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Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids (Giveaway) - Outside The Box

Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids (Giveaway)

Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids (Giveaway)

I’m the mom of an adorable but sassy seven year old. She’s a really good kid. She does great in school. The staff in the after school program tell me she is the most polite, easy going kid in the program. I guess she saves all the sass for me and her dad. And every time pulls out the sass I silently wonder how the teenage years are going to go.  But yikes I don’t want to think that far ahead! Sassy or not she’s still my baby! The truth is no matter how old your kids get, they will never stop being your “baby”. And, of course, you always want whats best for them.  Before you know it your baby will be all grown up and ready to venture out to college or university.

When that big day does arrive you will want to send them off with the tools they need to succeed. Of course there are a million lessons and skills you’ve probably already instilled in them by that time because you are rocking this parenting thing! But just in case you’ve missed anything Church & Dwight have you covered with a few helpful hints and some awesome products to help!

Keep it Clean!

Stain removers, sorting and scooping are not for students. Let’s face it. They’re just looking for an easy solution to the challenge ahead – no clean socks or underwear and they’ve got a date in a few hours. Send them off to school with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. If you’re lucky, it may also mean you’re not greeted with a load of dirty laundry every time your kid comes home to visit.

Tip: Don’t be surprised when you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry here that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.

Keep it Safe!

One of the biggest challenges as a parent, is how to talk to your kids about safe sex. While it can be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary conversation and part of life! The harsh reality is that kids are having sex, yet not properly protecting themselves. In fact, a study found that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter within the past year. Furthermore, 72 per cent of students engaged in intercourse during their last sexual encounter, yet only about half (51 per cent) reported using a condom.

Tip: If you have a child heading off to school, buy condoms for them and pack them in their suitcase.  Trojan™ condoms are the number one condom choice of Canadians for protection.

 Keep it Fresh!

Just because you’re the one who’s prepping the kids for back-to-school, doesn’t mean they can’t teach you a cool thing or two – beauty hacks are no exception! One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required.  It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh. So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce. This is one item you won’t forget anytime you’re in a pinch and who knows, you might even find yourself sneaking into her bag to borrow some when you’re out!

Win it!

Is your “baby” heading off to college/university this fall? Then I’ve got a great giveaway for you! One lucky reader is going to win this Church & Dwight student care package giveaway. Don’t worry, nobody is going to know if you keep it all for yourself! The package includes:

  • OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
  • Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
  • Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume

Approximate. retail value $75. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18 and over. Enter using the form below. Good luck!


This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. I would tell them to stay away from the credit card offers on campus.

  2. My best tip is to make a budget and stick to it. The last thing you need is money problems distracting you from school.

  3. My best tip is to prepare to feel homesick or a little anxious. It is normal to feel and will eventually go away as soon as you settle in.

  4. I think my advice would be to try not to be overwhelmed and time management is so important!

  5. Give yourself time to adjust and settle in.

  6. Have a first aid kit handy

  7. to call home any time they need to day or night, to be themselves, eat right, study hard

  8. Get involved in clubs, sports or activities going on around school. It’s one of the best ways to meet new people when you start College or University!

  9. Beware of signing up for student Visa/Mastercard cards if you’re not used to using credit. Many a student has got themselves into difficulties that way.

  10. My best tip for a first time college/university student is only use your credit card when you have to,spare your money.Over spending can happen so easy !

  11. Pick a day of the week and that will be laundry day, and don’t spend your money foolishly.

  12. Don’t be afraid to try something new! University/college offers many opportunities to try new activities, sports, courses, and meet new and interesting people. Get outside your comfort zone and find out new things to enjoy!

  13. Go easy on the partying.

  14. Put studies first. No matter how tempting, extracurriculars, friends, social activities should take a back seat to schoolwork.

  15. Cook cheap meals & make your own lunch a few times a week to save tons of money. Stuff like tacos made with half ground beef & half black beans, spaghetti with veggies or meat sauce & fajitas are all super easy, yummy & fairly cheap since they don’t require a lot of (if any) meat.

  16. My tip would be try different courses the first year. It’s important to find courses you are interested in and sometimes you may think you’re interested in a subject, but you discover you’re not that interested in it.

  17. Be yourself. Have fun and work hard to met your goals.

  18. Buy the food plan at school and bring a box of KD.

  19. My best tip would be to tell them to never give up! No matter how hard it gets!

  20. Best tip is to learn how to make a monthly budget and stick with it, learning to manage your money is so important.

  21. I’d tell them to enjoy this time because soon they’re be all grown up and life won’t be the same (read: as much fun).

  22. study hard, make new friends, take care of your money and have fun!

  23. Keep up,with your studies! 

  24. It’s ok to be scared, nervous, sad, anxious, uneasy…at first. Work through this and try to open yourself up to new experiences. Change can be scary, but it can also be exciting, fun, exhilarating, and lead you to amazing new places in life

  25. My best tip is stick to your budget and enjoy!

  26. Enjoy it and try not to stress!

  27. Divide our time between studying and entertainment, make sure your stay committed to these times and enjoy the experiences 🙂

  28. Learn to budget and prioritize your time. Those two things would have helped me along the way.

  29. Keep a budget and stick to it. Make sure you have a meal plan as it will save you money!! Try to look around for deals on books – you don’t always have to purchase at the college bookstore.

  30. Just say no.

  31. My best tip for a student leaving home would be to buy a phone card and if you need me for a drive or to help you somehow you can call me.

  32. Always be yourself!

  33. Take care of yourself and stay healthy.

  34. My tip would be to eat healthy and be aware of your expenses.

  35. don’t leave assignments to the last minute

  36. My best tip is give yourself time to adjust – it is a big change!

  37. Have fun but stay focused on your studies. If possible to save money use cook in dorm, don’t overspend on credit cards.

  38. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    Sunday 27 August 2017, 7:26 pm

    everything in moderation and have fun 🙂

  39. My best tip is to reach out to someone when you feel your workload is overwhelming. Helps to talk it though.

  40. my best tip is for them to keep an open dialogue going with back home, so many changes occurr that first year its ok to ask for help and opinions

  41. Make a budget and stick to it. Plan your meals for the week in advance, and shop the on sale equivalent for meat/veggies. Track your spending and be careful the $ doesn’t run out before the end of the week.

  42. Best tip; call home any time you get the urge to.

  43. my tip would be budgeting and CALL home when you need to

  44. Always be true to who you are!

  45. make a budget and stay on budget

  46. Stay safe and call home often.

  47. TEST YOUR MOM BACK..or she’ll actually telephone you and it could very well be during a class!!

  48. Make sure you go to class!

  49. Don’t get into credit card debt! Classes first fun second.

  50. Learn everything you can from mom before parting!  But mom will always be there!

  51. Try and budget monthly, plan meals & outings, stay safe, put school first but also social time

  52. EAT! Don’t forget to eat!! My younger brother lost a bit of weight his first year….

  53. Balance is important. Make time for fun, but also remember why you are there.

  54. Don`t give in to peer pressure. Study hard but have fun too! Be responsible!

  55. Organize your time or else it will slip away!

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