 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

all over the kitchen, living room and dining room – drives me crazy!

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12 christina August 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

The kids usually put their backpacks in the coat closet when they are done with their homework.

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13 Jessica T August 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

On the coat tree by the front door. . . after they’ve emptied them!

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14 Heather Hayes Panjon August 13, 2012 at 12:19 am

In their bedroom closets !:)

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15 Richelle August 13, 2012 at 12:50 am

I don’t know yet. This will be my child’s first year in pre-school. Hopefully they will get in a good habit.

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16 Hilary August 13, 2012 at 1:00 am

In the hallway or by the stairs

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17 LaVonne August 13, 2012 at 3:53 am

Backpacks, shoes and everything just lands right in front of the door, in the way!

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18 Kathy Stevenson August 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

She leaves it hanging on a chair by the door.

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19 Kathleen August 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Hooks in the playroom (garage convert) behind door.

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20 Kimberly Bauer August 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm

They leave them in the middle of the floor, ugh

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21 Darlene Ysaguirre August 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I have a designated place the entryway closet but they end up scattered on the floor!

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22 Terra Heck August 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Each kid’s backpack goes in their bedrooms. Thanks.
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23 Idaho Jill August 13, 2012 at 4:52 pm

my daughter leaves hers in the laundry room, which is where we enter the house from the garage

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24 Vickie Couturier August 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

they usually land on the nearest chair by the door

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25 KATHY August 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

in the hall closet or in her room

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26 Brandy W. August 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

They go under the chair by the back door or taken to their room.

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27 Noreen August 14, 2012 at 2:13 am

It gets dumped on the floor when they walk in the door even though it should be hung on the hook

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28 Tian A. August 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

In her bed room, thank you.

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29 Natalie August 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm

They hang them on the chairs in the kitchen and then once I empty them they get placed on hooks on the back of the kitchen door.

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30 jenn b August 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

they leave their backpacks in our school room

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31 Cheryl Rahkonen August 15, 2012 at 12:10 am

I have a coat rack that hangs on the wall and they hang their backpacks, purses, and coats on this rack.

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32 Linda G. August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

We have a special place to put the backpacks after school

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33 Ruth Hill August 15, 2012 at 8:58 am

My daughter has a place where it belongs near the door, but it does not always make it there.

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34 Nikki August 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

if they have homework then at the bottom of the steps until it is done if not or if completed then in their rooms near the door with all of tomorrows necessities ready to go

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35 HappyMomC August 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

The leave it just by the door so that we pick it when we leave

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36 Rochel S August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Its usually scattered around the house till I put it away!

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37 Anne N. August 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

It gets put in her bedroom.

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38 Stephanie Wolfe August 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm

All 4 end up on the floor, below the hooks specifically for them:0)

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39 latasia August 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Wherever they throwthem is usually where they lay until I pick them up. Lol

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40 stony August 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm

we have hooks at the front door for bags

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41 Mia Dentice Carey August 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

In the hallway….but if he has homework-on his homework desk then when he’s done back to the hallway so we don’t forget it in the morning

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42 Jamie Brigham August 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Backpacks are scattered in my house, I’ve tried to get them to leave them at the door with no luck lol

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43 nannypanpan August 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I TRY TO KEEP THEM ON THE HOOK IN THE KITCHEN BUT THEY GET SCATTERED
NANNYPANPAN@GMAIL.COM

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44 Sheri August 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Hooks in the hall closet to contain the clutter

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45 Mandi August 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

We leave our backpacks in the bedroom

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46 Kelly D August 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

They usually leave them on the couch.

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47 kimbuckjr August 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

My daughter’s backpack is thrown immediately on the floor as we walk through the front door. Ugh, it’s very aggravating!
kimbuckjr

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48 Stacy August 17, 2012 at 12:35 am

Unfortunately scattered around the house.

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49 DebbieKL August 17, 2012 at 3:29 am

We hang ours on a hook with the coats!

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50 Eileen August 17, 2012 at 5:22 am

We have a very small house with no real entrance and no hooks for them, so the bags have to be taken to the kitchen table for study time, then back to the kid’s rooms when dinner is on. Then BACK to the table for study, and BACK to their rooms for bedtime. my gosh, are some of those books HEAVY they have to pack.

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51 chana August 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

usually ends up on the floor

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52 paige aka mrs. bacon August 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

at the hall closet door. Not in it mind you, just outside the door.

