Is your child going to daycare or preschool? These handy products make it easy for both parent and child
We selected the most useful products to make the life of parents and kids easier during a year of school or daycare. From things your child can take with them to products that make your life as a parent easier in the morning and evening. Besides this, we’ll give some nice present ideas to stimulate your child through play after school and to wind down together before bedtime.
FOR THE YOUNGEST
Is your baby going to daycare or kindergarten? What to bring depends largely on what’s already available at the daycare center, but following items will certainly come in handy:
- A change of clothes
- Pajamas or a sleeping bag
- A handy bib
Discover the rollable and washable bibs from OXO Tot here.
- A cuddly toy
Elodie has both cuddly blankets and soft toys for babies and children. Choose a super-soft Blinkie or a cute teddy bear.
- A pacifier
Whether you want pacifiers with latex teat or orthodontic silicone teat? Elodie has them both. Discover the bamboo pacifiers or those with lovely prints here. Attach a pretty pacifier clip and the look is complete.
- Moist wipes
- Bottle food and feeding bottle
Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Put your bottle in the bag for daycare. A convenient feeding bottle is sure to come in handy. Elodie’s beautiful glass baby feeding bottles come in a variety of soft colors.
HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE
Children often don’t drink enough. A survey by WaWaah Water in 2021 shows that 1 in 3 children do not drink enough water. Parents are often unaware of how much water their child drinks. Since the sense of thirst is not yet sufficiently developed in young children, they should be encouraged to take in enough fluids. So a good sippy cup or drinking bottle filled with delicious water is definitely a MUST!
The drinking cups of OXO Tot are completely anti-leak, ergonomically shaped and can easily be carried in a backpack. From baby to infant. You’ll find the ideal sippy cup for kids of every age. Looking for a water bottle that is also pretty? Then be sure to check out the water bottles from Elodie’s ‘Back to Pre-school’ collection. These are made entirely of stainless steel. The prints of the drinking bottles can also be found in the collection backpacks and beanies. This way, you can complete the look!
> CLEANING DRINKING CUPS
Drinking cups that are easy to clean in the evening? Parents don’t say no to that! The cleaning kits from OXO Tot are ideal for this. With the different brushes you can easily clean the cups and with the fine brush set you can clean straws, lids and spouts perfectly. Dry everything afterwards on the handy bottle drying rack, a real bestseller!
DELICIOUS SNACKS IN CONTAINERS
Do you give your child a tasty piece of fruit or vegetable to take to school? Then make sure you have good leak-proof storage containers. A good cookie box or storage box is airtight and leakproof. The storage containers from OXO Tot are not only airtight and leakproof, they are also freezer-, dishwasher- and microwave-safe. The clips on the outside allow your toddler to open the container himself. Choose from sets of 4 x 120 ml or 180 ml freezer boxes, and 6 x 60 ml freezer boxes.
Fun tip: Do you like to give grapes? Cut them into four in advance with the handy grape cutter. In this blog, you’ll discover 10 lifehacks with a storage container.
A BACKPACK FULL OF KNOWLEDGE
Put the lunch box, cookie jar and water bottle in a cute little backpack! Help your child find a backpack that hangs nicely over their shoulders and has an extra strap at the front to connect the shoulder straps. The backpacks MINI by Elodie received new prints and colors in the new 'Back to Preschool' collection. They have a small front pocket that closes with handy magnets. The backpacks are finished in vegan leather in dark brown or light brown. Discover all the colors and prints here.
You can also stimulate your child in a playful way after school. With the educational and interactive audio player TIMIO your child will learn the letters of the alphabet, colors and vehicles. Also the songs, fairy tales and stories are great fun for children of any age. Do you want to raise your child multilingual? You can set TIMIO in 8 languages. Find out more about TIMIO here.
More of a fan of movement and activity for your child? MODU is an open-ended toy that encourages motor development and creativity with its soft blocks. Your child can create the cutest things alone or with the parent, from race cars to a kitchenette! MODU is more than just blocks, it's everything your child can imagine. Read more about the multifunctionality of MODU here. Discover the different building kits here.
Unwind with your kids in the evening with a cozy evening ritual. Pajamas on, nightlight on and one last story before your child goes to sleep. Yumi Yay encourages these connecting little moments between parent and child, because as the brand says "these little moments later become the greatest memories". Yumi Yay has night lights and bedtime stories. Four animals play the leading role: Otti the elephant, Billy the bear, Finn the bird and Tika the monkey. Put the soft cover of Otti over the lamp and read his story "Otti is a little bit afraid" at bedtime. Also discover the night lights and stories of the other three characters. Yumi Yay's night lights are cordless and completely button-free. Turn on the light and tap it for the right setting (timer).
- 1 light
- 2 soft food grade silicone animal covers (Otti & Finn of Billy & Tika)
- 3 light modes (20’, 40’ or all night)
- 4 Yumi Yay friends with each a matching story
Discover more about Yumi Yay here.
 Mertens, B. (01/09/2021). TERUG NAAR SCHOOL: “1 op de 3 kinderen drinkt te weinig water”, zegt de Bertemse diëtiste Wendy De Munter. 30 August 2022 on https://www.hln.be/bertem/terug-naar-school-1-op-de-3-kinderen-drinkt-te-weinig-water-zegt-de-bertemse-dietiste-wendy-de-munter~a5e2c933/?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F