Back to School. Back to routine. Are we really nearly approaching the beginning of the School year?
I’ve only just got over the emotion of George’s last few days in Year Two. He’s taking such big steps in September, a new School, a new uniform, a new routine and a school tie to master! It feels a little early to be writing about the back to School, homework, after School clubs and routine. But then when I think about how close the beginning of September is and how fast August is whizzing by I really am happy to be organised and all set. One less thing to worry about. And as we are due to go off on our summer holiday in less than 8 days only flying back 1 day before George’s first day at School, organisation is the key to a stress free holiday for sure.
A few weeks ago the lovely team over at Petit Fernand sent George a little package which included their personalised labels, a new lunch box and a water bottle to helps us with our back to School preparations. A welcome treat and so lovely to be working with them again. This is our second time receiving these products and just like before they did not disappoint. I just feel so organised and less worried that items will go missing.
We opted for the value pack School labels which cover all bases. With a mixture of stick-on and iron-on, a total of 140 name labels you will be set for some time. We have only just ran out of our last set which we had when George started School in 2015. We use them to label everything which goes to School, whether a book back, his uniform or sports kit, a PE bag or even a pencil case. And lets’ not forget his School shoes. I love the footwear labels. Often the most expensive item so best to have them labelled. George loves to personalise his stickers, he is so predictable – choosing a football to go beside his name. He always has so much fun choosing a font and colour. I love that things like this involve the child.
Lunch box & personalised water bottle…
With George moving to a new School he has chosen to have a packed lunch from home this year. I think for him it’s about making choices for himself and perhaps even a little bit of home going with him on this new journey. So when we had the choice of receiving a personalised lunch box and water bottle it just makes life so much easier for everyone. And I know he will not lose his lunch box. Parenting win.
Just like the labels this is our second personalised lunch box from Petit Fernand and I really love them for the space inside, separate compartments and ice tray hidden away. They are Bento in style and have four compartments which just help to break down his lunch. George easily gets overwhelmed with food so with this lunch box we can mix sandwiches, veg and fruit. They are a little more expensive than most on the high street but durability and fun is at the heart of what this brand creates and for me they are worth in the investment. A little tip for you – as the ice pack melts it does make the shelf a little wet so I always wrap George’s sandwich up so that the bottom doesn’t get soggy.
The water bottle is hard wearing, fun in its design and one that George reaches for every time we are heading out. The lid is so easy to use and the safety catch is perfect for ensuring no leakages. Just like the lunch box and stickers he was able to choose the design, colour and personalise with his name. As a family we love anything like this. Who doesn’t appreciate a personalised item? And I think the School do too as it’s less stressful for them if something does go missing. The quality of each product stands out. Another great feature is that they keep the fluid cool for up to 12 hours. Everything is thought of here.
Are you nearly ready for the Back to School routine? I’ve added this post to Colette’s #TriedTested over on her blog We’re Going On An Adventure.
*Disclosure – this is a collaborative post