University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids!
University Student Care Package Essentials.
My girls are not nearly close to heading off to University but, I am slowly preparing them to make that leap. Here’s the thing, no matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. I believe you never stop being a parent, well, until your time is up on this good, green earth.
So naturally, when that bittersweet milestone finally becomes a reality (yes, I’m talking about college or university) you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you’ve prepared them for what’s to come and the tools they need to succeed.
But, who are we kidding? They likely don’t want our advice so let’s keep it short and sweet, shall we?
They can’t get a date without clean clothing!
Stain removers, sorting, and scooping is not for students. Let’s face it. They’re just looking for an easy solution to the challenge ahead – no clean socks or underwear and they’ve got a date in a few hours. Send them off to school with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. If you’re lucky, it may also mean you’re not greeted with a load of dirty laundry every time your kid comes home to visit.
Tip: Don’t be surprised when you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry here that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.
Don’t forget to talk about being safe!
One of the biggest challenges as a parent, is how to talk to your kids about being safe if they choose to have relations. While it can be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary conversation and part of life! The harsh reality is that kids are having intercourse, yet not properly protecting themselves. In fact, a study found that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter within the past year. Furthermore, 72 per cent of students engaged in intercourse during their last physical encounter, yet only about half (51 per cent) reported using a condom.
Tip: If you have a child heading off to school, buy condoms for them and pack them in their suitcase. Trojan™ condoms are the number one condom choice of Canadians for protection.
Sometimes, kids know best!
Just because you’re the one who’s prepping the kids for back-to-school, doesn’t mean they can’t teach you a cool thing or two – beauty hacks are no exception! One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required. It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh. So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce,and you can even use it on San Diego wigs from http://www.charle.com/ if you wish. This is one item you won’t forget anytime you’re in a pinch and who knows, you might even find yourself sneaking into her bag to borrow some when you’re out!
*Batiste is sold in over 50 countries
Ready to WIN?
Do you have a child or know of someone heading off to college/university this fall? Help them to be ready for the school year with this student care package giveaway. This contest opens on August 24, 2017 and ends on September 8, 2017. Open to Canada only!
Prize Pack Consists Of:
- OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
- Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
- Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume
Approximate. retail value $75
Sending a child off to college or university can be incredibly emotional. But, knowing that they have everything they need AND that you are only a phone call away gives a little peace of mind.
Do you have any college/university must haves or tips?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.
Granola bars, microwave popcorn, Fleece pajamas bottoms, or long johns, Deodorant, Shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, and lotion, condoms , vitamins, bandages, pain medicine, laundry detergent – I could go on & on – so many things
Hi,i would most love to try the 3 in 1 power pak!
I would include a few simple recipes and some snacks in a care package for a student
I always put in lots of snacks and a big box of KD. Alway buy the food plans.
I would put in personal care items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, bodywash, shampoo and conditioner. Laundry care package of detergent, stain remover and dryer sheets.
I would put toothbrushes and toothpaste in the kit!
A care package should have dry shampoo, pain remedy, band aid, tooth paste, mouth wash, laundry detergent and chocolate.
I would provide lots of snacks and drinks (mini fridge) so that they have tons for when they study. I would also make sure they have a meal plan and a variety of gift cards for restaurants.
I would put in the necessities like toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, body wash, hand soap, and a couple of gift cards for gas and grocery.
Cleaning products, hygene products, and first aid products
The product that I would really like to try is the Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume.
I would put a variety of bathroom items like toothpaste and soap in a care package.
Hi,my niece is leaving for school in a few days and my care package to her included
Oh and also condoms,they really need to be prepared for everything.
Yes, better safe than sorry!
I would put in toiletries like razors, soap, shampoo deodorant and some favourite snacks
I’d like to try the dry shampoo.
There are a ton of items in a care package that a university/college student needs….some are
– Command strips for hanging items on the wall
– Laundry detergent
– dryer sheets
– post it notes
– pens, paper, hi-lighters
– soap, shampoo, conditioner
And the list goes on, but don’t forget some SNACKS, that is a BIG must
Thanks @whisperedinspirations.com for the givewawy
I’d like to try the Arm & Hammer laundry pacs!
I would love to try the dry shampoo
Sit down with your son/daughter and create a budget that will help keep them on the right financial path.
a first aid kit.
As a parent my tip is call your child at least once a week.
Would love to try out the Arm & Hammer laundry pods.
I would like to try the Oxi-Clean stain remover!
I would put a gift card in a care package as they always need extra money for groceries or school supplies.
I would put either a grocery or gas gift card on a university care package.
I would too! Especially grocery gift card!
I’d pack baking soda to be used as laundry deodorizer
That’s a great idea too!
snacks, gift cards and toiletries
Can’t for get those! hehe
i`d love to try the Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume!
It’s my go to dry shampoo! You’ll love it!
a gift card for phone emergencies. thanks
This is good too if your kids don’t have cell phones.
Oxi Clean is an excellent product I would try.
It’s great for those stubborn stains!
Enjoy student life and find a good balance between school work and social activities. PIck courses that will help you in the future
I’m on the same page!
I would put in a grocery gift card.
I most want to try the Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume. I think it’s just what my hair needs!
You’ll love it! Great product!
I’d include an emergency visa gc, a fast food gc, the sample packs for laundry detergent you always get in the mail, and one of those page a day calendars that are encouraging
All great choices! Gotta keep your kids on point!
Give your son/daughter extra minutes, put them on your family plan or set them up with phone cards. Then insist on a weekly phone call!
That’s a great idea too!
I would include change for the laundromat.
Gotta stay fresh and clean! =)
I would also be adding laundry products and cleaners!
You’ll definitely need those!
first aid pack
Love to try the dry shampoo first !
I would love to try the dry shampoo. Next year is when I will be helping my daughter off to University!
I’d love to try the Batiste dry shampoo!
I have been wanting to try Batiste. I have heard that dry shampoo helps avoid extra washing and damage from too much drying.
Interesting To Read!
Kids such have a first aid kit !
We also need to pack snacks and lots of bottle water!
Yes, that is a great tip!
Batiste is on my list to try it !
The dry shampoo sounds like a very convenient product!
I would put a Tim Horton’s gift card, some microwave popcorn, some travel size toiletries and some laundry detergent and coins for the laundromat.
Also lots of healthy snacks for late night studying!
I would put gift cards in a care package.
Personal care items and first aid
I’d like to try the dry shampoo.
Don’t forget a good desk lamp with good lighting for reading and studying!
I’d like to try the Oxiclean
Personal package with liners,pads,lip gloss,hand cream,nail polish & remover.
I would put in some prepaid gift cards
I would love to try the dry shampoo.
I would include a gift card so they could buy a phone card,some Kraft dinner, and some cold medicine and aspirins incase they get sick.I like the package ideas you have in the giveaway as well and am sure they would be greatly appreciated. #CarePackageEssentials
Also some garbage bags,napkins,dryer sheets!
A first aid kit
Make sure the kids know how to do laundry, don’t want any ruined clothes.
Looking forward to trying the 3-in1 power paks
A bank gift card is always useful.
I would put a roll of duct tape, it can solve a multitude of problems. hanging pictures fixing shoes
I would buy them a bus pass for the year !
Some first aid items
I would put a grocery store gift card, first aid items, and sentimental things from home!
I would give them some books to read.
Nothing like some good books to read!