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53 Ashley M August 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

She tosses it on the floor as soon as she walks in!

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54 Laura Baldonado August 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

We have a designated hook for backpacks/jackets to go when we get home. Although, our girls prefer to just throw things wherever they want when they get home we do our best to get them to hang them up neatly ;o)

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55 gala August 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

They hang them up in the closet in their bedroom.

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56 Angela Akinniyi August 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

They leave them on the floor or on the kitchen table. :(

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57 cindy Melo August 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

My daughter is four and uses her backpack for coloring book and crayons to take with her. She would love this

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58 Mandi August 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

Right now in her room

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59 Kristy Thiel August 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

definitely scattered around our house!

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60 MageeMommy August 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I put my kids backpack in the front closet.

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61 Teresha August 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

she has a hook for he backpack by the door

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62 Melissa P. August 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm

My son leaves his in the living room. Then I go through it to make sure all homework was done and to sign his daily journal. Then I put it in the kitchen for the morning routine.

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63 michelle riebeek August 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

A hook in their room.

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64 vickie August 19, 2012 at 6:56 am

Scattered around the house

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65 april yedinak August 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

they keep them in their bedrooms

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66 Tami Vollenweider August 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

My Son would bring it to his Room!

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67 annette campbell August 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

A shelf in her closet

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68 Christina Burrell August 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

He puts it in the hall closet.

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69 Maryann August 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

They get scattered around the house

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70 Staci A August 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

We keep ours on a hook by the back door.

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71 Karen Gonyea August 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm

They have their own hooks in the closet.

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72 Brooke R. August 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Last year we had to designate a place just inside the front door. Otherwise we would lose our minds looking for them in the morning.

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73 Amy August 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

My kids have asset of hooks to place them on, but they usually end up in the kitchen floor.

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74 dario August 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

she brings it to her room and its supposed to hang behind the door on a hook but usually doesnt

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75 Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

on the table
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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76 Kelley F August 21, 2012 at 11:50 pm

My kids leave their backpacks on a chair in the dining room.

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77 MissE August 23, 2012 at 1:20 am

They put them away in the closet! :D

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78 Kimberly B. August 23, 2012 at 3:13 am

They end up on our fireplace.

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79 Karry August 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

They have to put it on the hooks in their rooms but it ends up on floor

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80 Leah Baird August 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

On the hooks, maybe on the ground if they are rushing to do something else.

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81 Robert Pyszk August 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

By the kitchen table

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82 Janet Vickers August 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

They end up on the countertop!

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83 Cassandra Eastman August 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

On the barstool by the garage door!

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84 linda trinklein August 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

we hang it up by the door :)

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85 Susan Chester August 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

My kids always dropped them on the kitchen table.

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86 LB August 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm

We have a coat rack next to the front door

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87 Caitlin McClure August 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

in his room

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88 kathy pease August 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

oh mine just throw them on the floor

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89 sarah thompson August 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

On the hook with their picture!!

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90 andrea August 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

THey are on hooks by the door

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91 Jen August 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

Right when my two girls walk in the front door they are dropped by the closet by the door.

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92 Anita Sears August 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

They leave them in the kitchen, on the floor. I have a place, but they never end up there unless I put them there, lol!

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93 Chelsea August 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm

They hang them on a hook by the garage door

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94 Tamar August 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

On the couch. Not the best place. We’re moving and I’ll see what happens then!

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95 vera August 28, 2012 at 2:29 am

We have hooks by the door so they won’t forget them in the morning before they leave :-)

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96 Jckie August 28, 2012 at 3:40 am

The designated place would be their room… But somehow they always end up on the stairs

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97 Shannon F. August 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

They end up right in front of the door on the floor but there is a designated spot for them in the coat closet.

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98 Liz Ticona August 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

We have a designated spot which is by the door but unfortunately they just take it off and put it anywhere! I’m trying to teach them, they are still little though, youngest is 3 but still! lol

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99 Kim H August 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Usually in the kitchen.
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100 sara rose August 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

Unfortunately we don’t have a designated place for our bags so the just end up on our couch. I Need to make a spot cause it drives me crazy!

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101 alissa August 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

in a bin near her room. we try to stay organized.

