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Turtles have been a big deal in our house because of Disney’s Moana. My son goes crazy for the turtle at the beginning of the movie. In an early scene, Moana sees a small turtle trying to get to the ocean and helps him. In turn, the ocean gives her the Heart of Te Fiti. This starts the whole movie.

May 23rd is World Turtle DayThe day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. I’m sure Moana would be celebrating World Turtle Day!

Lassig Turtle Mini Duffel

Lassig Wildlife Mini Duffel Backpack

One of my favorite turtle-themed travel products right now is Lassig’s Wildlife Mini Duffel Backpack. Thanks to the large interior compartment, everything finds its place. There is plenty of room for snacks and toy cars in the additional zip compartment and for a water bottle in the integrated compartment. The wide straps make it easy to carry and enable it to be individually adapted to the child’s height. A chest strap provides extra stability.

When we go on trips, my 3-year-old likes to pack his own carry-on bag. It gives him some responsibility. And he loves to carry his backpack on our day trips, too. He likes knowing he has snacks and toys available where ever we go.

Lassig Turtle Mini Duffel
My son especially appreciated the chest strap so he didn’t worry about the mini duffel backpack falling off his shoulders.

We recently took his backpack on a walk around our neighborhood to visit 3 parks. He packed his truck, a few rocks, and a snack in his backpack. He eagerly put it on and clipped the strap around his chest. After filling up his water bottle,  he decided to carry it on his wrist. We were out for a couple of hours and he carried everything by himself. That’s a win!

All materials used to manufacture Lassig bags are free of PVC, AZO, phthalates, nickel and cadmium. If turtles aren’t your favorite, it also comes in Birdie, Elephant or Rhino. A portion of all proceeds from Lassig’s Wildlife Collection support the Momella Foundation and two of their conservation projects: the Big Cat Guardians and the Sparkling Elephant Project, which aim to enhance creativity while educating and creating awareness for endangered wildlife species throughout Tanzania.

Lassig Turtle Water Bottle
This drinking bottle features a bendable straw (plus an extra one) and a handy clip to attach the bottle to just about anything.

Lassig’s Drinking Bottle Wildlife Turtle

I’m also loving Lassig’s Drinking Bottle Wildlife Turtle. It works really well with the backpack. We always bring an empty water bottle to the airport and fill it up when we get there. Featuring fun bright colors and design, this clear plastic bottle is the perfect size for little hands. It has a bendable straw that is integrated in the leak-proof lid and can be removed any time for cleaning. Additionally, a spare straw is also included in the set. Most importantly, all parts are dishwasher safe for easy clean up.

Lassig Drinking Bottle
After a long morning of playing in the sunshine, my son just wanted to sip some cold water from his Lassig drinking bottle.

My son is able to hold the bottle easily. He loves that we can clip it on anything. He has attached the water bottle to several places on his backpack just to try it out. I’m a fan of products that encourage creativity like this!

I’m really excited to bring both the mini duffel and the drinking bottle with us on our upcoming trip to Hawaii. They will be perfect for carrying snacks and toys on the flight. And they will be amazing at the beach!

World Turtle Day with Lassig

I received these products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.


  1. That backpack is the cutest thing ever. I totally want to get one for my nephew. He is so into turtles – he will love it.

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s so fun! And it doesn’t fall off because of the handy chest strap!

  2. I really need to watch Moana!! It sounds so good and I just haven’t gotten to it! I love love the backpack! That is something I would totally get for my nephew!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Stop everything and watch Moana! It’s my new favorite Disney film!

  3. I love backpacks when I was younger I loved packing all my toys in my bag just to go to the grocery store! The smile on his face shows he loves going on adventures!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Yes! He wants to pack his backpack just to go get the mail!

  4. How adorable! My kids would love this. They are huge fans of Moana as well (even I enjoy that movie- great music!) Incredible that you get to go to Hawaii soon, can’t wait to see pics of that trip!

    • marciecheung Reply

      We’ve had the Moana soundtrack on repeat in our cars since it came out. Nonstop 🙂

  5. Hahaha! These photos are absolutely adorable! My son also loves turtles, i’m going to have to look into getting this for him. Great post.

  6. I have always loved turtles and had them as pets as a child. Thanks for letting me know about the day. Those backpacks are so well made I will tell my family about them.

  7. aish das-padihari Reply

    I love turtles. So much so that, I have been collecting miniature turtles in wood for quite some time now. I also liked reading your post a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  8. How cute is this backpack?! I love that you’re celebrating world turtle day, such a fun idea!

  9. Emily Meagher Reply

    Adorable back pack and water bottle! My daughter would go nuts for these turtle themed items! The chest strap on the bag would be perfect for my daughter who walks with a walker and has trouble keeping shoulder straps on while she’s maneuvering! Definitely checking out these products!

  10. This is really nice. I love bags that can fit all the things that the kids need. It’s really adorable as well! I love the design!

  11. Elizabeth O. Reply

    I think this bag is awesome. It’s cute and it’s perfect for the kids! It’s totally something that I would get my kids especially since it’s spacious.

  12. I had no idea there was a world turtle day. If you’re going to celebrate, you definitely need a cute bag and water bottle.

    • marciecheung Reply

      My point exactly! I may need to borrow his water bottle from time to time because it’s adorable!

  13. My nieces and nephew would love these turtle items. I know one of my nieces is a huge fan of Moana so I bet she loves her turtles as well.

  14. My daughter loves Moana too. I love when kids wear backpacks, they look so cute. My daughter fills hers with totally random toys.

    • marciecheung Reply

      Yes! Always with stuff they “need” for a quick trip 🙂

  15. What a cute backpack! I’m sure many children would love to have something special like this to learn about turtles!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Thanks! I love how it has a magnetic closure!

  16. What a cute mini duffel and drinking bottle. The backpack looks like it was tailor made for your son. I love that the bag has plenty of room, ideal for kids on the go.

    • marciecheung Reply

      We’ve been able to pack it up for the park, beach and play dates. So much room!

  17. A very cute backpack the bottle to match is great. He looks so happy. I also love Moana too. My little one has watched it over and over.

  18. What an adorable backpack! My eight year old daughter is the SeaWorld kid blogger and knows so much about turtles. She is very concerned about conservation and tells everyone to make sure plastic bags don’t end up in the ocean.

    • marciecheung Reply

      I know! I’ve read her stuff! What a cool experience for her!

  19. Nikki Arnold Reply

    This backpack is so cute! Is this made out of leather? My kids havent seen the new disney movie yet, sounds like I need to get it for them!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Nope, it’s made of polyester so no worry about it getting wet!

  20. Cute! My boys love turtles. I know the youngest you definitly love to have this backpack and bottle.

  21. This is such a cute little pair!! I used to love finding brands like this for my Kiddies. They are the perfect size for them and the design is so very cute!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Thanks! Lassig makes great products for kids and Moms. Super cute and solid quality!

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