About the size, the bag must not exceed the waist of the child. With respect to weight, Jefferson States that it must not be greater than 10% of the weight of the student.
The backpack is one of the items present in the school life of the child. Therefore, it requires a lot of attention in time to be bought. Did you know, for example, that there are rules for size, weight and directions that should be followed to not offer any risk to the health of the child?
Jefferson Bassi, physiotherapist at the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, does not recommend unilateral backpacks, because they may favour the appearance of scoliosis, talked about this issue in this matter. According to him, the backpacks with two straps distribute the weight evenly on both shoulders. “The wide straps are most suitable as well, due to better distribution of pressure in the contact area with the shoulder”.
About the size, the bag must not exceed the waist of the child. With respect to weight, Jefferson States that it must not be greater than 10% of the weight of the student. ” According to commit4fitness.com, if you have possibility to have training wheeled backpack is better, but still it is not recommended to exceed the weight, because the wrong stance to load the backpack with excessive weight can be harmful too. It’s always good sense and an organized calendar of school to help parents put in the bag only the required materials “, guides the physiotherapist.
The ideal backpack
Check out some more tips are important for backpack ideal for your child:
-It is important that she does not have many compartments, to prevent the child take unnecessary objects.
-Give preference to models with two handles.
-The handles must be adjustable, padded, preferably with silicone fillers.
-The wheels of the backpack should be wider, to facilitate locomotion. It is also important to note if the path to school is within easy reach to pull the bag or if this will become a difficulty for the student.
-The handle of the bag of wheels should not force the child to bend over while pulling the bag.
-Use side bags are not recommended, is not distributing the weight of the objects in a balanced way.
-The backpack should not be greater than the back of the child. You need to measure it before you buy it.
-The weight of the backpack should not exceed 10% of the weight of the student.
-East the child to use the two straps of the backpack.