We’re talking about backpacks here. The kids are back to school, and little bodies are laden down with lots of books and “essentials”. Just how much is too much when it comes to the weight of your child’s backpack? Thanks to a friend for sending me this chart:
As a general rule, a backpack should not exceed 10% of your child’s weight (15% for an adult). However, the maximum weight guidelines are as follows:
5 pound backpack if you weigh 60 pounds
10 pound backpack if you weigh 61-75 pounds
15 pound backpack for a 100 pound person
So lighten up their loads when possible, use rolly bags if allowed and no lockers are available, and save the posture and strain on your child’s frame!