Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

It’s that time of year again! The school year is about to begin and metro mama has got you covered. We know your list of stuff to get is long already but don’t worry, we promise these products will make your life that much easier and get the school year off to a great start!

Chaco Shoes

Complete that first day of school outfit with Chaco shoes for the active child. All Chaco kids shoes feature a LUVSEAT™ arch support for proper alignment for growing bodies as well as an EcoTread™ outsole made with 25% recycled content. Fun webbing designs keep kids playful, while necessary support and traction keep mom and dad happy. Added bonus, most Chaco shoes and sandals are machine washable! Kids can adventure in the muddiest of areas and shoes will get clean in one cycle. Available in toddler sizes too!

Re-Pac Reusable Bags

Lunch is probably your child’s favorite ‘class’ of the day. Why not make it yours too with Re-Pac Reusable Bags? These zippered bags are earth friendly, washable mold-mildew-water-stain-leak resistant dishwasher-safe everything bags! They replace plastic bags to protect our environment, offer a simple and unique way to hold and protect an endless list of everyday items and save you money. It’s the ‘ultimate reusable sandwich bag’
Bright Bin

Bright Bin

Plan the perfect meal for your child and present it in the Bright Bin. This lunchbox by Next Generation is non-toxic, 100% free of BPA, phthalates, lead and PVC. It is one unit with no lids or extra pieces to get lost or forgotten. It is two levels, with three divided built–in compartments and a sandwich/entrée compartment on the top. The easy-to-use, environmentally friendly lunch box fits easily inside a favorite insulated or cloth lunch carrier and comes in blueberry blue or raspberry red. Trust me. You’ll actually like packing lunches with the Bright Bin.

Applied Labels

If you haven’t yet received the letter about labeling all of your child’s belongings for school, believe me, you will. Applied Labels turns this normally pesky task into a fun little project. Their combo packs are practical and economical. Their website is very user-friendly and their labels are easy to apply and best yet, they actually stay put once ‘applied’.

Bokoo Car Seat Covers

If your preschooler isn’t quite ready for the bus, the Bokoo Car Seat Cover will be your new best friend. Don’t wait until after your child gets sick in (and all over) the car five minutes before you arrive home. Order one now! These genius inventions sport a patented-design that won them top honors from iParenting Media Awards and Mom’s Best Awards. Hidden Velcro allows you to easily put on and take off a Bokoo Cover; they are specifically designed and tailored to your actual car seat model, so whether you have a Graco SnugRide or a Britax Marathon, Bokoo Covers are a perfect fit. Bokoo Covers contain a special anti-crumb design and its waterproof, breathable liner keeps crumbs and liquids from permeating the seat. They’ll even embroider your child’s name on it! And don’t fret: Bokoo Covers made it a priority to crash test its covers to meet the National Highway Traffic Administration safety standards for car seats. To learn more, visit

It won’t be long before school will be in full swing. And with these products, you may just get there even sooner.

Originally published September 2011
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