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Shopping Backpacks for Children

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Before you pay for a new knapsack, there a few things to consider so you don’t make the wrong choice. First, don’t let your little one or older children talk you into the buying based on appearance. Of course, there are really cute fabrics and styles available that are high quality. Is there a little boy who wouldn’t love a batman backpack or a pink sleeping beauty bag for a little girl? Parents should not feel pressured to purchase based on looks alone. Here is a list of a few features for your consideration. Backpacks with wheels are the one of the best choices for children.

It should have inside compartments that can store notebooks, paper, and school items. The interior should be spacious which allows for easy storing. One big compartment works for most. The inside of the bag should be padded and many feature washable surfaces making spills and messes easy to clean.

Pockets help keep the contents organized for a child. Having a place for pens, markers, etc. makes it easier for them. Outside pockets are great for water bottles or head phones.

Once the knapsack is packed it quickly becomes heavy. That’s why you need padded straps that are adjustable and the wider the better. This will help with the distribution of the weight load the child is carrying. Straps ought to be ergonomically planned for comfort.

Strong zippers are required and sometimes it is hard to see this feature. Look for reinforced stitching at all stress points. This would be the handles, straps and the zipper.

Rolling wheels offer many additional features. Eliminate the weight from your back and are they are easy to roll. Most offer heavy-duty frames with a telescoping handle and stable rubber wheels. On the other hand, if you have a teenager, they most likely will not want a rolling backpack because? Go ahead and finish that sentence on your own.