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Summer is coming to an end (tear, sniff) and school is just around the corner. Getting your child ready to go back to school may feel like a full-time job, but with these helpful tips they will be ready to go back and have fun in no time!


  1. Get Back into A Sleep Routine

Late summer nights can drastically change your child’s sleep schedule. This can make mornings difficult for everyone. Start transitioning kids (and yourself, if necessary!) gradually between now and the first day. Try your best to prevent naps during the day by keeping them busy and enjoying every moment of summer, especially kindergarten students who may need extra support to break their nap routine! I also really recommend giving school-aged kids alarm clocks so they start learning how to get themselves up and out of bed independently.


  1. Prep Breakfast in Advance                                  

We’ve all heard that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. But, with everyone rushing around, it often gets put on the backburner. By quickly prepping breakfasts (like overnight oats or frittatas on the weekend) or prepping lunches the night before (my girls make their own, which should be a whole other blog post), your kids can wake up, grab and go. Once a week I try to make muffins in the evening so there’s a fun option the next morning, and I keep lots of toaster-friendly items like bagels, English muffins and waffles stocked up.

For an easy parent-win, add essential vitamins to your kids’ breakfast routine. FLINTSTONES Gummies Plus Immunity Support and FLINTSTONES with Extra C chewables daily supplements are a great way to help your kids maintain their immune function, which is especially important as they head back to school. Plus, your kids will love the great taste. I take a multivitamin every day, as do my daughters.



  1. Simplify back to school shopping

Arguably this is the best part of getting your kids ready to go to school – don’t you miss those fresh new school supplies? Some schools might supply you with a shopping list; however, many stores also have them available, just call ahead to check. (Though I recommend sticking to the basics and waiting to see if their teacher actually requires any extras.)  I always get the girls to “shop the house” first (why am I buying two pairs of scissors when we have seven in their art cupboard?) and if they want fancier or newer things they use their own money. Of course I supply them with “needs”, like backpack, lunch bag, water bottle, indoor shoes and a “first day/picture day” outfit. Remember, because it is a busy time of year stores will be packed, so the best time to go is early in the morning. If you want to beat the crowds, turn to online shopping. It’s quick and will come right to your door. I buy everything I possibly can online!


  1. Stop Seasonal Allergies Taking Over

Seasonal allergies are still in full force in September as ragweed season begins. It’s easy to control your environment at home, but not as easy at school. Check your allergy forecast and if your child’s allergy symptoms are playing up, consider giving them Claritin Kids  before leaving the house in the morning. It’s non-drowsy and provides 24-hour relief so your child can learn (and play) at school all day.


  1. Back-To-School Cleaning

With summer days full of fun, cleaning the house can easily be pushed aside…even for me! Haha! Organizing your house for the upcoming year takes time. Declutter wherever you can to make room for school clothes and other items.  Don’t forget to pay special attention to your child’s homework area, closets and bedrooms.  I have my girls purge their closets, dressers and shoe racks in order to make their back to school clothing lists. Liv hands down anything that doesn’t fit her anymore, and Eva’s hand-me-downs get donated to charity. We also deep clean spaces that we know we won’t have time for once school gets rolling again.

Cleaning the house will be sure to rustle up the dust (and whatever else is hiding). AERIUS Kids brings fast and effective relief of allergy symptoms, and comes in a great bubblegum flavour. Also, because it is non-drowsy your kids can help clean the house with you – no excuses!




Going back to school is an exciting time for parents and kids. With these helpful tips you and your kids should be in the swing of things in no time. What else do you do to get your kids ready?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

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