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in the Bag
Lunchbox: everybody needs a
lunchbox or bag, even if just for snacks. many new designs are of machinewashable fabric — neoprene isn’t just for wetsuits anymore! this Cooltote bag. kidstown.com.
Picking and packing school supplies KaT e L addi so n
he journey back to school starts with a fresh set of supplies — notebooks, pencils and, of course, a book-bag. Here are some tips and tricks for outfitting your kids’ backpack or bag. We’ve tried to strike a balance between keeping it simple and being prepared.
Water bottle: Look for a bottle that will stand up to repeated banging, has a leak-proof seal and cleans easily. plastic is pretty yesterday, after the outcry over bpA contamination, so try out stainless steel. this beatrix bottle came from Kids town in South burlington. kidstown.com
this set of containers came from Kids town in South burlington. kidstown.com.
For more information on backpack safety for kids, visit the American Academy of pediatrics’ website for parents, healthychildren.org.
Paper and writing utensils: Check with
your school or teachers about specific needs, but pens, pencils and notebooks are handy no matter the subject. these supplies came from Jack rixon’s pharmacy in St. Albans. 524-2020.