Back To School can be a little daunting with school uniforms, coats, shoes, lunch-boxes and stationary to buy. I've put them together some essentials that I like to keep on hand to make life that little bit easier.
My first essential is Vamousse protective shampoo, I so so worried about my daughter picking up head-lice with her starting school in September. I'm trying my best to prevent it as much as I can. It can be frustrating, as sometimes it takes a while to discover the little critters. Normally buy the time there are signs, the infestation has already taken place. When used regularly of a family bath time routine it can stamp out infestation before it takes hold, killing the lice that have unknowingly been contracted & later killing lice as they emerge from eggs that have been laid.
I've used lice protection sprays and shampoos before and they have really smelt awful ( they remind me of fly spray) Lexie hates anything that smells usual, so I was really worried that the shampoo was going to smell awful but it has a real mild smell.
This video explains how Vamousse protective shampoo works and gets working
The second item on my checklist is ACE Gentle stain remover. I had forgotten how grubby Lexie's school socks used to come home in. I would stand bleaching and boiling them on a Friday night to get them back white. For her to come home Monday with them in a state again. ACE Gentle fabric stain remover, great for everyday use and removes typical “dingy” dirt caused by soil and mud. It also helps to prevent fabric colours bleeding or transferring to other fabrics. Ace Gentle can be used on silk, wool and is even safe to use on cashmere. So whatever the stain and fabric it sure to get it right out and things looking brand new again.
I just generally put a capful now in with the school uniform, so it brings them back to life again.
The last item is iron on labels. I normally buy the sew in labels but it gone for the easier ( lazier) option this year. I'm very intrigued to see how they last with lots of wear and washing. I always label everything down to shoes for school, due to changing for PE and school activities it's a nightmare when something isn't labeled and it gets lost. The labels are very easy to iron on, lay the item flat, stick on the label then with a bit of grease proof paper. Just go over the label with an iron for about ten seconds, making sure all corners are sealed down. They come in a pack of 50 with four different designs, there are so many designs to choose from. They are fun to look at with clear bright pictures and names for children to recognize. ( names are covered due to having her full name to the labels)