E will be headed back to school in September and she’ll be entering full day Kindergarten. We’re making sure to start the school year off right by purchasing the basics like a backpack, pencils, crayons, and all that fun stuff. In addition, I have a few extra items that we’ve added to our back to school list. These are items that I want to make sure to have on-hand before the first day of school and products that we include in our back to school routine. Whether you have a daughter or a son, you might find some of these useful as well!
Our Back to School Must Haves!
Because brushing E’s hair is nightmarish. The knots this kid gets is insane and tackling them can be a tough job. The Wet Bush is a detangling brush that helps get knots out with ease. No pulling, tugging, or pain like there may be with a regular brush. A lot of people swear by this brush and you can add my name to that list. This is basically the only brush E will let me use on her hair. Don’t let the name fool you! This brush works great on both wet and dry hair! The Wet Brush comes in two different sizes and a lot of fun colors!
I can’t imagine brushing E’s hair without a leave-in product. Her hair tangles SO easily so we rely heavily on It’s a 10 Leave-In Product. It’s the only leave-in conditioner that actually has worked for E’s tangled hair. I’ve tried SO many detangling products and none of them can touch the power of It’s a 10. It’s a definitely at the top of our back to school must-have list! It’s A 10 does 10 things instantly:
- Repairs dry damaged hair.
- Adds shine.
- Smoothes and controls frizz.
- Seas and protects hair color.
- Prevents split ends.
- Stops hair breakage.
- Creates silkiness.
- Enhances natural body.
- Flat iron spray and thermal protector.
Before brushing E’s hair using the Wet Brush, I spray a few pumps of this into her hair and comb through. Then, I follow up with this next product…
Fairy Tales Repel Conditioning Spray
I don’t play games when it comes to lice. E contracted lice for the first time when she was six months old. She caught them from me and I believe that I got lice from my school-aged niece. I remember E’s pediatrician saying that lice was an epidemic in the schools at the time. An EPIDEMIC. Lice can get passed from child to child so EASILY so we’re making it harder for them by using Fairy Tales Repel Conditioning Spray. Fairy Tales offers other great products besides for the conditioning spray but we don’t use them on a regular basis. If you’re serious about lice prevention though, I highly recommend them! Although this is a conditioning spray, we mainly use it as a lice prevention method.
Hair ties and headbands are a must! You can never have too many hair ties so I go and buy in bulk. I’ll be honest, I’m not the greatest at styling my daughter’s hair so we make sure to have some fun hair accessories on hand! She really likes headbands, head wraps and other headwear which we coordinate with her outfits.
Because I’m not tieing E’s shoes 7,943,837,173 times. These things are awesome! Yes, it’s important for my kindergartner to eventually learn how to tie her shoes but for the time being, to make mom’s life easier we’re using fun elastic no-tie shoelaces! Our favorite ones are Hickies laces which come in kids and adult sizes!
When E doesn’t have access to soap and water, this is the next best thing. She understands the importance of handwashing. She knows that when she can’t wash the germs away, she can use hand sanitizer. The travel sized hand sanitizers are perfect for her backpack. We’ve also found Wet Ones wipes to be a great option. These are sold in containers and I’ve also found them in travel size packages which is also great for a child’s backpack.
What are some back to school must haves for your kids?