Back-to-School Shopping Tips

Be smart about backpacks

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Heavy books and a poorly fitting backpack can cause muscle injuries and joint problems. Be sure to choose a backpack for your child that is lightweight when empty. Look for backpacks that have these features:

  • two wide, padded shoulder straps that don’t dig into shoulders
  • a padded back
  • a waist strap
  • a chest strap

More: Backpack Safety: Help Balance the Load

Backpacks that fit

Do you allow your children to watch TV or play on the computer before doing their homework?