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Back-to-School Must-Haves: Travel Packs of Wet Ones Antibactierial Hand Wipes

School starts for our children next week.  I am starting to panic because I jumped from having one child in grade school to three this year.  I am slowly wrapping my brain around having to buy or pack 3 lunches a day.  That's 15 lunches I have to make each week!  I also need to buy supplies for 3 different classrooms.  The only thing that saves me is making checklists.  I have a checklist of supplies I still need to buy based on the 3 lists I've received from our children's teachers.  I also will have a checklist for everything that needs to be done the night before each school day.  It will look something like this . . .

School Night Checklist

_____ Outfit
_____ Socks
_____ Hair Accessories
_____ Hat/Gloves

_____ Homework
_____ Friday Folder (Sundays)
_____ Clean Blanket (Sundays)
_____ Lunchboxes

_____ Snack (Nut-free)
_____ Lunch
_____ Small Snack
_____ Water Bottle
_____ Juice Box (Optional)
_____ Utensils
_____ Napkin
_____ Wet Ones
_____ Mints (Jake)

A few things on our list are new for this year.  Our oldest son did not attend full-day kindergarten, so having to send in a washed blanket for rest time on Mondays for each twin will definitely take some getting used to. Another new addition to our list is a package of Wet Ones antibacterial hand wipes in each lunchbox.  I always wanted to put a small travel size bottle of hand sanitizer in our oldest son's lunchbox for him to clean his hands before he ate, but I was worried about the possibility that the bottle would leak if it was not closed tightly.  I also worried that he would use it and then touch his eyes before the gel dried.  A package of Wet Ones seems like the perfect solution.

I always carry a package of Wet Ones in my purse, in our to-go bag, and I leave a package in the car.  I really don't know why it did not occur to me before now to include them in our son's lunchbox.  Even if the teachers have each child wash their hands before they walk down to the cafeteria, I shudder to think about how many things the children touch (like railings, the walls, doorknobs, picking things up off the floor, etc . . . ) between that point in time and the time they handle their food at lunchtime.  Wet Ones hand wipes would be an easy way to keep our children's hands germ-free before they eat.  They would also come in handy to help clean sticky fingers after our children have finished eating.

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own.