Product Review: Impact School Bags from Ergoworks

One thing that always worries Daddy every year ever since Gor Gor started Primary school is the amount of books that he has to carry in his school bag. It has been increasing over the years.

During Primary 1 and 2, there were less books and files to carry to school, but from Primary 3 onwards, there are more books and files because students have to study 4 subjects now (Science is the new subject) compared to 3 subjects in Primary 1 and 2.

As a doctor, Daddy is always concern about caring for one’s back, especially for a child. If a bag is too heavy and being carried in a wrong manner, it may cause long-term damage to the spine. If a child does not carry his school bag properly on his back, it may cause kyphosis, which in layman’s term means excessive curvature of the spine or hunch back. Such condition could be bad for the long-term growth of the child.

To manage this risk, there are two things parents could do. Firstly is to reduce the amount of stuff a child needs to carry in his school bag. For example, instead of a big water bottle, you could replace with smaller water bottle and top up with water again in the school when the bottle is empty. Every night, you could help your child check his timetable for the next day and take out the books and files which are not required for the next day.

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Another way to manage this risk is to have a good school bag. This is where Ergoworks comes in. Ergoworks is actually a Singapore company which designs and manufactures ergonomic spinal protection school bags for children.

Best of all, parents can be assured that all ergonomic products from Ergoworks are endorsed and recommended by The Chiropractic Association (Singapore) and Singapore Physiotherapy Association. Ergoworks has a wide range of school bags with a variety of colours to choose from. Gor Gor chose a bag from the Impact Ergo-Comfort Spinal Support Backpack with Functional Compartments series. 

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How different is the Impact Ergo Backpacks compared to the conventional school bag? From far, they look fairly similar but once you have a closer look, you will be surprised with these Impact Backpacks. For a start, these bags are light, much lighter than the usual school bags. A lighter bag would means less weight to the back of the child.

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When the friendly and knowledgeable salesperson in the shop helped Gor Gor to put on the bag, we were surprised with the amount of soft padding on the back and nicely design contoured which fit the bag nicely to Gor Gor’s back. The back looked like a natural extension of Gor Gor’s body instead of a normal school bag which could not fit properly. There is also a front strap to help holds the bag in the right posture for the child.

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The Impact Ergo-Comfort Spinal Support Backpack which Gor Gor chose also has many different compartments so that Gor Gor can keep files, books and exercise books in separate compartments instead of putting all of them together in the main compartment in his old school bag. This makes searching for the required file or book much easier in school.

We are very impressed with the bag and also the service and guidance provided by the salesperson. With the increase weight of children’s school bags nowadays, it is important for your child to have a good school bag so that his back can be protected. Certainly Ergoworks range of school bags fit the requirement nicely.

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Gor Gor is very happy with his new school bag and he can’t wait to show his friends when the school starts. Thumbs up to Ergoworks!

Before school starts, you should visit one of their 3 showrooms in Singapore to learn more about their range of ergonomic backpacks. 

The details are below:

Marina Square

6 Raffles Boulevard #03-337 Marina Square

(level 3 Art of living furniture zone)

Opens Daily: 11:30am – 9.00 pm

Telephone: 6837 3370

Centrepoint

176 Orchard Road #03-36 Centrepoint

(level 3 next to LALU boutique)

Opens Daily: 11:30am – 9.00 pm

Telephone: 6836 8488

Causeway Point

1 Woodlands Square #03-26 Causeway Point

(level 3 next to Kiddy Palace )

Opens Daily: 11:30am – 9.00 pm

Telephone: 6893 8488

Please click HERE to find out more about Ergoworks.

Hasbro Singapore launches Christmas e-Catalogue, Hasbro Christmas Toyland

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Calling all Hasbro Fans!

Our Parenting World is pleased to announce that this Christmas, Hasbro Singapore has put together an e-Catalogue that includes a toy recommender, a customized search tool, and a listing of all its weekly best sellers to help you especially parents to choose that perfect toy for your children and loved ones. 

Hasbro Christmas Toyland allows you to pick out toys according to your intended recipient’s profile and sorts out presents according to gender, age, price and brands using its customized search tool. It also features a “Recommend A Toy” section where a toy will be picked out for you at random. In addition, its “Top Sellers of the Week” highlight the week’s most popular toys at their retail outlets. After making your decision, head over to “Where To Buy” that will show you where to go to get your hands on these toys. 

With this gift of convenience and ease wrapped into one, Hasbro’s Christmas Toyland promises to be a user-friendly and time-saving tool, giving you more special moments with your loved ones this festive season. 

Give it a try at http://www.hasbroxmastoyland.com and share the gift of play with the little ones come Boxing Day!

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In addition, Hasbro Singapore is so sweet to send Christmas surprises to Our Parenting World boys and comes with a beautiful hand-written Christmas card. Aww …. we are very touched. Many thanks to Hasbro Singapore for your loving gifts :) 

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We are gifted with a Transformers Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock Figure and Twister (game). 

Grimlock is the biggest, baddest beast in the Transformers universe and this toy brings home the power of the mighty Dinobot warrior! You are able to create awesome Transformers battle action with this giant T-Rex figure that converts from robot to dino and back in just one awesome step! Please click HERE to find out more about this dynamic Grimlock. 

Twister (game) will bring a twist of fun into any party or family night with the game that ties you up in knots! It is the classic game with 2 more moves. Give the spinner a whirl and see what’s next as you try to keep your hands and feet on the mat! Right foot red! Can you do it? Left foot green… you got it! If your knee or elbow touches the mat, or you fall over, you’re out. Be the last player standing to win! Please click HERE to find out more about this fun game suitable for the whole family. 

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Transformers Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock figure also included Optimus Prime figure and a sword. You can place Optimus Prime on the Dino’s back and activate lights, sounds, pop-out weapons for all the action-packed fun.

It’s so cool to have 2 Transformers figures riding into a battle together to save mankind on Earth! 

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Gor Gor and Di Di are so happy with their Grimlock, look at Di Di’s ecstatic expressions! 

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It is very easy to transform, just grab the handle, squeeze the button, and pull to change to Robot mode. Do the same to change back to Dino mode. 

Look how tall this mighty Grimlock is, it stands at 20 inches tall and it’s the largest Dinobot toy!

You can also get this awesome toy and many Hasbro fabulous toys at Hasbro Christmas Toyland. Please go to this link and try it out at http://www.hasbroxmastoyland.com

Merry Christmas and Happy Christmas Shopping!

 

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