Pick A Backpack That Won't Break Your Kid's Spine

Here are some tips from Consumer Reports for making sure your kid’s backpack won’t turn them into a hunchback:

* The bottom of the backpack shouldn’t be more than 4 inches below the waist
* Shoulder-strap anchor points 1-2 inches below top of shoulders
* Wide, padded, and contoured shoulder straps
* Carry only carry between 10-20% of body weight on the back

Back-to-School: Pack a back-safe backpack [Consumer Reports Safety Blog]