Back to school is upon us and with that, we wanted to provide you and your family with backpack safety tips to help lighten the load!
‣Wear backpack on both shoulders
‣Carry books in arms if the backpack is too heavy
‣Tighten shoulder straps to the backpack hangs at the waist. Backpack should not hang more than 4 inches below the waistline.
‣Backpacks should be 10% or less of your child’s weight.
‣Use chest straps to help distribute weight evenly.
‣Place heavier, larger books closer to the body with the smallest items furthest away.
‣Choose a backpack made of lightweight material.
‣Choose a backpack with wide padded shoulder straps, a padded back and a waist strap.
If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our office.