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School Bag Must Haves

With Oliver starting school this week I thought it might be useful to share some tips of  what to pack in your child's school bag. Apart from the more obvious items such as pencil case, plimsolls and lunch bags I've discovered a few other useful items and included a few Mama must haves for your own bag too. 

Child's Bag

Name Labels - My advice is to label everything as stuff will go missing! I've  been using these stick on labels from My Name Tags since oliver started nursery and they have been fantastic especially if your useless with a needle and thread like me! They can be stuck onto clothes, lunch bags, water bottles and even shoes and the best part is they are washing machine and dishwasher safe! 

Bag Tag - Having a name tag or distinctive key ring attached to your child's bag can help avoid mix ups in the classroom as no doubt another child will have the exactly  same bag as yours. Oliver has one of these  Tinyme  name tags on both his backpack and gym bag. This company do hundreds of different designs so your sure to find one that appeals to your child, They also do many other personalised item that could be handy for school. 

Reusable Snack Bags - I've just ordered these reusable silicone food bags for putting Oliver's snack into. He still struggles sometimes to open packets and packaging so I had been opening them myself them popping the contents  into zip lock plastic food bags but I realise this isn't very eco friend so wanted to switch to something reusable. 

Waterproof Jacket- Living in Scotland means having a water proof 
 jacket all year round is essential. We scored a Polarn O Pyret one similar  to this one in the John Lewis Sale for half price. I really like that come winter you can add a fleece inside the coat for extra warm so it's usable all year round.

Mama Bag

Wet wipes/tissues - No mater how well you think you have cleaned their face before going out the door you are sure to spot a toothpaste mark somewhere once you get to the school gate so a packet of wet wipes always come in handy.

After School Snack - They will be starving the minute they come out of school and no doubt one of the first things they ask you will be "Do you have any snacks?" so it's advisable to have something in your bag ready for them to eat.

Travel Coffee Cup - I've been meaning to buy a new on the go  coffee cup for a while so am planning to order One of these so I can enjoy a hot cuppa on the school run, I just need to decide which colour to order!

If your little one is starting school this year I hope you find some of these suggestions helpful. Do let me know if I've missed anything you have found essential. 

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