ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Back to School Backpacks Kindergarten to Grade 3

Updated on September 9, 2014

Backpacks are the Best Book Bags

Starting school is a big step for our youngest and carrying books in a cool, new backpack kicks the year off right.

There are so many styles it can be difficult to choose just the right one.

School age children usually have an idea of what they would like but some suggestions and photos may help you pick just the right one. There are hundreds of styles and taking the time to find the perfect bag for each child is worthwhile in the long run.

Photo Courtesy of o5com Flickr

According to WebMD, a backpack that is too heavy can cause back, shoulder, and neck pain on your child.

------------------------------------------------

How much your child should be carrying in his backpack:

Child's Weight---Backpack Weight

50 pounds---5 pounds

75 pounds---7.5 pounds

100 pounds---10 pounds

125 pounds---12.5 pounds

150 pounds---15 pounds

Information from webMD

Backpacks for the Stylish Young Lady

Not too large, easy to adjust and smart looking--what more can our new young students want to carry. Most girls have a good idea of the color and style they would like even at this young age.

Follow These Guidelines for Selecting a Backpack for Your Child

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  1. Pick a backpack that is lightweight. This will cut down on the weight that your child must carry each day.
  2. Make sure that the shoulder straps are wide and well padded. Narrow straps will dig into the child's shoulders and could cause pain.
  3. To distribute the weight more evenly, try and choose a backpack with a waist belt. Multiple

    compartments will help with this also.

Backpacks for Our Youngest School Boys

These are perfect for the younger boys.

For Our Youngest

These backpacks are perfect for our very youngest students. Great selection on ebay.

Teach Your Child How to Lift Their Backpack - To avoid strains and injuries.

Tell your children to:

  1. Face the backpack before lifting it.
  2. Bend their knees.
  3. Use both hands and check the weight of

    the backpack by lifting it slightly. Have them lift with their legs, not their back.

  4. Carefully place one shoulder strap on at a

    time; never swirl the backpack onto one

    shoulder to carry it.

Thanks you AgriLife Extension at Texas A&M for the information on Choosing the Correct Backpack for Your Child.

at http://fcs.tamu.edu/health/child_health/choosing_a...

Important Information for Selecting Your Child's Backpack

This is very important.

The pack should fit the child. It should not

be bigger than the length of the child's torso.

Measure from the bony bump at the base of your child's neck (your 7th cervical vertebrae) to the top of the hipbones to get the proper length of your child's torso.

Stop for a Moment and Say Hi!

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Jefff Molnar profile image

      Jeff Molnar 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      As a father picking out backpacks for this upcoming school year I found it very helpful. Blessed!

    • profile image

      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Great information here! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    • profile image

      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Great information here! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    • BunnyFabulous profile image

      BunnyFabulous 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for the great safety tips and weight guidelines for young backpack users. I think a lot of parents either don't know or ignore them and cause undue stress on their children's bodies. You've got some cute backpack choices on here too.

    • ClassyGals profile image

      Cynthia Davis 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Love these backpacks for kids. I like the way you reminded parents about the health benefits of carrying a light weight backpack, too. Blessings**

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)