Backpack Safety

August 2007
Pediatrics for Parents;2007, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p3
The article provides tips for parents to help their children avoid backpack-related health problems offered by the American Occupational Therapy Association. These tips include the idea of never letting a child carry heavier than 15% of his or her body weight. Also included are wearing a waist belt to help distribute the weight of the pack more evenly and consulting a physician or occupational therapist if a child is experiencing backache.


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