Everything that surrounded the July 4th long weekend – the bbq’s, fireworks, parades – it may already be a distant memory for a lot of us. But don’t worry, there’s definitely more pool time and beach weekends in our futures! With that in mind, we can’t let another second pass by without sharing our summer beach/pool essentials broken down by skincare, beachwear, gear, toys, and water-friendly snacks. You’ll need everything from a shade tent for beach fun to sun hats. Of course, you want your little ones to have fun at the beach, but protecting them from the sun should be a priority too.
Take a look and don’t forget to leave your beach/pool must haves in the comments section.
Happy summer, loves!
1) Sunscreen should be generously applied prior to going outside every single day and reapplied as needed while you are out, not just when you’re going into the water. But without question, it’s one of the most important things to take to the beach or pool. These are things to consider to protect your little ones while out:
- Use a broad spectrum sun screen (UVA/UVB) with an SPF of 30 or higher (our picks for little ones and for mommas too)
- Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going out
- Liberally reapply every two hours and immediately after getting out of the water
- Other ways to add in extra sun protection is by wearing big sun hats, sunglasses and bathing suits with built-in UV protection
4) California%20Baby Non-Talc Powder, Canister – Calming, 2.5-OunceBaby powder (great for getting sand out)
5) Burt’s%20Bees Baby Bee Chlorine-Free Wipes, 72 CountFace and body wipes
7) Aubrey%20Organics – 100% Pure Aloe Vera , 4 fl ozAloe vera gel
3) Speedo%20Surfwalker Pro Water Shoe (Little Kid/Big Kid)Water shoes
4) Sunday%20Afternoons Play HatUV protection hats
2) Lil Tent
3) Pottery Barn Kids Totes (beach bag)
6) Rio%20Beach Wonder Wheeler Wide Beach CartWonder Wheeler Beach Cart
7) Picnic%20Time Insulated Cart Cooler with Wheeled Trolley, NavyPortable Beach Cooler
8) Klean%20Kanteen Kid’s Stainless Steel Bottle with 3.0 Sport Cap (Cactus Flower, 12-Ounce)Reusable water bottles
Beach Friendly Toys:
4) Learning%20Resources Numbers and Operations Sand Molds, Set Of 26Learning Resources Numbers Sand Molds
5) Battat%20Horseshoe SetOutdoor Horseshoe Toss Set
Snacks: (keep these dry snacks handy for the little ones, along with home-made pb&j and cheese sandwiches and cold water bottles or coconut juice boxes for instant hydration)
4) Bare%20Fruit Organic Fuji Red Apple Chips, Gluten-Free + Baked, 2.2-Ounce BagOrganic apple chips