3 Reasons To Buy A Smaller Backpack

3 Reasons To Buy A Smaller Backpack

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Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 16, 2011

Backpack season is upon us and there are plenty to choose from. Some have superheros, others have cartoon characters. Some are plain without any frills while others are eco-friendly. The biggest concern you should have when backpack shopping? Size. Do you know why you should opt for smaller bags instead? We've got the scoop!

The folks over at Kids Health are concerned about... surprise, your children's health and well being. Although their tips might be simple, they're easy to overlook when your child is screeching like an owl for their favorite character backpack because it's soooo cool. Do you know what to look for? Their little spines and posture are still tender, so here are a few pointers.

• Kids who carry large packs often aren't aware of how much space the packs take up and can hit others with their packs when turning around or moving through tight spaces, such as the aisles of the school bus.

• Students are often injured when they trip over large packs or the packs fall on them.

• Carrying a heavy pack changes the way kids walk and increases the risk of falling, particularly on stairs or other places where the backpack puts the student off balance.

It's important that you give your children a great start to their day and that they aren't held down by their backpack of all things. Head over to Kids Health to read all their advice on backpacks and kids.

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