Summer is finally here. That means weekend getaways full of pools, beaches, and lakes are in your future. It’s the time of the year when we can’t help but flock to the water.
Even with your baby in tow, you can still have an enjoyable day outdoors — but you need to pack the right items. With this round-up of 14 beach day essentials, you’ll be prepared for some fun in the sun!
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1. Beach Tote
Get a big ol’ beach tote that fits everything, so you only need to schlep one bag to your outing.
2. SPF Swim Suit
Look for swim suits that keep your baby protected, like this adorable one.
3. Wet Bag
Having a bag to separate the wet suits and towels from dry clothes is a must.
4. Portable Crib
A portable crib is a great place for your baby to rest. Opt for one with mesh sides that unzip — perfect for a day on the beach!
5. Swim Diapers
Water-resistant swim diapers are the way to go when heading with your baby to the beach.
Throw some cozy PJs in your bag for a comfy (and dry) ride home.
7. Sun Hat
Project your baby from those hot rays with a wide-brimmed sun hat.
Natural, unscented sunscreen with a high SPF is just what you need to protect your little one’s skin.
9. Lightweight Blanket
Though it can get pretty hot out there, a lightweight blanket to cover your baby during nap time provides extra protection from the sun.
10. Water Shoes
Though not necessarily essential, water shoes are great for early walkers.
11. Baby Powder
Baby powder is a super simple beach hack. Simply sprinkle it on their skin and voila — the sand is gone!
12. Sippy Cup
Hydration is a must so be sure to pack their favorite sippy cup.
Especially if you’ll be at the beach for some time, pack a few toys — which you can place in the portable crib.
14. Hooded Towel
These are great for keeping the ears covered and for drying off with ease!