Banish Book Bag Blues (Or Do You Have Your Kid’s Back?)

Working Mother—August 23, 2015

Working Mother shares advice from pediatric experts on how kids can keep their back healthy and avoid pain while carrying around a backpack all day at school.

"The way your kids load their sacks can also make a difference," said Dr. Susan Cha, pediatrician at Hospital for Special Surgery. "The bag should be packed with heavier items in the center of the back. A bag that is too heavy can cause the child to lean forward, causing an increase in the upper curvature of the back and rounding of their shoulders."

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