Buying Guide for a Child’s Bookbag has an informative guide for buying you child’s next school backpack. One commonsense tip is to remember to not overload your child’s bag. I’ve seen kids here carrying more books to school than I could handle comfortably.

Recent studies have shown that 64% of children suffer from back pain. Most cases can be traced to overloaded or ill fitting backpacks or other school bags. Learning to load, wear and use a backpack properly is important and so is making sure the backpack distributes the load efficiently. Here are the key features to look for in a child’s backpack.

Before You Buy a Child’s Backpack.