Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Promoting National Backpack Awareness Day

With school starting again, almost every child will be using a backpack to carry books and other school material. With this can come injuries from kid's wearing them improperly, causing pain and potential long-term damage.

Tips From the American Occupational Therapy Association On Children's Backpacks:

· Choose a pack that’s appropriate to the child’s size

· Select a pack with well-padded shoulder straps

· Choose a pack with a waist belt to be fastened for extra support

· Consider a pack with reflective trim to increase visibility

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