The holidays are already over, and it’s time to buy supplies, a uniform, and, of course, a backpack for another cycle. Backpack are one of the kids’ favorite accessories. Children are all excited to choose a new model.
The ideal is not to buy just any model. First, it is necessary to assess the child’s age and have an idea of the weight he will carry. Excess material can damage the spine in the long term or cause pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.
Tips on choosing the ideal school bag
Prefer models with wide straps and that have some padding on the back and straps. This will give comfort to the child;
Have the child try on the backpack. Adjust the straps and remember that the correct height is precisely in the extension of the back. It cannot stand too high, above the neck or below the waist;
If you prefer a backpack with wheels, try to buy a model according to the child’s age and height. Backpacks that have wheels are more suitable because they eliminate the risk of contracting muscle contractures and scoliosis from the wrong way of carrying a heavy backpack. Experts say the angulation of the child’s arm should not exceed 30°;
First, the backpack should not weigh more than 10% of the child’s weight. In other words, for a boy or girl of about four years old, weighing 20 kilos, the total weight should not exceed 2 kilos. Therefore, the type of backpack a child uses and their weight can make a difference in avoiding a possible risk of injury or back problems.
Try to buy reinforced backpacks. They need to support the weight of the material, which should not exceed 10% of the child’s weight; In terms of size, the product should not exceed the middle of the child’s back.
The brand is not everything, but it is essential to invest in a model concerned with quality and durability to last all year.
Products that have lots of pockets and appendages should be avoided. This way, parents will not encourage the child to carry the backpack with unnecessary things (such as toys), exceeding the 10% mentioned above.