Kids will be kids and the power to “Look Cool” is staggering. You know the look: Hair over 1 eye, backpack on one shoulder, hip out to the opposite side, and of course the untied sneakers. Yikes! Where to begin???
No matter how young or old your child is, if you explain the why they are more willing to comply…. Well, at least you MAY stand a chance of getting them to comply!
Wear it Right
- Use both shoulder straps at the time time and adjust them so the pack fits snugly to the body Be sure it does not dangle loosely to the side. You should be able to slide your hand between the backpack and your child’s back. Positioning correctly will reduce the strain on your child’s back shoulders, and neck.
- Using the hip strap or waist belt reduces the strain on your back and transfers some of the load to your hips and pelvis.
- A backpack that is too low will cause you to lean forward and carry the full weight on the upper back.
Injuries resulting from improper lifting and carrying a heavy load can become chronic problem and can impact your child’s quality of life. If your kids complain of pain, call Care More Chiropractic for an appointment immediately! Pain is a warning signal and indicates there may be a problem. Early detection is key! Prevention makes more sense…
Remember, Chose it Right, Pack it Light, and Wear it Right!