Every school year parents watch as their children lug around heavy backpacks full of school supplies and other miscellaneous items. Between studying for their next test, or participating in extracurricular activities, children are almost inseparable from their backpacks. As parents, we want to do what is best for our children and it can be hard to watch them struggling under the weight of over-sized textbooks. Not only does carrying too much weight on your back cause fatigue, it is also detrimental to the health of the child.
According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission at least 14,000 children are treated for back-pack related injuries every year. Backpacks that are too heavy can cause injury to muscles and joints, severe back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as problems with posture. Symptoms that your child may display if their backpack is too heavy includes grunting when putting on, or taking off the backpack, red marks on the shoulders, or loss of feeling in arms or fingers.
MyBackstory are spine friendly backpacks that come equipped with a weight detecting sensor that warns you when you are carrying too much weight. Take the load off of your back and off of your mind when you purchase a mybackstory digital backpack.