This week I took the kids on our first school supply shopping trip. My girls love picking out their own notebooks, folders, pencil pouches, glue sticks, scissors and markers. Back to school shopping makes starting school more exciting! This year my girls needed new school gear, a few new outfits and some basic hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!
This post is sponsored by Tom’s of Maine® and all opinions are my own.
Start a Smart School Year Routine
It’s important for kids to get plenty of rest before going back to school. It’s also important for kids to be clean and tidy for each school day. While mud and grass stains may be permissible during summer days, I like to ensure my kids are cleaned up for each new school day. My kids brush their teeth morning and night, brush their hair and take regular baths & showers. I also like to choose natural products to use for our hygiene routine that promote healthy habits and are free of chemicals and dyes. It’s a great time to stock up on Tom’s of Maine® natural products from Sprouts Farmers Market for going back to school!
Tom’s of Maine oral care and natural personal care products are made without artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, nor are they tested on animals. Tom’s of Maine has been a trusted name in natural products for over 48 years. The company donates 10% of profits to human and environmental goodness and all Tom’s of Maine packaging can be upcycled through TerraCycle®.
My kids love using Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Free Toothpaste. It has a slightly sweet taste and it gently cleans their teeth. This natural toothpaste is also a creamy white color that doesn’t leave residue behind on the sink, something I definitely appreciate!
Tom’s of Maine Fruitilicious Children’s Gel Toothpaste is another super smart oral care product. This clear gel with fluoride fights cavities, strengthens enamel and contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. The smooth gel toothpaste has a mild fruity flavor kids will enjoy using as they learn to regularly brush their teeth.
Do you have tweens or teens? Next time you’re at Sprouts Farmers Market, pick up Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool!™ fluoride toothpaste. This mildly minty natural toothpaste is formulated for older kids who have outgrown fruit or bubblegum flavors but don’t prefer the strong mint flavor of adult toothpastes. Wicked Cool! strengthens enamel and freshens kids’ breath. It’s also accepted by the American Dental Association to help prevent cavities.
Sprouts Farmers Market is a great destination for Tom’s of Maine products!
Teaching kids to take care of their teeth is a super smart way to begin the school year and prevent cavities.
Tom’s of Maine also partners with The Kids in Need Foundation for their Back to School Program. The Kids In Need Foundation works to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
How do you help your kids get ready for going back to school? After the fun days of summer, I look forward to getting back into a routine and helping my kids learn new school subjects, life skills and healthy habits.
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!