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For the Kids: Backpack Basics

For the Kids: Backpack Basics

Did you know over 7,000 pediatric Emergency Room visits/per year are a result of backpack related injuries?

Picking the wrong backpack might land your child in the nurse’s office.  Soreness or pain in the shoulders, lower back and neck pain, and tingling in the fingers are classic signs of a backpack injury.  To get the best fit:

Choose the right size – The backpack shouldn’t hang lower than your child’s hip.  Don’t buy one for them to grow into.

Don’t overload it – The bag should carry no more than 15 percent of your child’s body weight.

Watch the straps – The shoulder straps should be snug and worn on both shoulders and the bag should have a waist strap.

Check for lumbar support – Padding in the back of the pack transfers the pack’s weight from the shoulders to the lower back, which will help reduce strain.

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