Choosing the Right Backpack

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Backpacks that are too heavy or don't fit right can put a lot of pressure on your child's growing spine.

Dr. Roman of Roman Family Chiropractic says depending on your child's age, their backpacks should weigh only between 10-15% of your child's total weight.

Make sure when you choose a backpack that the straps are at least two inches thick, and weight is evenly distributed.

For more information on how to choose the right backpack for your child, go to

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