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What to Consider When Buying a School Bag

Student guide to choosing a bag:

In this short guide, we look at some issues you need to consider when buying any school bag. School bags are a hugely important part of any child’s school life, though they may not seem it. But children carry these bags everywhere, and so ensuring that they’re comfortable and help to support young, growing spines, is critical.

Discover how much your child is currently carrying as a percentage of body weight, understand considerations such as traveling back and forth from school, flat or uneven campuses, fashion choices, bag sizes, packing, adjustments and safer lifting, all within this handy two-page guide.

We also dig a little deeper too, and discuss the following:

  • Why single straps should sit across the body
  • How waist straps can be useful
  • Types of bags for different ways of traveling
  • How to calculate the correct weight of bag your child should carry
  • Useful pockets and zips every school bag needs

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