Toddler Backpacks are very comfortable to use. Toddlers to school and college students everyone uses backpacks. Backpacks are used by millions of American students. The backpacks are effective and simple way to keep all the necessary items and carry books.
Toddler Backpack Issues and Concerns
Backpacks should be handled and worn correctly. Many people use backpacks in a wrong way which could lead to various problems. The problems faced by wearing backpacks in a wrong way could be lifetime. Few of the problems which you can face when wearing backpack incorrectly are shoulder pains, neck and back pains, injury in muscles and joints and posture problems that can be for a long period of time. In the year 2001, In America 7000 emergency cases were reported regarding students facing problems caused by incorrectly wearing of backpacks. Though, these problems can be easily avoided.
Here are the few steps which can be taken to avoid backpack problems
Selection of the correct backpack for preschool- The initial step which should be taken is to select the correct backpack. A good backpack should have a wide shoulder strap which should be padded, a padded back, waist strap to evenly distribute weight across whole body. The backpacks which are light weighted and have spacious and multiple compartments to keep things are considered the best backpacks. Rolling backpacks can also be used as they are quite comfortable to use.
You should tell your child that how important backpack safety is: Apart from taking other instructions, you should also tell your child that how important backpack safety is. You should teach your child how to handle and wear backpack safely. The backups should be tied up tightly to the body. You should also tell your child to pick up and keep backpacks safely in a correct posture. The heavy textbooks and notebooks should be closer to the body as compared to the lighter ones. The child should wear shoulder straps properly. He or she should wear shoulder straps of both the sides. They should never wear shoulder strap of only one side as it could lead to lower and upper pains in the back.
Backpacks should not be overloaded or very heavy: It becomes very much uncomfortable for child if the backpack is very heavy or overloaded. According to the physical therapists and experts, the child should carry weight which is equivalent to 10-15% of the weight of their body. It has been predicted that average students and children carry 25% of their body weight which could be harmful for them. You should make sure and tell your child that he or she should not carry all of their textbooks back home. The school should allow them to keep half of their textbooks, notebooks etc in the school by providing them cupboards or lockers. You should also make sure that your child is not carrying unnecessary things in his or her backpacks for example- mobile phones, video games etc. You should also ask the teachers of the school to teach the children about the correct usage of backpacks.