13 innovative products for an even better back-to-school

From name labels to simplified kids clothing and everything in between.

13 innovative products for an even better back-to-school

There are so many awesome products out there to make your family's life more streamlined. But, let's face it: finding the time to research and purchase your favorites is tough. That's why we did it for you!


Whether we're talking a two-in-one lunchbox backpack or the best way to keep all of your kids artwork together, we'll keep you in the know and ahead of the back-to-school game.

Here are 13 of our favorite innovative products to keep your crew organized and efficient this school year:

These insulated stretchy neoprene lunch totes keep food warm or cold for 4 hours. They’re available in a huge variety of fun colors and patterns, and the soft handle makes them easy to carry. Best of all, the flat bottom design keeps food upright, so lunch won’t tip over and spill everywhere.

Yumbox is a bento-style, leakproof food container made to help kids establish healthy eating habits. With compartments for fruit, veggies, grains, protein, and dairy (and an extra treat or dip compartment), this is the ultimate kid friendly lunchbox. Throw away the baggies and expensive snack packs and trade them in for this dishwasher safe, compact, easy to open, easy to clean container and make lunch fun. And they fit perfectly inside the BUILT NY Lunch Totes.

We already love the plastic Contigo bottles, but these new vacuum insulated stainless steel ones are a step above. The innovative autospout lid opens at the press of a button to keep liquids in and germs out. Say goodbye to spills with the only leak-free insulated bottle around.

Weelicious lunches is a cookbook jam packed with healthy, fun ideas for school lunches that are sure to please both kids and mama (and probably dad, too!)

This Obersee backpack features a roomy interior and a side drink pouch. You’re kids will love the awesome prints like unicorns, robots, or tie-dye. What really sets this backpack apart is the insulated front pocket that can double as a lunch box. The padded straps make it super comfortable for little shoulders. A back to school must have.

Capture all your child’s milestones with these memory cards by Sticky Bellies. Featuring 10 customizable cards from the last day of camp to the first day of school, just grab a marker and create an instant memory.

Eliminate the time you spend running around in the morning trying to find their favorite bow. Keep hair bows and headbands in one place with this fully customizable hair accessory organizer.

Primary is a new online clothing store where you can get affordable, simple, comfortable basics for kids 0-10. With t shirts and pants in every color of the rainbow all in one place, who needs to lose time shopping for clothes? No logos, super soft pima cotton, these are more than basics, they’re staples. The collection stays consistent so you can replace your kids’ faves when they get too small.

Name labels don’t have to be standard and boring anymore since Minted joined the game. Personalize them with a picture of your child, or choose a beautiful watercolor that includes your phone number or your child’s classroom and stick them on anything that runs the risk of getting lost.

Especially useful in a shared closet, keep everyones hanging clothes organized with these adorable and practical closet dividers. No more mixing the babies rompers in with your toddlers dresses. Separate all by sizes or request seasonal dividers so you’ll never search for a sundress in a sea of sweaters at 7 a.m. again.

Artkive is the best way save all your child’s artwork without the clutter. You can categorize each piece by age or school year and the app will help you make a book of your favorite collections. Simply take a picture with your iPhone, upload it to the app, and it will store it all for you.

This art-caddy is a great way to keep all their supplies in one place. Keep scissors, glue, pencils, crayons etc in this super cute, easy to transport design that seamlessly moves projects from one room to the next, keeping everything neat and organized.

Keep kids learning even after they get home from school by making screen time count. Leo’s Pad was designed by a team of Stanford University education researchers to include a variety of fun, informative, excited games woven through a great storyline. The game follows a group of kids named for some of histories greatest scientists as it teaches your kids about space, gravity, colors, shapes, and rockets.

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