With a new school year on the horizon (where does the time go, right?), it’s time to get prepped like never before. We’re not talking about new pens, lunch boxes and uniforms – although we know that’s all on the back to school shopping list too! We’re looking at the bits and bobs that are often overlooked and lead to that dreaded last-minute dash to the shops with grumpy little ones in tow. Let’s review the essentials that ‘future you’ will thank you for stocking up on…
Build An SOS First Aid Kit
Kids are clumsy at the best of times. Throw them onto a playground with their friends and a few enthusiastic games of ‘Tag, you’re it!’ and you’ve got a shortcut to stumbles, grazes and cuts.
By keeping a well-stocked supply of plasters handy as well as an SOS first aid kit of bandages, antiseptic cream, your little one will be able to keep calm and carry on at a moment’s notice. So our top tip is to pop a few spare plasters in their school bag to save them a trip to the medical room for a change-over.
Prep For Head Lice Outbreaks
Ahhh, head lice. Those pesky creepy crawlies that make your scalp itch at the very thought of them (you’re scratching your head now, aren’t you?). Before the ‘School gates’ WhatsApp group starts alerting you of an outbreak, make sure you’ve got the tools you need to prevent and tackle lice head-on.
From DIY box kits to running a louse comb through your little one’s hair for ultimate peace of mind, treating head lice at home is easy with the right know-how.
Upgrade The Daily School Essentials
They’ve got their lunch box, homework and favourite notebook good to go, but something still feels like it’s missing.
Encourage good hygiene and health practices, even when you’re not in sight, with the new essentials. Pop a bottle of anti-bac gel into their pocket before they shoot off to keep germs at bay. And there’s nothing like a colourful water bottle to encourage them to stay hydrated throughout the day. Ah, that’s better!
Want to stock up on more healthcare essentials? We’ve got you covered.