School’s out, which means it’s time to ditch the books and homework and head off to summer camp! Summer is a time for fun and relaxation; no parent should have to stress over what items to send off to camp with their kids.
To save you time and energy preparing for your kids’ camp sendoff, Katy Mann from Indy With Kids is here to introduce a few “must-have” items to ensure that each and every child has a healthy, safe and fun summer, whether they are headed to sleep-away or soccer camp!
Don’t worry about your child refilling his or her water bottle from a dirty sink, fountain, or hose while they’re at camp! Instead, send them off with a bobble – a reusable water bottle that filters water as you drink. When water passes through the carbon filter, chlorine is removed from ordinary tap water, leaving crisp, clean, better tasting water! Each replaceable bobble filter equates to 300 single-serve bottles, which harm the earth (and your wallet!) and are available in a variety of interchangeable colors. Bobbles are BPA, PVC and phthalate free, and retail for $9.99 at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide.
- Kids Relief Allergy Oral Solution
Don’t let sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes ruin your child’s summer! Kids Relief Allergy Oral Solution will help relieve your child of allergy symptoms, so they can head off to camp worry-free about being outside all day! The unique homeopathic formula makes it safe for kids of all ages to ingest without worrying about the risk of overdose, harmful side effects, or drug interaction. The included dropper makes the solution easy to administer, and the great tasting banana flavor will make it easy for your kids to take every day to stay symptom-free! Kids Relief Allergy Oral Solution retails for $8.99 and can be purchased at CVS locations nationwide.
- Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel line
Just because school is over, doesn’t mean head lice go into hiding. Summer camp is a prime spot for your child to pick up head lice – if you’re not prepared! Fairy Tales Hair Care’s line of Rosemary Repel products is clinically proven to prevent head lice with organic herbs and natural plant extracts. The best part? Your kids won’t even realize they are using a lice product: Rosemary Repel Shampoo, Crème Conditioner and Conditioning Spray are all professional quality hair products, with the added benefit of repelling lice due to the ingredients they use! Daily use of the hair line both before and during camp season will help keep lice away, so the only thing your kids will have to worry about is having fun! Rosemary Repel Shampoo (12oz bottle), Rosemary Repel Crème Conditioner (8oz bottle) and Rosemary Repel Conditioning Spray (8oz bottle) retail for $12.95 each, and are available at Ulta and Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide, and online at www.fairytaleshaircare.com.
When kids spend all day outdoors, mosquito bites, poison ivy or heat rash is almost inevitable. Don’t let these small annoyances ruin the fun! TriCalm is a steroid-free gel that delivers rapid relief from itching, burning and stinging associated with insect bites, poison ivy, oak and sumac, and other minor skin irritations and conditions. TriCalm’s unique formula reduces the sensitivity of specific nerves responsible for sending signals of itching, burning or stinging to the brain, and is safe for use on sensitive skin for ages two and up. TriCalm retails for $10.49 and can be purchased at CVS.
- Coppertone UV Headwear
You can slather your child in sunscreen before they leave for camp in the morning, but are they going to reapply throughout the day? Keep them protected with the help of Coppertone UV Headwear, which are equipped with UPF 50+ sun protection (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). Adorned with your kids’ favorite characters from Sesame Street to Thomas & Friends, the hats are designed with proprietary fabric technology to block 98% of UVA and 99% of UVB rays. Also designed with the highest standard in wicking and moisture management properties, Coppertone UV Headwear make up a unique and functional line of hats that kids will love to wear and parents will appreciate. Coppertone UV Headwear retail for $6.85 and up, and can be purchased at Amazon.com.