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26 Jul 2021

11 Back-to-School Supplies for a Successful School Year!

School is just around the corner! Are you ready? We’ve created a list of back-to-school supplies that are sure to set your child up for success this coming school year! From the minute they wake up until it’s time for bed again this comprehensive list will help you prepare with all the back-to-school supplies needed to have a great year!


Back to School Supplies for Health and Wellness


  1. Alarm Clock

 Don’t be late for school! An alarm clock will help your child independently get up in the morning. Have an early riser? Consider investing in an ok-to-wake alarm clock that will let them know when it’s time to get up! Our favorite is the Hatch Rest, with glowing pre-set bedtime colors and a built-in sound machine this alarm clock will help soothe your kid to sleep. When it’s time to rise green light will turn on your child will know it’s time to get up for school and start the day!

 2. Tooth Brush

 Your child needs to practice oral hygiene. Make sure your back-to-school supply list and routine include a great toothbrush. Doctor Plotka's Youth Manual Toothbrush is a great option for children 3-12 or teens with braces. The silver-infused bristles help to naturally eliminate 99% of bacteria, viruses, and fungi within 6 hours! The bristles are also dual-layer and 10x thinner than other brands on the market, this will help your child reach deep into grooves helping to prevent cavities.

 3. Allergy Food Bracelet

 According to the CDC, an estimated 8% of children in the US have food allergies. It’s a growing public concern but not all schools are allergy safe. Worry less and help protect your child and avoid allergens with this fun and functional allergy bracelet created by AllerMates. Charms can be added or removed to show only information pertinent to your child. It’s a very quick and easy way to alert anyone who is around your child of their allergies.

 4. Mindfulness Tools

 School can be stressful. Help your child unwind with guided meditation and relaxing stories. Calm Kids offers beginner meditations for kids up to 17-years old. From simple breathing exercises to more than 70 sleep stories there will be something to help your child decompress and navigate through their feelings.




Back to School Supplies for The Classroom


 5. A Well-Made Backpack

 This is a must on the back-to-school supplies list! Your child will be carrying books, projects, and other supplies back and forth every day. They are heavy! In fact, by elementary school, the average school backpack weighs 18.4 pounds. Make sure that your backpack can stand up to the test of time, and is ergonomically made to prevent back pain. Look for a backpack with wide straps, multiple pockets, and a padded back.

 6. Masks

 With the rise of the Delta variant, the American Association of Pediatrics is recommending that all staff and students over 2 years old should wear a face mask unless medical or developmental conditions prohibit their use. Be sure to teach your children how to properly put on and wear their masks. MaskClub offers many character masks your kid will love to wear, and for every mask purchased they will donate a mask to Baby2Baby. Now that’s a win!

 7. Water Bottle

 Keep your child hydrated with this back-to-school supply! Look for a water bottle that is leak-proof, durable, and dishwasher safe. The Yeti Rambler Jr. is a great option that checks off all the boxes. With its super strong stainless steel construction, and double-wall vacuum insulation it will keep your child’s water cold all day and hold up to drops! 

 8. Labels

 School supplies and clothing are expensive. Skip the lost and found by using labels! It’s a quick way to keep your child’s belongings safe. Name Bubbles offers a label for everything you need. From dishwasher safe labels to protect water bottles and lunch supplies, to laundry safe labels and more you are sure to save time digging through the lost and found pile! 



After School Back to School Supplies


 9. Paper Organizer

 The amount of paper your child will come home with can be daunting. Find a great paper organizer to help manage papers, you’ll never miss a permission slip again!

 10. Nutritious Snacks

 After a long day at school, your child will likely come home needing a refuel. Make sure to purchase snacks that are nutritious and low in sugar to reduce the risk of cavities and give them the nutrition they need! Looking for inspiration? Super Healthy Kids has a great list of snacks that will keep snacktime fun, fresh, and healthy!

 11. Activities to Unwind

 School offers a lot of stimulation. At the beginning of the year especially your kids are adjusting to a new schedule and need to unwind after school. Consider purchasing some crafts to help your child unwind and express themselves, find a musical activity, or read some stories to help them transition from the school day to home.


Conclusion: Back to School Supplies

There you have it! Our list of 11 back-to-school supplies to help you and your child have a successful school year! What are some of your must-have school supplies? Comment below and let us know!


Written by Mouthwatchers, LLC Staff - July 2021