With classes starting, parents and kids are scrambling to make sure they have everything needed to make the school year great. From health and nutrition to routines and supplies, here are some tips to help make things a little easier.
Prepare The Night Before
One way to ensure your kids are prepared to walk out the door is to get everything together the night before. For example, laying out their clothes and shoes will help speed up the morning process and keep everyone from feeling the stress. Have a light jacket ready for those cold hallways and classrooms.
Likewise, if your kids bring lunch from home, pack what you can the night before and have it ready in the fridge for easy access. It’s also smart to have their backpack and anything else they need for school ready to go by the door. Review their schedules and classroom assignments ahead of time to get them prepared for the hustle and bustle of a new school year.
Label Their Items
Kids tend to misplace just about everything they touch. Add in a new classroom, new friends, and even a bus ride, they’ll tend to lose things even more quickly. Be sure to label everything with your kids’ names to make sure it always comes back to them. We suggest labeling the tag in the jacket and backpack. You should also label any supplies your kids may be taking back and forth to school.
Encourage Healthy Eating
After-school appetites are always to be expected. To keep the kids and mom happy, try leaving out a snack bin. Having a bin full of prepackaged snacks or even ones you have divided out into bags can help with the afternoon routine in your home. Not only are they a great way to ensure your children are eating well, but they’re also handy for school snacks and lunches.
It’s also important to make sure they’re staying hydrated during the day. If you have trouble getting them to drink their fair share of water, give EcoDrink Naturals a try. These packets are easy for kids to grab, mix with a bottle of water, and enjoy. Parents love them because they are sugar-free and contain multivitamins to help keep the kids hydrated! Kids love them because they give water just the right burst of flavor.
Back to School Essentials
Germs are everywhere, especially in highly populated areas. Keeping your kids protected during the school year can be challenging, but little tips and habits can help make it easier. A bottle of Lily’s hand sanitizer in their lunch box and backpack can help ensure they have clean hands and keep the germs away. Our hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria, contains vitamin E, and is naturally gentle on sensitive skin.
You should also remind them of the importance of washing their hands after using the bathroom. Encourage them to cough and sneeze into their elbow, and keep distance between them and anyone they know is sick. It’s no secret kids love to share, and unfortunately, that can include anything from germs to lice. Good hygiene and healthy habits are a parent’s best friends!
Purchasing Your Back to School Essentials
Starting your scholars off right in the new year with a little help from Lily. Visit Amazon, Pharmaca, and Swanson Vitamins to purchase your favorite back to school essentials, or check out our Facebook or Instagram for more information. We would love to hear your feedback or any questions you may have!