What To Prepare For Your Child's First Day at School

After summer comes fall and the new school year, school opens its doors again in, and kids are getting ready to go back to class. As a parent, you’re probably wondering what you should prepare for your child’s first day of school. 

Every child experiences the first day of school differently. For some, it’s a happy yet nerve-wracking experience. Others may find it a little scary. Regardless of how your child feels about attending daycare or school for the first time, there are some things you should prepare for before sending them off on their first day of school. 

These back-to-school prep ideas will help make their first school day a success. Whether your kid is starting kindergarten, primary school, or another type of educational institution, read on to find out what you need to do as a parent. Hence, they feel ready and prepared to conquer this new chapter in their life. 

What to Pack for Your Child’s First Day of School 

There’s a lot to prepare for when your child starts school. It’s not just about packing the right clothes and books. It’s also about getting them ready for new routines, new teachers, and a new environment. It can be a big adjustment for anyone, especially for young children who may have trouble adjusting to new surroundings or have never been away from home. 


School is a new environment for your child. As a parent, you will be required to pack many things for your child’s first day of school like backpacks, lunch boxes, and clothes so that they are comfortable and prepared for the experience. 

Tips to help you pack for your child’s first day of school

  1. Pack everything your child needs for school including the kids’ school supplies, lunch box, extra clothes, and a hygiene kit for kids.
  2. Make sure that your child feels comfortable in their clothes or uniform so that they do not feel too cold or hot. Dress them in lightweight clothes during the summer or let them wear comfy jackets during the cold season.
  3. Prepare their packed food in a food-safe lunch box like our Nanny Rectangular Lunch Pack with Divider. You can choose from BPA-free plastic or stainless steel lunch box. Don’t forget their water tumbler and lunch bag.
  4. Make sure that they take all their medication or supplements before they leave home.
  5. Never let them leave home without their hygiene essentials from Baby Company. Check out below the essential products to pack for your kid’s hygiene kit:

Hand Sanitizer

Sanitizer is one of the essential hygiene products for kids. It helps to keep germs away and keep kids healthy. There are tons of options when it comes to choosing sanitizers for kids like gel-based and spray sanitizers. However, you should be mindful of the ingredients to ensure it’s safe and effective for your child’s skin and do not cause any allergies.

Tiny Buds Hand Sanitizer is a perfect option for cautious parents like you! This natural baby hand sanitizer is made with fruit alcohol and has a mild, sweet, and fruity scent that is perfect for delicate noses. Providing a sanitizer will help your child avoid catching a cold or the stomach bug that may be going around the school.

Tiny Buds Natural Hand Sanitizer

Tiny Buds Natural Hand Sanitizer

Anti-Bacterial Wipes

Keep trusted anti-bacterial wipes in your child’s school bag for quick sanitizing of their hands or personal items. This will make it easy for them to clean their things at the end of each school day. Remember to encourage your kids to keep their hands clean by washing or wiping them frequently throughout the school day. 

Parents stock up on Uni-Care Life Anti-Bacterial Flushable Wet Wipes from Baby Company. It's popularly known for being gentle not only on the skin but also on the environment because it's flushable and decomposable. 

Uni-Care Life Anti-Bacterial Flushable Wet Wipes
Uni-Care Life Anti-Bacterial Flushable Wet Wipes

UV Sterilizer

Your child’s first day of school will be a lot less stressful if you make sure that their backpack, shoes, and anything else that comes into contact with their skin are germ-free. You can do this by putting a UV sanitizer in their backpack.

Health Guard Portable Folding UV Sterilizer from Baby Company will help prevent the spread of germs and keep children safe. An added benefit of portable UV sterilizers is that it also kills most types of bacteria and viruses, including the ones that cause the common cold. They are also widely used in daycare facilities, cruise ships, and hotels, so it's a smart idea to keep one inside your child's backpack.

Health Guard Portable Folding UV Sterilizer
Health Guard Portable Folding UV Sterilizer

Insect-repellent lotion

Keep your child protected from mosquito-carried diseases by letting them carry an insect repellent lotion in their bag on their first day of school. Mosquitoes carry diseases that can cause a serious impact on your child’s health and can be a real menace during the warm summer months. 

They can cause itchy bites and rashes, and they also can be a real danger if your child is allergic to them. You can help keep your kids protected from mosquitoes by letting them carry an insect repellent lotion in their backpacks.  

Bite Block Kids Insect Repellent Lotion is an excellent option when it comes to repellent lotions. This one is a Picaridin-based insect repellent that provides ultimate protection against mosquitoes that may carry the dengue virus.

Bite Block Kids 100ml Pack of 2 plus free Patches
Bite Block Kids 100ml Pack of 2 plus free Patches


Every year, your child will go through a lot of changes, and that's why it's important to make sure that they are getting the right necessities for their day-to-day challenges like the start of the school year.

If you're on the hunt for shopping for your kid’s first day of school necessities, head over to Baby Company! We carry the best brands that most parents and kids in the Philippines love.

Shop these essentials and more at babycompany.ph and nearby Baby Company stores!

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