School has started again and which means that your children will again begin carrying around heavy backpacks. Many kids are going to and from school with way too much weight in their backpacks which can potentially be causing problems to their back and neck. Here are a few tips when buying a backpack for your child to make sure it is the best option to support the weight that they are carrying.
-Always wear both shoulder straps
-Choose a backpack that fits your child correctly! Nothing that is not too big, it should not extend below the low back.
-No one should carry more than 25lbs in a backpack
-Guidelines for weight of child vs weight of backpack
60 lbs -> 5 lbs
60-75 lbs -> 10 lbs
75-100lbs -> 15 lbs
100-125lbs -> 18 lbs
125-150lbs -> 20 lbs
150-200lbs -> 25 lbs
Call to have your child scheduled for their back to school adjustment! 952-322-4440