Last Minute Back-to-School Finds

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Back to School Finds

We have been covering the latest back-to-school trends, and with the kids gearing up for school we have a few more picks to share with you. From backpacks to snacks, be sure to stock up on some of these back-to-school finds.

Back-to-School Snacks: Our kids can't get enough of their snacks and we won't to make sure they are as healthy as possible. Right now we are loving Chia Squeeze, a new and delicious way to enjoy the benefits of power food chia seeds. Combined with organic fruits and vegetables, Chia Squeeze is a 3.5-ounce, 70-calorie, no-sugar-added snack packed with Omega-3 (important for brain health), fiber and complete protein. This includes delicious flavors like Apple Cinnamon, Blackberry Bliss, Strawberry Banana and Green Magic flavors that are all USDA-certified organic, non-GMO verified, vegan and gluten-free.

Lunch Essentials: For those bringing lunches to school, we love the Hen House Linens Cocktail Napkins($25 for a set of 6) that are perfect for small hands. We love this eco-friendly option that easily tucks into a lunchbox that you can easily clean and reuse throughout the year. They also come in fun colors and prints like garden gate ochre and chevron butter that are sure to bring some fun to any lunchbox.

To hold sandwiches and snacks, we love the LunchSkins baggies that provide an easy, stylish, affordable solution to single-use plastic bags. Perfect for snacks, traveling or packing lunches, LunchSkins bags are made of food-safe, high-quality fabric used by pastry chefs. The result is a bag that’s grease- and moisture-proof (ideal for messy food), while also dishwasher-safe and BPA-, lead- and phthalate-free.

Another bonus to the LunchSkins is that they aren’t just for school lunches – they are a perfect solution for anytime you would use a plastic baggie. Whether carrying portion-controlled snacks, holding makeup or traveling with kids’ toys and crayons (perfect for summer travel!)…the options are endless! The LunchSkins multi-pack features one snack and one sandwich bag in coordinating patterns. It retails for $10.99 and is available in the food cooler and water bottle aisle.

For younger kids, we love the Squeez'Ems reusable food pouches, an eco friendly and reusable food pouch that is great for pureed and blended food. They are easy to fill, clean and store as well as great for those on-the-go families! Squeez’Ems reusable food pouches are perfect for all ages; for the on-the-go baby food all the way to yogurt or apple sauce in a grade school lunch, Squeez’Ems reusable food pouches will grow with your child. They are designed for lunch boxes as well as easy travel. Perfect for the DIY lunch mom or kids who have food allergies as well!

Supplies: We are loving the backpacks from Kids Foot Locker with our favorites being the Nike Brasilia 6 XL BackpackJanSport Super Break BackPack, and the adidas Estadio II Team Backpack that are designed to hold up all of your kids' items in style.

For younger kids we love the adorable backpacks from SoYoung. Avaiable in a variety of different colors and styles, the SoYoung backpacks are fashionable and practical for kids of all ages with some of our favorites being the Brown Giraffe Toddler Backpack and the Coral Russian Dolls Grade School Backpack. All of the backpacks are spacious for kids and they can fit snacks, extra pair of clothes and books. Designed with a laminated linen exterior with a nylon lined interior, with 2 side insulated bottle pockets and a chest clip to keep the bag securely on while skipping, jumping or running.

As for supplies, we are loving the Blackwing 602 from Palomino. These unique pencils feature a smooth graphite core that is ideal for kids. We love its firm, dark lead holds a point and allows kids to write naturally and not press hard for incredibly clear results.

For the tablet-toting students, we love the Logitech Keyboard Folio ($99.99) and Logitech Keyboard Folio for iPad mini ($89.99) both offer a spacious keyboard and full, wrap-around protection in a design that perfectly complements the iPad and iPad mini. Additionally, the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio ($149.99) is the perfect accessory for the fashion-forward student, coming in a variety of materials and colors that suits each individual lifestyle.

Haircare for kids: We wish we could avoid this but lice is often connected to school. If that does happen we suggest using the RobiComb, a non-invasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys head lice and nits (head lice eggs) on contact simply by combing it through dry hair. When the RobiComb's metal teeth touch lice and their eggs, they get zapped, die, and then get combed away. The RobiComb lets you know by an audible signal whether or not head lice are present, so it can be used to detect an infestation as well as treat it. . In fact, many school nurses are now using the RobiComb for this exact reason. School nurses report that the RobiComb is able to find lice which they have missed when checking visually. More than 3,000 school districts in all 50 states are now currently using the RobiComb. Additionally, unlike other toxic chemical-based treatments, the RobiComb can be used as often as you like and repeatedly by the entire family. The RobiComb is available for $29.99 and can be purchased online at LiceGuard.com and nationwide at CVS and Walgreens.

Health for kids: Kids inevenitablity get sick so to combat illness, we are stocking up our medicine cabinet with Simply Saline Baby & Children. Perfect for the upcoming cold season, the Arm & Hammer Simply Saline Baby Nasal Relief, Baby Nasal Moisturizer plus Aloe Vera and Baby Nasal Swabs offer drug-free ways to clear up nasal congestion as well as minimize the burning and stinging that is associated with nasal irrigation. Suitable for children 2 & up, this is a fantastic product to keep your kids congestion-free.

We are also loving the Kids One Chewable Multivitamin and Gummy Vitamins from Rainbow Light. My daughter really loves the Kids Vitamins - Kids One™ Chewable Multivitamin & Minerals that are packed with essential nutrients that she needs as well as vegetable concentrates that she doesn't always get in her diet. They also contain probiotics that are great for digestion and immune health. Another bonus of these vitamins is that they are safe for kids with allergen sensitivities since they contain no gluten, soy, yeast, milk, eggs, nuts, fish or shellfish. They also have no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and additives..

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