Is your child’s backpack safe ?
Did you know backpacks are a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of children and adolescents?? Before I became a nurse one of my oldest grandchildren was complaining of severe back pain. After school I took her to the Doctor’s for a check up,Yes the pain was that bad!! Once we explained the symptoms to the Dr. he immediately looked down at the floor where the backpack was and said,”there’s your problem right there!” He then proceeded to show us the proper way to adjust and carry the backpack.
When my children started school we weren’t aware of the whole backpack safety concept. With my grand children in grade school, even though there may be a lot of items to lug around right now, it’s still important to use proper posture when toting a backpack at any grade level. That’s why I was so excited to receive the eBags Bookworm Crazy Daisy Kid’s Pack!!
eBags Bookworm Crazy Daisy Kid’s Pack is spunky and stylish. They are sized for the elementary and middle school children. It has one large compartment that can hold two to three textbooks, a large binder, spiral notebooks, paperback books, miscellaneous school supplies and still leave room for a bag or box lunch. The Bookworm Kid’s Pack also has a built-in organizer to help students keep their belongings straight.
A couple of my favorite eBags Bookworm Kid’s Pack options are, Optimum Nighttime Safety Features include 12 points of reflectivity, Coated bottom panel reduces moisture absorption and adds abrasion protection, this option is great for protecting the bottom when placed on damp & rough surfaces. The eBags Bookworm Kids Pack is comfortable, stylish and available in different colors and patterns. Racer red, Captain Camo, Black Licorice, Cosmic Blue, Crazy Daisy,and Berry Blast.
The Kid’s Pack has so many wonderful features I couldn’t list them all, no worries, just click the link to check out all their great features!! eBags Bookworm Kid’s Pack
I’m impressed on how light the eBags Bookworm Kid’s Pack is, so comfortable to wear. I really like the thin material, which on those hot summer days won’t cause the back to sweat. Because it’s so light weight it also makes a good day hiking pack great for those school outings. eBags backpacks are not only great for school and outdoor adventures, you can use ebags to tote just about anything! I’m a stickler for proper posture when lugging around heavy bags, and a diaper bags can get pretty heavy!
Hoisting a heavy diaper bag onto your shoulder constantly can also cause serious neck, back & shoulder pain. Even though this is a kid’s backpack, the straps are adjustable for that appropriate fit, so we use our Crazy Daisy Bookworm Kid’s Pack for little miss Novalee’s diaper bag & baby accessories. Notice how it sits right in place?
eBags lives up to a strong reputation for highly durable backpacks, and the Bookworm kids Pack is no exception, it will last for years. They are priced extremely low and are popular for their ample cargo capacity. It’s light enough for a kindergarten or elementary school student to carry, but large enough to fit everything a middle or high school student needs. I give my own personal five stars to eBags Bookworm Kid’s Packs!! They are absolutely “the best of the best!!” Here’s their overall rating summary:
Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars
I’D LIKE TO SHARE A FEW IMPORTANT TIPS, COMPLIMENTS OF OUR FRIENDS AT THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION (ACA)
Backpack Safety Checklist:
Is the backpack the correct size for your child? The backpack should never be wider or longer than your child’s torso, and the pack should not hang more than 4 inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.
Does the backpack have two wide, padded shoulder straps? Non-padded straps are not only uncomfortable, but also they can place unnecessary pressure on the neck and shoulder muscles.
Does your child use both straps? Lugging a heavy backpack by one strap can cause a disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, low-back pain and poor posture.
Are the shoulder straps adjustable? The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child’s body. The backpack should be evenly centered in the middle of your child’s back.
Does the backpack have a padded back? A padded back not only provides increased comfort, but also protects your child from being poked by sharp edges on school supplies (pencils, rulers, notebooks, etc.) inside the pack.
Does the pack have several compartments? A backpack with individualized compartments helps position the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back, and try to place the heaviest items closet to the body