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It might if they are carrying more than 10 to 20% of their body weight in their backpack, especially if they have to walk to school or they are carrying their backpack on only one shoulder. Carrying a heavy backpack can be a source of “chronic, low-level trauma,” and can cause chronic shoulder, neck, and back pain in your children. Keep an eye on them.
If your child’s posture changes while wearing a backpack, they struggle when taking it off or putting it on or they have any tingling. A “good” backpack should have two well-padded shoulder straps (a chest belt is a bonus) and hang above the waist. And kids should do what they can to leave heavy books in their lockers or at. “Generally, a child’s backpack should weigh no more than 10 percent of the child’s weight,” Dr. Sebastian reports. (For example, a 60-pound child shouldn’t carry more than 6 pounds in their.
How to Tell If Your Child’s Backpack is Too Heavy. Backpack weight should not be greater than 10-15 percent of a child’s body weight. Van Der Molen recommends weighing the full backpack on a scale for an accurate calculation for the child/bag weight ratio. He also suggests watching for these signs: Walking pattern. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, backpacks should never weigh more than 10% to 20% of your child’s body weight.
That means an 11-year-old of average weight — 80 pounds — should be. Simply weigh your child’s backpack, with typical contents inside, to determine how heavy it is. As a rule, it should weigh no more than 10 percent to 15 percent of your child’s body weight (closer to 10 percent is preferable). For example, if your child weighs 50 pounds, he or she should carry a pack no heavier than 5-7 pounds. Experts say backpacks should be no more than 10 to 15 percent of your child’s body weight.
That means that a 50-pound kid’s backpack should weigh no more than seven and a half pounds. Yet at St. Researchers say a child’s backpack should weigh no more than 10 percent of what the student weighs. They add that trolley backpacks should weigh less than 20 percent of a child’s weight. Experts.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends that the weight of a backpack should be less than 10-15 percent of a child’s body weight, but that isn’t always the case. Too often, children don’t wear their packs correctly, increasing risk of injury.
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