I wanted to get my almost 5-year-old daughter a backpack for camping and such. Can you suggest a particular style of pack or offer guidance on using one? I wasn't able to find any Gokhale articles explaining this, but maybe someone can share a link to one.
Thanks so much,
2 years 8 months ago
12/11/2012 - 11:37am
I cannot suggest a certain brand but just recommend that when your child is wearing the backpack that it is not too heavy that it causes her back to round forward or arch backwards from being too much to carry for her little body. Most children I see carry way too many things for their little muscles. Also, make sure the backpack is not covering her behind or pushing her bottom forward. She should use both straps, tight enough so the backpack is high on her uppser pack and it appears as if her shoulders and upper body are doing most of the work, as opposed to fatiguing her lower back. I hope this is helpful.