Is Your Children’s Study Chair Good For Their Backs?
Do you find yourself lying in bed in the wee hours of the night, unable to fall asleep because your back hurts? You wake up in the morning with an aching back and as you enter the living room, you see your kid already sprawled on the dining table watching cartoons with a cheeky grin on his face. You immediately scream: “BOY, SIT PROPERLY!”
Can we really blame the children for not cherishing their perfect, pain-free spine though? We were all young once and we didn’t know any better.
What Is Good Posture?
What exactly constitutes good posture while standing up or sitting down?
Research has shown that when sitting in a chair, our kids should not be hunching over the table or desk. Their chair should be adjusted so that their feet are able to rest on the floor comfortably while their back is flushed towards the backrest. Shoulders should be leaning back so the spine can be in its natural position.
How Bad Postures Can Really Hurt Your Child
Everyone knows to a certain extent that slouching is bad for your spine, and can cause back pain in the long run, but how much do we actually know about the consequences of bad posture for young children?
Bad posture increases the stress on children’s growing muscles, ligaments, joints and bones. It can cause increased fatigue, backaches, headaches and muscle aches. Your children might start to complain about neck and shoulder pain due to possible abnormal bone development.
At a deeper level, bad posture can also affect the mental health of an individual. There have been studies indicating the link between posture and our mood, anxiety and stress levels. A 2012 survey published on Health Psychology observed that participants with poor posture exhibited more fear, hostility, nervousness, were more quiet, passive and sluggish.
We would never wish any of these consequences of bad posture to happen to our children, so it’s time we provide proper information and guidance for our children, so they can practice having better posture.
How Can You Improve Your Child’s Posture?
1. Enforce Good Habits
There are many ways you can help your child begin adopting a better posture while standing or sitting without sounding like you are nagging at them. Just for a start, you can ask them to take short breaks during study sessions by going for a walk with them or teaching them some stretches that are good for the back. This will definitely relieve some pressure on the back and hips, leading to better posture and enhanced productivity.
2. Lighten Their Load
Outside of the home, you can ensure that their school bags are not too heavy. The optimal weight of each child’s school bag should be about 10 to 15% of their own weight. If there is no way your child can bring lesser books to school, you can help him/her rent a locker in school, so they don’t have to lug their textbooks to school every day. Additionally, you can also purchase ergonomic school bags for your child as ergonomic school bags offer better back support.
3. Invest In Ergonomic Products For Your Children
Other than ergonomic bags, you can also consider investing in ergonomic chairs and study tables for children. Ergonomic study desks and chairs are adjustable and can adapt to your child’s body structure as they grow up through the years. This is especially helpful for their spine as children grow quickly during puberty and having an adjustable children’s desk or chair can allow for tailored positions for each individual. It can also reduce the chances of idiopathic scoliosis, where the vertebrae form a curved line instead of being straight. Said condition is usually expedited by a growth spurt during puberty.
Check Out Kidchamp Cres Now
We understand that ergonomic products are generally priced rather steeply. If investing in a whole series of ergonomic products for your child is too much commitment at this moment, you can always start slow by purchasing a children study chair first.
The Kidchamp Cres is an ergonomic chair that is specifically designed to grow with your child. It is fully adjustable and the dual backrest design reduces pressure on the spine while following the curvature of it. The saddle shape seat allows equal weight distribution and the breathable fabric will keep your child cool and comfortable while he or she is studying.
Improve Your Child’s Spinal Health With Kidchamp
There is no other company that cares more about your child’s spinal health than Kidchamp. As parents ourselves, we founded the brand when we were looking for an affordable ergonomic solution for our young daughters. We want nothing more than to give your child the ultimate sitting experience and protect their health and growth without having parents having to pay an exorbitant price.
Check out our range of ergonomic children’s study desk and chair set here.
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