Teaching Kids How To Properly Carry Backpack Weight

Teaching Kids How To Properly Carry Backpack Weight


HE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA A YEAR AGO BUT AFTER RECENT SHOOTINGS COME HE IS DISAPPOINTED THEY ARE JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY.>TEXTBOOKS, NOTEBOOK AND A PENCIL BUCK SOME OF THE THINGS THAT MAY BE INSIDE YOUR CHILD’S BACKPACK THIS MORNING BUT CARRYING ALL THAT WEIGHT CAN ACTUALLY BE HARMFUL. MANDY SHARE SOME TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD PAIN-FREE. Reporter: IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM ONE EXPECTS IN USE. IT’S REMARKABLE HOW MANY CHILDREN I SEE FOR BACK PAIN. Reporter: LOADED BACKPACKS DON’T HELP. IN FACT, AT THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL THERE IS AN UPTICK IN YOUNG PATIENTS WHO COME TO SEE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON DR. NICHOLAS FLETCHER AT CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA. THE FIRST THING HE SAYS CAN HELP US MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD USES BOTH STRAPS. IF HE STARTS WALKING AND THIS WILL FALL OFF. IN ORDER TO PREVENT THAT COME HE WILL LEAN A LOT TO THE LEFT TO HOLD THAT IN PLACE AND THAT’S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE BOTH STRAPS ON. LET ME SEE HER ARM BUDDY. GOOD. AND THEN HE IS EVENLY WEIGHTED AGAIN. Reporter: HOW THE BAG IS PACKED CAN CAUSE PAIN. CHILDREN CAN CARRY NO MORE THAN 10% OR 20% OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT AND HEAVIEST THINGS LIKE BOOKS SHOULD BE CLOSEST TO THE BACK AND LIGHTER ITEMS LIKE NOTEBOOKS OR PENCIL BOX GO UP FRONT. THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG IS AT THE WAIST LEVEL . YOU WANTED TO SAG DOWN OR TOO HIGH. WHEN YOU LOOK AT FROM THE SITE HIS HEAD IS NICELY ABOVE HIS PELVIS AND HIS WAIST. Reporter: PARENTS SHOULD GO

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