I think the mini be is absolutely adorable. I love that it comes with boy long and short straps so it can easily be adjusted to fit anyone in the family....even you toddler or preschooler! There is a great lined pocket in the top rear of the bag that is great to keep snacks or any wet/possibly messy items away from the rest of the things in our bag. When the bag needs to be washed you can just toss it in the washing machine and it comes out looking like new. Even though it is a small backpack it holds quite a lot of things and would be he perfect short outing bag. I definitely recommend giving the mini be a try, you won't be disappointed!