Back-to-school is always a rough time of year with the number of items that we have to purchase as moms. Every year we are looking for the must-haves to purchase with our back-to-school shopping and never sure what to get! Teachers provide lists for parents for what they need in the classroom, but what does your child need in addition to that? We have a list of the top 5 back-to-school must-haves for this year.
Food Allergy Bracelet
To begin, if your child is starting a new school or going into kindergarten, this can be a lifesaver to the staff at your child’s school. When your child has extreme allergies, this food allergy bracelet can help staff to figure out what your child can and can’t eat. We would like to believe that our kinder child would be able to explain what they are allergic to, but with extreme allergies, we can’t bet on it. Having this bracelet gives everyone an idea of what they need to be aware of. Not always is your child with their classroom teacher, and it’s possible that a para educator on the playground might not know they are allergic to bees.
Reusable Sandwich Bag
Another great must-have for back-to-school is a reusable sandwich bag! Who wants to buy tons of ziplock bags every week for sandwiches and snacks? Why not get a reusable one? These adorable ones from Amazon are perfect for moms to purchase. They even come in cute little designs. This way you can reuse each day without having to spend a ton of money on ziplock bags.
Bullet Blocker Backpacks
It sounds crazy to say, but it is something worth investing in. They are a high priced item, but difficult to put a price on something like this. Every year they are becoming more popular, so it is worth taking a look at them. Bullet Blocker backpacks come in pink and blue along with an insulated lunchbox. This is an essential back-to-school must-have in this day and age.
A Thermo Water Bottle
Finding a great water bottle as an adult is difficult. Then try finding one for your child that can withstand being dropped multiple times and that doesn’t leak. This Thermo Foogo Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel water bottle can hold hot and cold liquids, it covers the straw so it doesn’t get dirty and because it is vacuum insulated, it makes it difficult to leak. What a perfect water bottle for your child for school. If you want to give them soup for lunch, this is a great option as well. Definitely a back-to-school must-have for your child!
Finally, with your child in school, whether you like it or not, they are going to need to know how to use an iPad. Many states do their state testing on iPads. Some schools computer labs and libraries are usually iPads only. So it is important that your child knows how to use one and become efficient at using them as well. There are many technology trends that are happening in the school systems, but iPads stay pretty consistent. If you aren’t looking to buy a brand new iPad, you can always visit Swappa and find a refurbished one too!
In the end, it is up to you what you want to purchase for the back-to-school shopping spree. But consider adding these to your Amazon list, you won’t be disappointed!
Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Editorial Director at Blogging Made Simple. Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife, and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.