6 Back-to-School De-Stressors for Parents & Kids
6 Back-to-School De-Stressors for Parents & Kids
Back-to-School is stressful for parents and kids alike. If you can identify with any of the 6 situations below, I guarantee you that these solutions will reduce your stress and make your kids' lives a little easier too.
Don’t Jack the Back, Mac
What kid wants to be walking around with a messed up spine when they’re ten? As a parent, you’ll have one less thing to worry about if you get them an Airpack Ergonomic Back-Saving Backpack. These things are amazing. They’re cool, trendy, ergonomic AND healthy. Plus they have compartments, zippers, hidey holes, bells and whistles galore.
Airpacks backpacks patented design redistributes weight from the shoulders to the hips and lower back, thereby lightening the effective weight of the pack by 50%. Stress on the body is reduced by a whopping 80% because the design promotes a more upright standing position. Airpacks come in small, medium, large and mesh and are sized to fit by height (or torso length). Great for students of all ages and yes, that means adult students too.
Even if you’ve already invested in a backpack, you may consider swapping it out for one with back saving technology. Did I mention that it makes you stand up straight? The bonuses never end.
Stop Missin’ the Bus, Gus
(school morning dialog without the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock):
Time to wake up! Sweetie, get up… Get up, please. C’mon now, up, up, up. You’re going to be late for school…. (5 minutes later) Don’t make me come in there. Get…up…NOW.
(school morning dialog WITH the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock):
Well, aren’t you on the ball today! Holy moley, you’re dressed already. What a great kid. (smiles, whistling, high fives ensue)
Having a hard time waking them up? Fear not. Blast ‘em out of bed with a Sonic Bomb alarm clock. There’s even a Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm Clock to wake your sleeping beauty.
Really, they're not as scary as they sound and we sell a ton of them so they must work. Allegro Medical product manager Mike Benge wakes up to the Sonic Bomb every morning. He says, “It’s like a freight train coming at me. Lights are flashing, the bed is shaking, and the sound is like nothing you’ve ever heard.”
You can set these clocks to do all kinds of things – loud or not so much. I have the Portable Vibrating Travel Alarm that gently vibrates my pillow so I don’t wake up all freaked out. Ahhhhh. No noise – but I could add noise if I wanted. And for all you do, Soccer Mom, you deserve a nice gradual awakening with the Sunrise Alarm Clock.
Hate running to catch the bus? How about chasing your alarm clock instead? This one jumps from the nightstand and runs away. Seriously! It's called the Chrome Clocky Mobile Alarm Clock. Makes a great gift.
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Quit Wettin’ the Bed, Fred
The start of a new school year is stressful for everyone, but even more so for families with bed wetters. Besides the lack of sleep and overall frustration you’re ALL feeling, your child is also likely dealing with significant emotional and social issues associated with bed wetting.
If you are tired of the stress (and mess), you should try the Nite Train’r Bedwetting Alarm as a training tool.
The Nite Train’r is a device that sets off an alarm to awaken the child when just a drop or two of urine hits the sensor pad, worn in the child’s undergarments. There’s a Nite Train’r for Males and a Nite Train'r for Females.
Crissy, an Allegro customer from Fullerton, CA says, “Our six year old son never had dry nights, even as a preschooler. He is a very sound sleeper, but after two nights he began waking up to the alarm…he has had three dry nights during the third week of use.”
Don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope. Hopefully the Nite Train’r is the answer you’ve been looking for, and you can remove bedwetting from the list of stressors in the morning rush to school.
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No more Starvin’, Marvin
It’s no secret that kids don’t always eat right. At least when they are home, you can do a better job of monitoring it. Once they’re off to school it’s anyone’s bet. If you know, or suspect, or have been told that little Suzy is not getting enough calories, there is a simple answer. Supplement their meals with balanced shakes, juice drinks or puddings. We have a complete selection of Child Nutrition products – our most popular being Pediasure, Nutren Junior, Resource Just for Kids and Boost Pudding.
These products cover picky eaters, skinny kids, special needs, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, reduced appetite, super-active, low-weight, chronic illnesses, short-term illnesses, mal-nutrition – pretty much everything. There’s no reason for you to worry every day about Junior getting enough to eat. Kids love this stuff.
Be Ready, Mama Betty
School time means toting kids around. Sometimes toting other people's kids around. Even if you’re not driving with kids, we all need to pay attention to this. Are you prepared for an emergency? Here is a checklist of things you need in your car in case you’re stranded or in an accident:
Don’t dilly dally. Order now. It’s easy. I hope you never, ever have to use this emergency stuff, but it pays to be ready. And believe me, when you need a rescue blanket or a side window breaker, you’re not only glad you have it, but it could save your life.
Don't Sneeze Up the Goo, Drew
Preparing for the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus - or just flu season in general? Check our Swine Flu Category for available products (several are still back-ordered from the last break-out). Meantime, make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizers to squirt on those little germy fingers, and surface disinfectants for your counters, bannisters, keyboards, etc.
Have a nice day. Be safe. Eat your greens. And thanks for being an Allegro Medical customer. We appreciate your business.