Parents with children who now go to school have very special questions about getting started. The most important thing a first grader needs is a suitable school bag. Many questions remain unanswered at first:
- What kind of school bag does the child need?
- Which one is better: a school backpack or a satchel?
- What factors are to be considered when buying a school bag?
Until school enrolment, all these and many other questions, for example, regarding the children’s desk and chair, the right equipment for working materials or the gifts from relatives and friends for the festive day should be answered.
Which factors have to be considered when buying a school bag?
When buying a school bag, parents should consider the most important requirements that the product should meet. These requirements include:
- a good load distribution
- a flexibly adjustable back length
- a shape that adapts to the spine
- good visibility in road traffic thanks to high-quality reflectors and reflective surface
In addition to these requirements, other factors also play a role in the purchase of a school bag. These are popular motifs such as cars, dinosaurs and fairies that are suitable for children of school age. However, these motives become rather uninteresting in teenage years and should not be the top purchase criterion. A plain coloured school bag with additional motifs that can be removed is a good alternative.
In addition, school satchels should always be water-repellent and have orange or yellow fluorescent signal surfaces in addition to reflectors, which also light up during the day independently of the headlights from cars and thus reduce the risk of accidents.
If the school bag is to serve as a gift for the child, daughter or son should always be present when purchasing it. In order to find the optimal school bag for the child, it is absolutely necessary that the school bag is tested before buying it. The school bag can be individually adjusted in size and tested while filled with items (books and notebooks).