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All the Personal Care Items Your Kid Never Knew They Needed In Their Back-to-School Survival Kit

Backpack, pencils, lunchbox? Check, check, and check. Those are classroom essentials you know to get your kid every school year, but there are some lesser-known items that you should put in their back-to-school survival kit that’ll help them out in a mini-mergency. Hand sanitizer is likely on your list this year, but there are other personal care items you won’t want your kid going back to school without. Depending on the little emergency, these little helpers just might save them a trip to the nurse’s office or home!

It’s never a bad idea to equip your kiddo with a few bandages (fun designs only, of course!) for those little cuts or scrapes. Who knows what’ll happen to your kid’s mask during the day, so we recommend stocking them with some backups in case theirs gets damaged or falls on the floor. And for your new (or soon-to-be) menstruator, they’ll need a period kit with tampons, pads, and wipes for that time of the month.

Put all these essentials in a fun, reusable pouch, and they’ll be ready for just about anything that happens during the school day. Ahead, check out all the other things you’ll want to stash in their back-to-school survival kit, and they’re sure to head back to the hallways with a little more confidence this year.

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