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As moms and dads are in the trenches of back to school time (ahhh!), we know this time can be chaotic and overwhelming for the entire family! School supply shopping can cost a small fortune, favorite lunch boxes can be suddenly missing & sandwiches from June can be found buried in the depths of backpacks being dug out of closets (true story, don’t judge!).
We are here to help! We have partnered with Fatherly to curate a top notch list of recommended products that are sure to help mom, dad & the kiddos ease the summer—->BTS transition.
See our product picks below & CLICK TO ENTER TO WIN THEM ALL HERE! One winner will take home the whole round-up — now that would send you & your kids straight to the head of the class! A+ for sure!
Twelve Little Backpacks and Pencil Cases: Backpacks with adjustable shoulder straps – can fit folders and binders with ample space to spare. It features a mesh side bottle pocket that has a coating so that water bottles won’t slip out so easily + lots of pockets on the inside for organization. The Sarah Jane Under the Sea Backpack is a collaboration with Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Sarah Jane & she hand drew all the illustrations. This is the largest kids backpack in their collection! Their pencil cases have unique designs that can open up all the way for easy access and lay flat on a table for convenience. The end of the zipper tape has a snap to attach onto a backpack handle.
Pediped Back to School Shoes: New shoes and back to school have always gone hand in hand! Even for the littlest tots, these new kicks are high-quality & durable (no more trips to the store every month), breathable and best of all, are easy-on, helping free up mom and dad to load up backpacks, make school lunches…or even grab an extra sip of hot coffee before heading out!
SmartyPants Kids Complete Vitamins: Nothing says kid’s colds like going back to school, right!? These “good gummies” don’t have any artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives and help keep kids healthy and their brains sharp! And the flavors sure are tasty…ok, yes, parents love them too!
Crane Clear and White Drop Humidifier, Personal Humidifier Aroma Diffuser, and Tower True-HEPA Air Purifier: One of the keys to a happy child during this transition is sleep! We always love keeping a humidifier or air purifier in our kids’ rooms, like these from Crane, because their ultrasonic cool mist increases moisture in the air for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep! It also helps relieve cough, cold, and flu symptoms, as well as nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, and dry skin and hair – bonus!
Big Bee, Little Bee Beekeeper Food Storage Containers and Build-A-Straw: Whether your kiddo is hungry as a horse or eats like a bird, they will be prepared for the lunch room! These handy Beekeeper food storage containers connect together to hold anything from a tiny snack to a full meal, and the foods never have to touch – um hello, genius! Win-win for all kids! Didn’t finish all their food? Not a problem! Snap on its lids and save the food for an afternoon snack! And don’t forget the beverage! These Build-A-Straws contain 4 sections—3 straight and 1 bendy—so kids can create any straw height they like, to accommodate any size cup or bottle!
Sugarbooger by Ore Originals: Every kid starting a fresh school year loves a fresh lunch tote, right!? These Good Lunch Grab & Go Totes are insulated, washable, lightweight, and expandable. They have two carrying handles and a hook and loop closure for easy access. And did we say CUTE?!
Bumkins Small & Large Snack Bags: These are definitely a better alternative to single-use plastic bags. Bumkins Snack Bags single ply construction means no worrying about icky stuff growing between layers of fabric. Without a cotton layer, this means stains and smells don’t stick to your bag, and a smooth zipper closure doesn’t hold crumbs. Easy to wash – use over and over again! And as an added bonus, you never run out!
Rhoost Reusable, Refillable Food Pouches: These adorable pouches are the perfect way to send your kiddos’ fave food to preschool or daycare! Each pouch can be opened at the bottom for easy refills of their favorite puree, the front is clear so they can see the contents & they are dishwasher safe for easy & fast cleaning!
Brushies Finger Puppet Toothbrushes: For the littlest tikes heading off to preschool or daycare or even if they just want to be like their older sister or brother, these instill good brushing habits early on and the adorable characters, like Mo Mo the Monkey and Chomps the Dino, keep kids engaged and help make teeth brushing fun!
LÍLLÉbaby Baby Carrier: As a parent, who couldn’t use an extra three sets of arms at school drop off? We love this carrier for its innovative, easy-to-use design and comfortable back panel that allows moms and dads to keep little siblings happy AND be hands-free — no matter what the school drop off line throws at you!
Art & Eden Girls and Boys Sweatshirts: Start the year off right looking great! These sweatshirts are better for the planet (made with sustainable materials), better for the people who make them (in certified factories), and better for the kiddos who wear them (using organic cotton & low impact dyes). And every purchase nourishes a child in need!
Innobaby Din Din Smart Chicken Platters and Steamers and Stainless Divided Lunch Platter with Lid:Your kids can now bring their fave foods to lunch in their fave shapes! The super adorable, colorful steamers (with lids!) have 2 separate shapes – prebake muffins and send them to school the next day or keep things like yogurt and berries separate in the lunch tote! They are made from soft silicone and can be used in the microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher. And the bus divided lunch platters have separate compartments to prevent food from sliding and mixing, while the sectional lid keeps food in place while on the go!
Safely Delicious Allergy-Friendly Snacks: These tasty snacks are free of 11 top allergens and are perfect for packing in school lunches!
Goldbug Dino Backpacks: These adorable On the Goldbug Dino Backpacks are perfect for kiddos heading off ot school! They have zippered storage for books, toys and supplies & as an added bonus, they have a a removable tether to help keep toddlers close in crowds.
Dragon Bars: These all-natural, healthy kids snacks are super tasty for kids’ lunches or snack time + the best part for kids is they can eat the paper! How about that for a great lunch room trick!?
Peekabloom Bows: Send your kiddo off to school with the cutest bow hair accessories! They even have their original Scrabble bow with your child’s initial!
Erin Condren Planners & Organization Accessories: No one does organization better (or cuter!!) than Erin Condren. These planners and organizers are just the ticket to helping every family stay organized during the chaos that is back to school. Keep all of your family’s meet the teacher nights, sports orientations and back to school bashes organized!
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