(UNDATED) - Now that school has started, some doctors hope that parents will keep an eye on how much their kids are lugging around in their backpacks.
Some children are carrying several books all day, not to mention musical instruments or other gear that can weigh them down.
Rachel Tudor, an occupational therapist with Riley Hospital For Children at IU Health, says most kids don't carry their backpack correctly either.
Tudor says a backpack should not be heavier than 10-percent of your child's body weight.
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