It's great to see all the smiling faces on social media getting back to the grind for their school year!
Of course, along with the biking, walking, and bussing, comes the backpack that, whether it be heavy or light, can add a substantial load on your child's back.
Hopefully they won't be walking 45 minutes with it on but here are 3 tips you can use to help them out:
1. Make sure the shoulder straps are secure and snug, not loose, along the shoulders so that the bag stays higher on the upper back
2. If there is an available strap that can be used across the waistline, use it! This will unload the back more than you know!
3. Taking the extra 30 seonds to properly pack the bag will ensure that the weight is evenly distirbuted and nothing weirdly shaped (running shoes, small book, is digging into your child's back!
4. BONUS: use BOTH shoulders!
We hope these tips help your child's "back" to school routine become much easier!