I blinked and summer is almost over! Can you believe it? Little man will be done with vacation soon and we will be back to our regular schedule. Me and the husband are off to work and the little dude goes off to school. Working moms know they have hectic schedules to maintain. So we know to plan ahead of time and keep our stockpile of essentials on hand.
I would love to make my kid a fabulous and detailed lunch everyday, but time is of the essence. So as a working mom, I have to invest in the smart things to get all the while keeping our family budget in mind.
I went on a shopping trip to Walmart recently to stock up on the basics that I know our little guy will need for lunchtime at school. Here are 7 lunchbox items I recommend for working parents to get for their kids.
1) Lunch Bag
A great lunch bag is one that you can clearly write your kid’s name on. Waterproof and insulated would be awesome perks.
A hard and reusable container works better than plastic baggies (and better for the environment). My personal top would be to get one with separators and brightly colored (to better entice your little one to eat).
Do your best to include the basic food groups: Protein, Veggie, Fruit, Calcium, Healthy Fats, and Whole Grains. A great and tasty favorite for our family is Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish Crackers. As you can see, they come in so many flavors and are just so convenient to pack. Our son loves them! These are in the snack aisle of Walmart and are super easy to find and convenient to store.
Just because he’s at school doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have table manners. Utensils can help him work on his motor skills and leaves less mess on his hands.
A fun reusable water bottle. You can’t go wrong with water. Other liquids like milk and juice may have to be refrigerated.
6) Wet Ones Singles
I love putting these in for easy clean-up. Wet Ones® Singles kill 99.9% of germs. be including them in my son’s lunchbox, I can rest easy knowing his hands will be clean during lunch. You can find these in the cleaning supplies or baby aisle of Walmart.
7) Love note
Okay, so this isn’t an “essential” but for me, it is. The “working mom” guilt is inevitable, so this is another way to remind my little boy how much I love him, and that I’m thinking about him even at lunch time.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® + Pepperidge Farm® . The opinions and text are all mine.
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