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Everyone knows the usual things that are needed for yearly school supplies. Backpacks, folders, markers, crayons, and more- many parents know these lists inside and out. However, as a former teacher and current mom of two, there are some back to school essentials that you may have forgotten! Don’t miss these small but mighty 4 essentials and let us know which your favorite is!

Yipes! Face and Hand Wipes

Kids can get messy, can’t they? Whether it’s from a sticky pbj sandwich or markers on their hands, it’s important to teach them good hygiene. I grabbed Yipes! Face and Hand Wipes for Lawson’s backpack this year so he can practice keeping clean hands. Yipes! wipes are made with 99% plant-derived ingredients and 98% water, plus they are hypoallergenic. They’re formulated without parabens, phthalates and petrolatum, too! Yipes! wipes are individually wrapped wet wipes that take care of every messy, dirty, sticky situation. They’re great for backpacks, lunchboxes, pockets, and more to teach kids to develop independent healthy habits. I plan on keeping Yipes! wipes in his backpack and lunchbox. Don’t skip out on grabbing Yipes! back to school essentials for your child this year!

A young boy with light skin is on a silver and green playground waiting to hang from monkey bars. He is wearing a blue and black striped shirt with monster trucks, black shorts, and black Stride Rite shoes.

Stride Rite Shoes

I don’t know about you, but my kid plays HARD. One of my non-negotiable back to school essentials are children’s shoes from Stride Rite. This year, I got Lawson the Made 2 Play Journey 2.0 Sneaker and we already love them. These Stride Rite shoes are made with machine-washable materials, have scuff-proof protection, are lightweight and use supportive construction. They sold me alone knowing they’re machine-washable and scuff-proof! Plus, the adjustable hook-and-loop closure are wonderful so you don’t have yucky shoelaces by the end of the school year. As a former teacher, I still have flashbacks of having to help tie nasty shoelaces- yuck! You’ll be so happy you grabbed the Made 2 Play Journey 2.0 sneakers for your child, and they’ll love their cool design too.

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A white girl with long auburn hair and a pink bow is smiling at her mom. She is wearing a floral dress with raspberry colored glasses and is holding Standard Process vitamins in her arm as she sits in her wheelchair. Her mom is gazing upon her, is wearing a pink shirt, and is giving her the vitamins through a g-tube.
A young boy is smiling at his mom while he grabs a Standard Process vitamin from her hand. He is wearing a navy striped shirt with monster trucks on it

Standard Process Children's Supplements

Last year when Lawson started school, it seemed like he and Addie were feeling run down every month. Germs come with the territory of having a kid in school, but we weren’t prepared at all! This year, join us and be prepared with Standard Process supplements. Supplements are the easiest thing to help defend against illness, if you don’t already do them. Standard Process is a leading whole food-based nutritional supplement company and has just what kids need to help ensure a healthy household during the long school year — the NEW SP Children’s Immune. This supplement from Standard Process is amazing for immune support and includes vitamin C, vitamin D, Zinc, prebiotic, and elderberry. This is a must have for children ages 4 and older, and is one thing on your back to school essentials list you shouldn’t skip.

Goo Jit Zu from SuperMoose Toys

I know you’re thinking, Stephanie, why did you include a toy in this list? Hear me out… There’s nothing worse than a school pick up line. Lawson only has a half day of school. If you have a little one in a similar position, it’s not easy to wait for an older sibling in the pick up line. We keep a small bin of toys, art supplies, and more to take in the car for moments like these. Every now and again it’s best to switch those toys out so they’re not boring. The Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Goo Shifters are the gooiest, stretchiest Action Figure heroes ever! With stretchy, squishy bodies, arms and legs, they provide kids with a new gooey way to play without making a mess. Plus, each of the 7 Goo Jit Zu Goo Shifters has a one-time crushable core that transforms the color of their bodies that your child will love. You can squish and stretch them up to 3x their size, too! Grab this fun item on your back to school essentials list and say goodbye to pick up line boredom!

We hope you and your children have a wonderful school year. Grab these back to school essentials and have the best year yet! For more kid-friendly products, don’t miss the kid archives!
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