Back to School Essentials for a Healthy School Year

School is back in session! The school year is always tough with kids brining home all the school germs. There are some crucial items you’ll want to have on hand to keep your household healthy. We are rounded up a few must haves below.

Lansing Mom is here to share our tried and true favorites. This post does contain affiliate links that help support our small business but every product is something we love!


A great way to help prevent germs and keep immune systems strong is vitamins. Our personal favorite is Hiya Vitamins! They have zero added sugar and are made from fresh ingredients bonus is you can get them delivered right to your door.

Face Coverings

Face coverings will be an essential item for returning to school. When you kids are starting to feel under the weather face coverings are a great way to slow or stop the spread as they are recovering.

Hand Sanitizer

Gotta keep those hands clean! The trial size hand sanitizers are great for on the go. It is now an essential item for my trips anywhere outside the house. I like to use a large refill bottle and refill the mini one when it gets low.

  • Germ-X Hand Sanitizer trial size
  • These travel size sanitizer holders will be a cute addition to your child’s latest new accessory – $15.95 for an 8 pack.
  • Here are some sanitizing wipes that may be helpful for a quick hand and face clean up – $19.99 for 20 travel size packs.

Disinfectant Wipes

I will be stocking up on disinfectant wipes for my return to school this year. Disinfectant wipes are said to kill 99.9% of germs and the cold/flu virus. At about $3.19 for 75 disinfectant wipes, you’ll want to stock up so you can start a disinfecting after-school routine.

Infrared Thermometer

An infrared forehead thermometer will be a good thing to have on hand for an everyday temperature check. Most schools will be doing either temperature checks or symptom checks every morning. Fevers or any sign of sickness will be a big no-no. An infrared thermometer can be a fast, accurate, and easy way to check your temperature. $49.99 on Amazon.

Sanitizer Bag

This UV box is a great addtional to sanitize cell phones and other items that are holding so many germs. Although this may run a little more pricey it kills up to 99.9% of bacteria with no chemicals. It sanitizes items in one minute and can fit larger items like keys, jewelry, eyeglasses, and more.

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