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102 Paula Tavernie August 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Scattered around the house!!!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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103 ryan minton August 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

they end up scattered around the house

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104 polly August 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

they always landed on the kitchen table

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105 Becky Grayson August 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

After homework is done the backpacks are stacked by the front door. This way there is no frantic looking for the homework papers or the backpacks. With four to get to school we have to have organization or I would lose my sanity.

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106 Beth Willis August 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm

We have hooks that the kids are supposed to hang their backpacks up on when they come in the house but they normally get thrown on the floor.

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107 natalie August 30, 2012 at 12:07 am

Since she is only 7 months old, it is where ever I leave it – usually on her door handle

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108 CoffeeJitters August 30, 2012 at 12:36 am

we could use one of those – of course, it would probably spend more time on the floor than on her back…

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109 kendra W August 30, 2012 at 1:55 am

they’re supposed to hang them by the door, but they end up thrown on the floor by the door..

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110 Emilee August 30, 2012 at 2:52 am

We have a closet designated for all fo the different bags that the kids use, including backpacks, dance class bags, and awana bags.

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111 Sumer August 30, 2012 at 2:53 am

My 3 year old throws hers on the ground when she gets home from pre-school.

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112 Cindy Merrill August 30, 2012 at 4:29 am

My granddaughter carries hers around everywhere- even tried to sneak in a baby skunk she found near our sheds: Her parents had a hard time explaining to her why the baby skunk was not a “pet”.

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113 Kimberly Russell August 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

definitely the kitchen table

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114 Jeni Lutz August 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

scattered around the house

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115 Missy L August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

We have hooks with everyone’s name on them right by our front door. There’s a hook for a backpack and a hook for a jacket for each person.

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116 Darcey August 30, 2012 at 1:02 pm

They usually bring them into the kitchen where they do their homework, but then the are not always placed by the front door where they should be.

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117 Jammie August 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Where every it lands, usually the couch.

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118 Becky August 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

We have a place but they end up scattered around the house…

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119 Amber Porter August 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My kids leave them in the car, so I bring them in and put them all together by the front door.

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120 Jennifer Chiafalo August 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

They either shove them in the shoe closet or drop them on the bench in the living room, open with everything falling out.

5 year olds are classy.

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121 benita August 30, 2012 at 6:43 pm

They take them into their room.

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122 melina r August 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm

when they come home they scatter them between the living room and the kitchen, at the end of the day they hang them in their rooms on hooks specifically placed for the backpacks

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123 Susie August 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

My daughter leaves hers next to the piano in the dining room.

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124 Saver Sara August 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm

by the front door

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125 michelle colon August 31, 2012 at 12:21 am

on the floor somewhere or in daddys chair since it is right by the door!

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126 Cristi August 31, 2012 at 12:26 am

They take them to their rooms and hang them on hooks.

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127 Sarah Y August 31, 2012 at 1:35 am

they drop them wherever…makes me crazy

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128 Tanya White August 31, 2012 at 1:45 am

We do have a designed space, we have stairs enclosed by a door leading to our upstairs and there are coat hooks where they hang their book bags and coats.

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129 brenda Elsner August 31, 2012 at 6:23 am

The kids usually just drop them by the door.

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130 Ciara B. August 31, 2012 at 10:58 am

they usually leave them by the front door or in their room

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131 Jennifer Peaslee August 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

My nieces and nephews dont go to school yet, but some will start next year…not sure where they’ll put their bag

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132 Jessica Rose August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

They get dropped one inch inside the door, right onto of their shoes =P

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133 Chelsea M August 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm

They end up anywhere and everywhere

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134 Re Morgan August 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

they drop them in the mudroom.

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135 Ann Council August 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

They put them on their beds.

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136 Jenny August 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm

My kids leave them in the mudroom when entering the house…they would probable leave it there if I didn’t remind them to do their homework!

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137 Tonya Extine Hopkins August 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm

He places it by the front door, but I put it in his room before bed

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138 Teresa Thompson August 31, 2012 at 6:43 pm

We tend to be pretty organized with everything.

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139 Laurie Emerson August 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

My husband make a pegboard for the front hall and there is a peg with a name above each one. They put them on the pegs when they come home and after they are done with them, homework etc. they put them back on the pegs so they know where to find them in the morning.
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140 kat August 31, 2012 at 8:37 pm

My daughter will love this.

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141 Kristin August 31, 2012 at 9:11 pm

ALL. OVER.

It drives me nuts!

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142 Gianna August 31, 2012 at 9:14 pm

They keep them in their rooms.

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