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Backpack Safety – Is Your Child’s Backpack too Heavy?
September 1, 2011 – 8:05 am | One Comment
Backpack Safety – Is Your Child’s Backpack too Heavy?

It is generally agreed that no more than 10% of a child’s body weight when they are pre-teens should be loaded into the pack. As they become older the weight can increase to no more than 15% of their body weight. You want to put the heaviest weight at the bottom of the backpack and it’s a pretty good idea, especially with younger children to clean out their packs every one or two days as you will be amazed at what you might find that has gone missing or is unnecessarily adding to the weight of the backpack.