Back to School Essentials 

by Elyse Hoffman

If you have kids, you know that accidents happen! With summer in full swing, be prepared for any situation with these 5 must-haves for any parent. 

1. Children’s Benadryl, 4 oz (FSA/HSA Eligible)

We like having this on hand because when allergies strike, so do cranky kids!  Benadryl helps give your child relief from common allergies and gives relief for runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat.  

Review: One of my children has seasonal allergies, as well as peanut allergies. I always have Benadryl on hand, in case we may need it for allergic reactions. It works well, and usually it circulates in the body within 20 minutes of administration. I have a bottle at grandparents house and I never travel without one” – Amazon  Customer


2. Band-Aids, Paw Patrol  (FSA/HSA Eligible)

Do you have a child obsessed with Paw Patrol? These band-aids are perfect for when your child has a boo-boo – they make putting on band-aids fun for everyone! 

Review: “My daughter is a Paw Patrol fan and absolutely loves these band-aids! These are the only band-aids than can cure a boo-boo for her. They seem to last a long time for a child too, so that is an added benefit. They do not fall off but also do not hurt when taken off, so a win-win for a band-aid!” Amazon Customer

3. Welly Adventure First Aid Kit (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This kit has everything you need in case an accident happens – bandages, antibiotic cream, ibuprofen, tape, etc. We have this on hand and have used it all summer long.  

Review: Oh, Welly Excursion Kit how do I love these, let me tell everyone to have you in their car! I have a 1st responders kit in my car and my NP bag. But I was looking to replenish my first aid kit. THIS kit does it all. And the Benzalkonium chloride wipes (no sting for wounds—yay kids) are a mom/dad’s dream! Even triple antibiotic. Not only will this be the 1 thing you can keep in your car and not have to remember to pack for vacay, but it will make you want to stop and help traffic accidents and playground boo boos. Parent of the year? You bet! I love this so much I got one as a birthday gift for my sister. Told her to keep it on her car. Bought a smaller Welly for the house. Sturdy metal box with a snap strap. Perfect. Love it!”Amazon Customer

4. Children’s Tylenol  (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This 4 oz bottle is a go-to in our home for runny noses, coughs, and fevers. The small bottle makes it easy to bring with you while travelling while big enough to last for a few sicknesses!  

Review: I always use this medicine when my child is sick. It never disappoints works like a charm.” Amazon Customer

5. Thinksport Kid Safe Sunscreen – SPF 50+ (FSA/HSA Eligible

ThinkSport sunscreen was the first sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Market Premium Care Requirements and is top-rated by the Environmental Working Group. It is easy to apply and rub in – making it a kid favorite!  

Review: “Have been using this sunblock for years… and it’s the only one I’ll use for myself and my family. It’s got clean ingredients and is safe to use (check EWG list), and it works. I’ve used other ones that are VERY thick and don’t spread on easily, and they leave a white film. This one spreads on VERY nicely. There may be a slight white film, but nothing noticeable, it really depends on how you apply it.”-Amazon Customer

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