How to Feel More Prepared For the Day: The Foolproof Back-to-School Routine

How to Feel More Prepared For the Day: The Foolproof Back-to-School Routine

How to Feel More Prepared For the Day: The Foolproof Back-to-School Routine

How to Feel More Prepared For the Day: The Foolproof Back-to-School Routine

At the beginning of each school year, there’s a lot that might be on your mind as a parent.  And that's normal! Buying school supplies, making sure your kitchen pantry is stocked with healthy snacks, and getting your kids back into a routine are just some of the things that may be on your mental list.

Preparing for a new school year can be overwhelming with what seems like a neverending list of things to remember. That’s why our friends at Orange Naturals are here to help! Here are three things you can do to help feel better prepared as the kids settle into school again.

Set a Morning Routine

During the summer, your little ones may have gotten used to sleeping in. But during the school months, following a morning routine can make getting to school on time a lot easier. It's a great time to get your kids into the practice of using an alarm clock. This can help teach them to be independent and even feel like a grown-up!

Every great morning routine also includes eating a filling, healthy breakfast, packed with nutrients to give your child all the energy they need for the day ahead. You can even add in some supplemental support to give them an extra boost. Our Kids Multi is a daily multivitamin-mineral with just the right amount of plant protein, greens and superfruits. It’s a simple and convenient way to ensure your child is getting the proper nutrients for physical and mental development. Blend it into their morning smoothie, yogurt bowl, or even their favourite beverage!

Plan Out Some Fun and Healthy After-School Snacks

At the end of the school day, your kids have likely tuckered out and are ready for some tasty, energizing snacks. 

After-school snacks can also be a great opportunity for them to power up on vital nutrients. Vitamin D is important for making sure your little ones stay active and uplifted after a long day at school by playing a role in developing strong bones and teeth and supporting the immune system. Our Kids D3 Drops offer 400 IU of pure vitamin D. Add a drop to their after-school beverage of choice, or let them enjoy the tangy orange taste of the drops on their own.

And just because summer's over, the yummy treats don't have to be! If you’re looking for some healthy after-school recipes, that feature supplements like our Kids Probiotics Powder, check out our recipe for this Faux Watermelon Sorbet!

Set a Bedtime Routine

The key to preparing for a great next day is a great bedtime routine. A good night’s sleep is so important, especially for children, because it’s when their bodies rest, rejuvenate, and grow! Here are some tips to keep in mind when thinking of what to include in your child’s bedtime routine:

Healthy Dinner, Healthy Sleep

Going to sleep hungry never ends well! Eating a satisfying meal for dinner can help your kids go to sleep faster and stay asleep as well. Try to prioritize nutrients such as melatonin, magnesium, tryptophan and serotonin. These are all known to promote sleepiness and improve the quality of sleep. Almonds are a great source of melatonin and magnesium, milk is rich in tryptophan, and kiwis are a good source of serotonin.

Lean on Supplements for Support

Making sure your kids are getting all their nutrients is a big part of maintaining their overall health and well-being. Including a supplement such as our Sleep Tight for Kids right after dinner can be a great addition to your bedtime routine! This formula can help relieve restlessness and promote healthy sleep-wake cycles so they can sleep soundly and wake up well-rested.

Limit the Use of Devices Before Bed

The blue light from your little one’s iPad games or TV shows can make their body produce less melatonin, the sleeping hormone. This can make it harder for your child to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Instead, encourage them to listen to soothing music, colour in their colouring book, or spend some quality time with you. Exposing your eyes to the sunrise and sunset is a great way to regulate the circadian rhythm – try taking an after-dinner family stroll! 

Family walk at sunset

Read a Book or Bedtime Story

To help your kids get into sleeping mode, try reading them their favourite story. This will help them wind down and doze off easily.

mom and daughter reading bed-time story

Enjoy The New Changes

Getting back into school season can feel a bit overwhelming in the beginning, as you and your family adjust to a new routine. But, these reminders can help get your child excited for new routines and make the school year a fun experience!

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