January 29, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Back to school checklist

It’s that time of year again! After a jolly good holiday season family bonding (fighting is still classified as bonding right?), it’s time to start thinking about getting organised for the classroom. Whether you’re sending your little ones off for the very first time, or arguing with your grade fiver about their choice of footwear, the list of things can seem endless!

That’s why we’ve put together a back to school basics checklist to keep you on track. Added bonus, you can shoplunch boxes, drink bottles, school bags,school shoes, plus a whole lot moreat Baby Bootique now!

1. School bag 

Check out the gorgeous range of  Penny Scallon bags

Back Packs


2. School shoes

From Bobux to Saltwater sandals and more, Baby Bootique has your girls or boys school shoes sorted. Don’t forget to check out our top tips for buying school shoes guide for the perfect fit.   

3. Drink bottle

Drink bottlesDrink bottle


4. Lunch box or bento box

Shop girls and boys  Kollab lunch boxes  and  Penny Scallon bento boxes.

Bento box

5. Stationery

  • pens
  • pencils
  • eraser
  • sharpener
  • ruler
  • pencil case
6. Uniform

Depending on your school’s policy, but typically:

  • 2-3 tops/shirts
  • 1 x jumper/cardigan
  • 2 x pants/shorts or skirts (or dress)
  • 1 x blazer
  • 1 x waterproof raincoat
  • hat
  • socks
7. Sport gear
  • pair of runners
  • backpack
  • T-shirt andshorts, orleggings.
  • hat
  • socks


8. Extras
  • sunscreen
  • name labels- I love stuck on you for labels.
  • glasses – if required
  • medicine – don’t forget to ensure all medications your child needs are clearly labelled, up-to-date and have the current usage instructions


Happy back to school everyone! What are your top tips for surviving this chaotic time?