Tips on Choosing a Good School Bag

With school opening just around the corner, our kids are getting helplessly excited once more. You could feel excitement in the air as they make a roll call of old friends they look forward to seeing again on the first day of school.

As parents, the excitement does inevitable come with a bit of apprehension when it comes to expenses for school supplies. One back-to-school essential is, of course, the school bag. It’s something which we should choose carefully, because we do want something durable, comfortable for our kid to carry, and of course, reasonably-priced. Here are some tips to consider when buying a school bag for our kids:

Backpacks may be a good option, as the bag must always be carried on both shoulders. This helps protect the kid’s neck, back and spine from undue strain.

The school bag should be positioned with its bottom just at hip level and the top of the bag should be a little above the shoulders.

Weight distribution of the contents of the bag should also be considered. Heavy items should be positioned closest to the back and secured with the elastic straps.

One last note, parents should take note of the maximum load of their children’s school bags. It’s recommended that the weight of the full school bag should not be more than 15% of the child’s body weight.