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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.
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.
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