children's

After Splurging in 2014, Families Trim Back-to-School

After spending more on school supplies and electronics in 2014, parents this year will head into the back-to-school season evaluating what their children really need before spending on new items.

According to the National Retail Federation’s Back-to-School Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend $630.36 on school needs, down from $669.28 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $24.9 billion.

Ottilie & Lulu Skin Care

This collection of products for tween and teen skin care has added new items. It features Clean Skin Face Wipes, Everyday Facial Moisturizer & Sunscreen SPF 20, Morning & Night Gel Cleanser, Morning Pure Facial Moisturizer and Spot Blemish Treatment. Each Ottilie & Lulu product is dermatologist-approved and allergy-tested. They contain only natural ingredients that won't harm or damage young girls' sensitive skin and are full of antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins to keep skin healthy and glowing.

Babo Botanicals

This collection features all-natural, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free professional hair-, skin- and suncare products for extra-sensitive skin—whether babies or adults. The line includes Moisturizing Shampoo & Wash and Moisturizing Conditioner With Comforting Oatmilk and Calendula (pictured); Smoothing Shampoo & Wash and Smoothing Conditioner With Softening Berry Primrose; and Swim & Sport Shampoo & Wash, and Swim & Sport Conditioner With Soothing Cucumber Aloe Vera. Call 877.537.2226 or visit www.babobotanicals.com.

Little Cans Hair Bows, Headbands

Little Cans' pre-packaged sets of hair bows and headbands offer the following: The Chloe collection of sequin bows, which are available in four thematic colors; The Patricia collection of hair flowers, which are available in four thematic colors; and The Elizabeth collection, with lacy flowers that are available in three thematic colors. Each collection comes with interchangeable headbands in sizes that fit babies to adults. The can is intended to be used for storage or even as a cute tote! Visit www.littlecans.com.

Play Love Laugh Nail Polish

Play Love Laugh Nail Polish

This natural and nontoxic kid-friendly nail polish boasts a fruits and vegetables base. It is also 5-free, handmade in the United States, eco friendly, FDA compliant, animal friendly, gluten free, vegan, odorless, quick to dry, safe for expecting moms and safe for dogs. No bottom coat or top coats are needed; though an odorless top coat is available. Visit www.playlovelaugh.com.