Find the perfect backpack

Find the perfect backpack
It is important to choose a comfortable backpack, to prevent posture issues later on.

One of the most popular gear that students opt for are school bags. There's nothing cooler than going back to school with a trendy new backpack. As one size does not fit all, here's to select one best for your child:


Farhana Chowdhury

Published: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 9:57 AM

Last updated: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 12:04 PM

Mind the size: It is important to consider the size and weight of the child when buying a new bag. Many parents tend to choose bigger ones and assume that kids will "grow into it". But note that an unfitting bag adds pressure to their body, thus contributing to posture and back problems. Choose a padded backpack that fits your child properly for a comfortable commute to class. 
Choose the type wisely: Ideally the weight of a backpack should not exceed 15 per cent of the child's body weight. So, if your child has to carry a lot of heavy books to school and bag, consider investing in a trolley-style bag instead of a carry-on. This will take the weight off their shoulders, quite literally. Also make sure that the bag has enough zippers and pouches to give the child easy access to its contents. 
Let the kids tag along: For many kids, the bag's appearance plays a big role in their confidence levels at school. So, let them pick a design and style they prefer. Of course, you can share your opinion on it, but create an environment where they feel like a purchase was based on their own decision. This initiative can contribute towards your child's leadership skills in the future. 

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