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Children's Backpack Packing Tips

Children's School Backpack Packing Quick Tips:

  • Teach your kids to pack only necessary items they will need to use just for that day.
  • Kids should carry less than 10-20 percent of their body weight in a backpack.
  • Distribute the contents evenly with heaviest items, like books, on the bottom or against the padded back.
  • Carry the backpack above the waist. Adjust the shoulder straps until the bottom of the bag rests just above the hips, or the lowest point of curvature, also known as the cup of the lumbar.
  • If your child bends forward to compensate for their backpack's weight, the pack is too heavy.
  • If your child struggles to put the pack on, it's too heavy.
  • If possible, heavy text books should be stored in their locker until needed for class.
  • Teach children to use both shoulder straps! This keeps the weight equally distributed and prevents sore shoulders and pinched nerves.
  • Each backpack comes with an adjustable chest strap which attaches to the daisy chains on the straps. Using the chest strap can help balance the backpack's load.

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