Dorm Room Must-Haves – ModernMom

It’s hard to believe your baby is going to college, but it happens. Here is a roundup of some must-haves for your dormitory.

The beds in the dormitory are certainly not the most comfortable, so your son or daughter will really appreciate a mattress topper. We love this memory foam topper for a Twin XL mattress or this one for other sizes. The liquid gel infused memory foam reduces heat and increases airflow to keep your child cooler and more comfortable. When shopping, pay attention to the “cooling” option. Cooling pads are also a good idea. This is literally the gift that you will be giving … every night.

You won’t be around to make sure they bathe frequently, but you can make sure you pack a caddy bag so you can easily take everything you need for a shower with you. Pack shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and shaving / teeth accessories.

Of course they do need a toothbrush, but with all the germs in the shared bathrooms, make sure to check out the super cool toothbrushes from Dr. Watch Plotka’s Mouth Watchers. The dental floss bristles are enriched with silver so that they naturally clear bacteria, viruses and fungi between uses and act as a super toothbrush that gets into tight spaces between teeth and gums.

Your child may have to deal with laundry for the first time because they are not at home. Split It is an innovative, split laundry bag that allows you to separate your lights from darks. It also features two thick backpack straps that make it easy for students to carry their laundry to and from the laundry mat (or who are we kidding when they bring them home!). Don’t forget to pack detergent / capsules.

Hungry kids tend to grab junk food, but we’ve found a healthier solution. BlendJet 2 is an amazing portable blender that is perfect for a dormitory. They come in fun colors and can make smoothies in minutes. It’s light, rechargeable, and easy to clean. It’s super small so it takes up very little space in the dormitory.

If your child is playing college sports or just wants to bring a cold drink to class, Artic Zone offers stylish, insulated tote bags that are leak-proof, antimicrobial-lined, and come with an ice pack. Or for the more traditional look, these zippered lunch boxes have 3 compartments with easy-to-clean inner lining, a detachable shoulder strap and plenty of insulation to keep everything cool for a long time.

Not sure how much they will clean, but cleaning wipes are your best bet as they are quick and easy to use. Lemi Shine disinfectant wipes are bleach-free so they kill over 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, but are also safe on anything (including computer screens). These are super handy in any dormitory for small spills and disinfection (hopefully at least occasionally …).

Late nights lead to a need for coffee at night Keurig K-Mini Plus is intended for individual servings so that there is space for it in a small place. It comes in fun colors (we love Cardinal Red and Teal). This baby can brew 6 to 12 ounces. They will definitely thank you. (Well, they’ll think so, even if they don’t say it).

Your college student will have to type a lot, so you should definitely think about protecting their Mac with a keyboard cover. As well as looking fancy, these covers are made from durable, waterproof silicone that fits perfectly to prevent crumbs and spills from ruining your computer. The cover also reduces typing noises – which a roommate will appreciate!

Clear skin for your teen is very important when they go to college. Send them to school with dermatologist-recommended PanOxyl® skin care products. They have a heavier lather and a creamy face wash for more sensitive skin – both clean and clogged pores to treat the skin and prevent blemishes before they begin.

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