Kids' Backpacks Directory
Some kids carry backpacks that seem to weigh as much as they do. This can be a worry for parents and doctors who are concerned about the child's spine, and for good reason! Backpacks can cause back pain and strain. It can be difficult to decide what to do and which type of bag is best. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how backpacks can cause back problems, which type of bag to choose, and much more.
Pain in the Backpack
Alexa Sloan, a slim 16-year-old, carries her world in a backpack. Slung fashionably over her shoulder, it contains several textbooks, her notebooks, day planner, lunch, posters, and school projects such as the 3-D model of a cell membrane that she created for biology class.
Germs in the Backpack and Lunchbox
Bacteria easily collect in backpacks and school lunchboxes. Try these 10 tips to keep them, and your child, germ-free.
Kids' Backpacks 101
Which backpacks are safest for kids? Plus how to wear backpacks to avoid aches and pains.