• Ergonomics

List of Contents:

1. School Backpacks

2. School Shoes

Key notes about School Backpacks

Buy suitable bag

  • Buying a back pack, rather than a bag that’s slung over one shoulder.
  • Leaner kids are better off using trolley bags instead of backpacks.
  • The right school backpack should not be wider or longer than the length and width of the torso.
  • The ideal backpack for your child is made from waterproof, lightweight and durable materials.

Pack it correctly

  • Position the heaviest items next to a child’s back
  • Slot books and other items firmly into place. If they move around in transit, the bag can shift your kid’s center of gravity and may cause back strain.

Don’t overload a bag

  • A backpack should weigh no more than 10% of the child’s weight.
  • If the load is too heavy (specially more than 20% of the child’s weight), carrying it may cause shoulder and back pain as well as posture problems.

Carrying tips

  • Make sure your kid lifts his backpack with a straight back.
  • The bottom of the bag should sit above his waist rather than hanging low, sitting on the hips.

Tips about School Shoes

  • Buy shoes at the end of the day.
  • To facilitate gait, a heel should not be present.
  • Soft soles are recommended.
  • Make sure both feet are measured.
  • Don’t buy over-large shoes. They can lead to injuries
  • The child should be able to move their toes freely.
  • The heel should be hold firmly in the back of the shoe.
  • See your podiatrist in the case of
    • Skin or toenail irritation.
    • Children complaining of pain in the feet, heels, knees or legs.
    • Unexplained regular falling.