The Best Eco-Friendly Carrying Solutions For Kids

Times are a changin’! With reusable bags becoming more and more popular and even mandatory in some stores, the importance of reduce, reuse and recycle is becoming more and more important in our every day lives. Of course, when you set by example, the little ones always replicate. Both of my daughters HAVE to carry their own bag when we shop, its just the thing to do!

There are some bags that work well for any age, but most of ours are so big, they are as tall as my youngest, which is why I went on my hunt for searching down the best eco-friendly carry solutions for kids.

1. Reisenthel Market Basket for Kids

Hands down, our favorite! As a fan of their reusable bags, totes and infamous Mother and Child bag, we were excited to test this basket ($29.95) out. My daughter loved it and it was very easy for her to handle thanks to the lightweight frame. The lined basket has a drawstring closure, so if you encounter rain on the way home, no worries it can be covered quickly by tightening the drawstring.

2. Envirosax Children’s Bags

For Fall 2010, Envirosax debuted some new styles for kids! The non-toxic and environmentally friendly 2010 Kids collection is a really fun and vibrant addition to the Animal Planet and Original line. Carousel horses, Robots, Paper Dolls, ‘To The Moon’ space ships and ABC Block designs decorate the bags.

3. Blue Q Small Reusable Totes

Blue Q bags ($9.95)are smaller and great for gifting or toting small items. They are made from 95% post-consumer recycled content printed with bright, fun retro designs on both the inside and outside.

4. Toddler Totes by Tiny Rose Designs on Etsy

These handmade mini totes ($10) are so adorable and have an added stabilizer to help maintain its shape, so they don’t collapse. The added bow adds a sweet touch.

5. RuMe Jr. Reusable Bags

RuMe Jr. bags ($10.75) are durable, machine washable, have a water resistant coating and are made with double bound seams – perfect for carrying books. You can choose from the Adorable Owl, Cute Cupcake (in Mustard or Plum), Rocket Ship, Peace Sign, or Love Elephants.

*Companies sent samples for review.*