Advice to Parents on Selecting a Good Backpack for Their Children - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Advice to Parents on Selecting a Good Backpack for Their Children

Most children and teenagers carry their schoolbooks and other supplies in backpacks during the school year.

“When used correctly, backpacks are the most efficient way to carry a load and distribute the weight among some of the body’s strongest muscles,” says Eric Wall, MD, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. “However, parents need to carefully select a backpack to ensure that they are comfortable and do not cause injury,” he says.

For guidelines to prevent unnecessary injuries, click on Fox 19.

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