How we get ready for daycare

A couple weeks ago, a kids labels and gift brand called Stuck On You reached out to me and sent me some products for Austin.  Their site is full of items for labeling your children’s items in ensuring they don’t get lost at daycare or any public place you go as well as some very neat and innovative kid’s gifts!  I’ve been wanting to do a post about how we prepare for daycare on a weekly basis and some tips and tricks to make life easier.  Hopefully this can be helpful for other parents whose kid’s are about to start daycare or who just need some time-saving tricks in the mornings – you know us parents could all use those!


1. Label children’s clothing with iron-on clothing labels and set out outfits for the week on Sunday evening.  Just ask my husband, but I get pure joy by picking out Austin’s outfits for the week.  I just look at the weather forecast for the week and plan out his outfits accordingly.  His teachers have always said to us that Austin is the best dressed kid in school and that makes this Mama proud.  He has colored pants in every color of the rainbow, graphic tees, patterns and tons of colors for tops.  He simply has more clothes than my husband too, heh.  I do this on Sunday evening as we get him ready for bed and as he grows older, I’ll let him pick an outfit or two for himself too. 




2. Pack the things they need to bring to school for the week on Sunday evening (as well).  Make sure backpacks are labeled with bag tags so they don’t get mixed up with other kid’s backpacks. We wash his sheets for his cot and his blankie each weekend and put it in his backpack to bring with him. We also bring extra pants and underwear for potty training. I do this after he goes to bed on Sunday night and make sure my husband puts it in his passenger seat of his car so he doesn’t forget when he drops Austin off at daycare on Monday morning.


3. In the summer time, make sure to send a drink bottle to daycare with your child.  After play in the sun, they need to remember to keep hydrated!


Do you have any tips for making weekly prep for daycare easier?


  1. I really like the bag tag. We always send a backpack, but it doesn’t always make it home!

  2. Such great pics! My tip would be a checklist with big bold pics for kids to read to help get there bag ready. Things like – brush teeth, wash face, hat, lunch etc. Helps my kids and stops me having to repeat myself each morning. Each day they get it complete we make a huge fuss with applause and “Yaaaay!” It works for us.

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