With school right around the corner many parents are now facing the task of buying backpacks for their children. I remember well the pain in my shoulders and back when I carried home my backpack each day from school, filled to the brim with too many heavy books, my leftovers from lunch, water bottle and sporting equipment. I'm not sure there were as many backpack choices in the ’80s.
This past week my husband, two older sons and I ventured to a sporting store to pick out their backpacks as they enter Senior Kindergarten and Nursery. They are so small, and likely won't be bringing too much back and forth, but we want to make sure they are comfortable and fit well. We gave them a few choices of packs that suited their size and weight. They were so excited and wore them out of the store and around the house all day!
Ill-fitting backpacks can cause backache and neck and shoulder pain. To avoid this, I suggest following these recommendations:
To minimize strain and pain:
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