Beach Bag Necessities... for Mom and Baby
With summer in full swing, it's time to introduce your little one to the surf and sand. Here's what to pack in your beach bag to make you and Baby feel fabulous, organized, and ready for anything!
Keep wet swimsuits, baby clothes, cloth diapers, and other assorted damp items separate from dry goods with the ultra-convenient Itzy Ritzy Wet Happened Zippered Bags, available in a variety of fun 100-percent cotton designer fabrics. The BPA-free and PVC-free lining with sealed seams and a lead-free zipper prevent leaks and keep odors at bay.
Help get rid of unwanted sand by rubbing a little baby powder onto the skin. The powder absorbs moisture, helping to ward off the grainy stuff. Try Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder. The 100-percent natural, talc-free powder is non-irritating and hypoallergenic, perfect for keeping junior’s skin baby soft.
Hat and Diaper Cover
You can never provide too many layers of sun protection for your baby, and these adorable Pottery Barn Kids Hats and Diaper Covers (sold separately) offer just that. Hats are reversible for styling options and diaper covers are can be personalized to make your beach baby the most happening kid on the sand.
It isn’t a trip to the beach for Baby without sand toys and Zoe B Biodegradable Beach Toys are perfect for the eco-friendly family. The set includes a bucket, sifting lid, two cups, and a shovel for all of your mini architect’s castle building needs.
Keep the entire family hydrated with Lifefactory’s incredible line of eco glass bottles—which come in the form of baby bottles, sippy cups, and grown-up flip caps in various sizes. The colorful silicone sleeves protect the bottles from breakage and, frankly, just look really cool. You’ll never find yourself reaching for bottled water again.
Keep your tot dry and warm with one of these adorable Pottery Barn Kids Baby Beach Wraps, which come in a variety of different colors and can be personalized. These hooded towels fit children from infancy up to 3T and are rated UPF 50+ for UV protection.
Disinfect hands both big and small from beach grime by toting a pack of hand sanitizing wipes, like these from CleanWell. Alcohol-free, cruelty-free, and safe for sensitive skin, you can give germs the boot naturally and easily with a few swipes of these handy wipes.
Be sun smart with Burt’s Bees Baby Bee SPF 30 Sunscreen Stick, which makes applying protection to babies easier. Grownups can use it, too, but if you want your own designated sunblock, try Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Activated Sun Protector Sunscreen – Broad Spectrum SPF 50, which is ultra-lightweight and protects against the signs of aging. Double score!
Chew On This
Play up your swimwear with these fabulous silicone jewels that are cute enough to wear and safe for your little teether to chomp on (instead of eating sand!). The brainchild of the direct merchandising manager for J. Crew, Chewbeads come in a variety of styles and colors. The best part? They’re also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning—brilliant!
No matter how much SPF you slather on your skin (and you better be loading up on the UV protection, Mama), keep your body smooth and soft with Clarins After Sun Ultra Hydrating Moisturizer. It helps to nourish the skin while eliminating the sting of sun exposure when you realize you missed a spot.
You’ll want to capture all of the precious memories from your beach day but who wants to lug around the giant family cam? Keep a smaller point-and-shoot camera tucked in your beach bag, like the Nikon COOLPIX L26, which has a 5x optical zoom lens and even takes HD video—perfect for the paparazzi parent on the go.
Last but not least, hook yourself up with a pair of glam new shades, like Banana Republic’s Natalie sunglasses. The oversized frame will make you feel like you’re movie star material. The lenses offer 100-percent UV protection to keep your peepers safe while you soak up the sun and keep an eye on your cutie.
You’ve found the perfect diaper bag and you’re now ready to head out on your life adventure with Baby! You’ve got the diapers, wipes, butt balm, sun block, and a camera, but wait, do you have all the little extras that you need to keep baby (and you!) coview gallery
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