Packing a backpack takes on a new spin when a girl nears her teen years. Today I’m sharing backpack essentials for teen girls.
Whether your teen is packing her backpack for her first day at middle school or high school, to go to youth group, or for an overnight sleepover, there are several essentials a teen girl shouldn’t be without.
After choosing the right backpack for your teen, next gather these essential backpack items so your teen will be prepared for anything when she’s at school this year.
First grab a small cosmetic pouch or two to pack these essentials in. The essentials will be easier to find, and the pouches will keep potentially embarrassing contents away from prying eyes.
A cosmetic pouch also makes switching from backpack, to tote bag, to purse quick and easy.
11 Backpack Essentials for Teen Girls
It’s always a good idea to have some cash on hand for the unexpected. Ten dollars is a good amount to keep stashed in the essential pouch.
With the unpredictability of teen bodies, it’s smart to always have a few feminine products on hand.
Hydration is so important, especially for active teens. Ensure your daughter stays hydrated all day long with a sturdy, stylish, and leakproof water bottle in her backpack.
Here are some of my teen’s favorite water bottles– I like to make sure they each have at least 2 so we can rotate them if one is dirty or accidentally left behind somewhere.
Mints and/or gum
Fresh breath is a confidence booster!
With all the germs she’ll encounter, this one is a must!
My teens love to buy fun little hand sanitizer holders and change out the scents of hand sanitizer that they carry.
Frequent hand washing can do a number on already dry skin.
Scented lotion can double as a great way to freshen up on long days away from home.
Leave necessary prescription medication in original bottles. If your child gets headaches or cramps, consider a small travel bottle of pain killer too.
ChapStick® or other lip balm
Cracked, chapped lips are never fun! Be sure to include your daughter’s favorite lip balm or ChapStick® in her backpack to keep her keep lips smooth all day long.
Pack a small travel size brush to keep hair looking great all day long.
Hair tie or barrette
Every girl needs a way to get her hair out of her face!
My girls won’t leave home without at least one of these hair ties in their bag.
Keep a piece of paper with emergency contact info in the essentials pouch. In case of emergency, it’s easy to forget important phone numbers.
So many people don’t know important numbers by heart thanks to the ease of using a cell phone. It’s also easy to damage or lose a cell phone, so having a piece of paper with important numbers is always a good idea.
With a well stocked essential pouch, your teen daughter can head out into the world with the confidence of being prepared.
I know I feel better when my daughter heads out the door with the essentials!
The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.