Backpack safety tips: How have heavy is child’s backpack?

We discuss tips for determining the ideal weight for a loaded backpack

How heavy is your child’s backpack? It should weight less than 5-10% of the child’s body weight! 

Too much weight can cause them to lean forward while carrying it and end up with strain or injury. If they simply have too many items to carry, consider whether or not they can carry a few books in their hands. They can also leave heavier or bulkier items in a desk or locker when they’re not needed.