The Zoo Kids Back Pack by Skip Hop is the little kid backpack where "fun meets function!" Whimsical details and durable materials make this the perfect on-the-go pack for kid’s on-the-go! These back packs have a range of matching lunch bags, the Zoo Kids Lunch Bags are a must have addition. ZOO LUNCHIES coordinate with the entire line of ZOO PACKS little kid backpacks. The clip-on handle attaches securely to any backpack.
In addition to being ideal for carrying personal items, kids' backpacks are also popular as fashion accessories. Increased use of kid’s backpacks has raised the issue of backpack safety and children need to use backpacks that won't damage their health. Younger kids back packs often feature a favourite cartoon character or are shaped like animals. Encourage children to carry their back packs over both shoulders instead of slinging them over one as this can cause damage by bending growing spines out of shape. Kids' backpacks come in different sizes to suit younger children who have not yet grown to full size. Waist straps help distribute the weight evenly and should sit on top of the hips. Padded shoulder and hip straps are more comfortable. Kids often try to carry too much in their back packs. Children should not carry more than 15% of their own body weight. Remove any non-essential items from the kids backpack before going out in the morning. The bag should be packed so weight is distributed evenly. The child should not have to lean forward to carry the load.