Weight OFF Your ShouldersSeptember 14, 2017
Homework is here and backpacks can cause some health issues for kids.
A few quick tips from our friends at Kids Travel Doc
- Backpack injuries are VERY common. Over 7000 annually in emergency rooms!
- Size matters. Backpacks should properly fit children and all attached straps should be used to maximize safety and comfort
- Problem solve. Look for early signs of backpack discomfort or strain and adjust. Don’t assume that your child will “get used to it” and take pain or complaints seriously
- Use storage wisely! Make sure children take advantage of lockers at school and a clean work-space at home. Getting organized with books and binders can save a lot of carrying back and forth!
For the complete list of tips, click here