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You Will Need
- Child's age, weight, and height
Determine if the backpack is the appropriate size for your child's age, weight, and height.
Look for reflective trim
Make sure the backpack has reflective trim to increase its visibility at night.
Get padded shoulder straps
Get a backpack with padded shoulder straps for comfort and support.
Choose a padded back
Choose a pack with a padded back to protect a child from being poked from objects inside the pack.
Choose a backpack with waist belt
Get a backpack with a waist belt for extra support and to help distribute the weight evenly.
Choose a pack with compartments
Choose a backpack with multiple compartments. This will help distribute the weight to prevent injury.
Look for recycled fabrics
Make a healthy choice for your child and for the earth by choosing a backpack made from recycled fabrics.