Little kids and backpacks. Conjures up a cute image doesn’t it? Those teeny bodies in turtle mode - so proud - carrying something that looks literally half their size and body weight. It is definitely cute. But definitely not recommended.
Just FYI, a number of studies reported an association between back pain and backpacks, and, to a lesser extent, between poor posture and backpacks."[That] can lead to adult back pain and spinal disorders, particularly after carrying a heavily loaded or incorrectly worn backpack for 12 or more years of schooling." says Dr.Andrew Lawrence - President of the Chiropractors Association of Australia.
So you see, this is actually serious business!
Let’s take a look at what makes a good back pack for little kids:
Sounds a bit stressful really, but you can rest assured we have done the homework for you. Marmalade Lion Expect-A-Spill backpacks have been carefully designed with your little ones comfort and safety in mind. Not too big but not too small, our backpacks come with ergonomic padded straps and are made from our signature soft, waterproof fabrics.
Marmalade Lion backpacks also feature;
And it wouldn’t be a Marmalade Lion product if it didn’t have an amazingly practical added bonus. We’ve designed a detachable, reusable WET BAG that comes with the back pack to ensure an easy and sustainable method of storing wet clothes, shoes, bathers or nappies. Making it the perfect swimming/beach or day care bag.
In actual fact, Marmalade Lion backpacks have all the same features as a nappy bag, so no need for the struggle of stuffing your bag under the pram whilst carrying your handbag and coffee at the same time. Chuck these babies on your back and off you go! As William Wallace once said, “They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!”
Ok kid, you can take my freedom if you must. Just let me keep my coffee!
Have a look at our super cute and functional backpacks here.
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