While backpacks are incredibly handy to help kids carry schoolbooks and supplies, they can also be harmful if improperly fitted or overloaded. With so many sizes, shapes, and styles to choose from, selecting one for your child’s frame and needs can be confusing. But considering about half the students aged 9 to 20 experience back pain from backpacks, it’s important to make sure yours makes the grade. Use the following tips as your guide.
Selecting A Backpack
Although many students like the ease of wheels, some schools don’t allow them because they pose a tripping hazard. Check with your school first.
Packing A Backpack
Wearing A Backpack Properly
With these basics in mind, your child can wear their backpack comfortably and safely all year long.