Resource for Backpacks
Whether you’re packing up for school or embarking Bag Digest on a day hike, you need a backpack that fits your needs and complements your style. Luckily, Target has a huge selection of bags for just about every use. From chic, padded backpacks for traveling to stylish drawstrings that’ll add a pop of color, there’s a bag for every occasion.
Backpack Safety Tips for Comfortable and Injury-Free Travel
First, empty out your backpack completely and sort it into three piles: textbooks, school supplies, and other miscellaneous items. Help your child label each category and assign it a designated spot. If you have a small backpack, consider using a zippered pocket for each category.
Tip Over a Trashcan
After you empty out your backpack, tip it over a trashcan to get rid of any crumbs or bits of lint that might be clinging to the sides. This will make it easier for you to put it away when the time comes.
Encourage your child to clean out his or her backpack at the end of each day. This will reduce the weight on his or her shoulders and help prevent injuries.
A Good Fit Is Key
If your child’s backpack is too large or heavy, it can cause numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. Look for a backpack that’s no more than 10 to 15% of your child’s body weight when fully loaded.
A good pack is one that has a shoulder strap that distributes the load to both shoulders. Narrow or unpadded shoulder straps can dig into the shoulders and cause problems.