If you plan on going to the beach this summer, you are going to need these top 7 baby essentials! Don’t worry; I am not a fan of taking a ton of stuff with me everywhere. I am that mom that doesn’t actually have a diaper bag, I just shove a couple of diapers in my purse and go out the door. Keep in mind; you are packing for a baby, not a small army. Check out these top 7 baby essentials for the beach!
Top 7 Baby Essentials for the Beach
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You will need a bag large enough to haul everything you need. I know I want to carry as little as possible when going to the beach for the day, so I try and pack a big enough bag that can carry the stuff I need from the diaper bag for the day, plus the extras I need (keep reading) for the beach. Trust me when I say you will only want one bag. If you are anything like me, you pack nicely when before you leave home, but by the end of the day everything just gets tossed in there!
You want to protect your little one’s precious head, so grab a sun hat. Sure sunscreen will do the job, but a hat will help to keep the sun out of her eyes as well. Not to mention the added protection from the rays.
SPF swim suit
Again, sunscreen is definitely a must, but you can’t go wrong with a swimsuit that has a little SPF built in. Read the tags before you purchase, it will tell you. Also, think about function over fun. There are tons of super cute bathing suits out there for kids, and some offer more skin protection than others. Think about a t-shirt style for your boy or girl. They offer great sun protection for their delicate skin.
Sure, you can carry the playpen, but they can be bulky and heavy. There are some portable cots on the market that are lightweight (under 10 pounds), and all four sides are mesh, so it is great for being at the beach!
There have been a few times that I have been to the beach and forgot the swim diapers (facepalm). Thankfully I had packed an abundance of diapers, but my child was the one walking around with a diaper full of ocean. Swimmies catch everything a diaper does, without blowing up.
After a long day at the beach what feels good to you? Some loose clothing! Pack a set of pajamas, because sometimes a few hours at the beach turns into night and it can get a little chilly. Just be prepared so your little one can get out of a wet and sandy suit and into some dry and comfy clothing.
I know it’s the summer, and this might sound a bit crazy, a blanket at the beach, but I am telling you, pack one. The last time I had my son at the beach, I was very thankful to have it, I was able to over the stroller with it (because I was prepared with a portable crib). He slept for a while and was protected from the sun even more, yet it was still breathable. You must know by now that when you leave the house with the baby, sometimes it seems like you need an extra vehicle just for the stuff he needs. Hopefully, this will help you pack only the things you need for a day at the beach. Keep it simple and enjoy the beach!