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10 Baby Beach Essentials

10 Baby Beach Essentials

Beach weather is the best weather! Having an infant shouldn’t stop you from going to the beach as long as you take some precautions to ensure a successful first trip with your new baby.

10 Baby Beach Essentials

The American Pediatric Association recommends that babies be kept away from direct sunlight until 6 months of age. With that being said there are steps you can take in order to ensure your baby stays cool and safe in the heat.

10 Baby Beach Essentials

10 BABY BEACH ESSENTIALS:

Beach Umbrella: This is an obvious choice since it will keep your family and infant protected from the sun. The example I added is a basic example but you can get as elaborate as you’d like. I like that a lot of beaches rent out umbrellas and chairs which means you don’t have to carry as much with you.

Sun Protection bathing suit: Not only is this bathing suit adorable but it is also 50+ Sunproof. It is not recommended to put sunblock/sunscreen on an infant younger than 6 months so this is good protection for your little one. Even now that our daughter is older than 6 months, I don’t like the idea of putting sunblock all over her so I try to keep this to a minimum by having her in the shade with long sleeves.

10 Baby Beach Essentials

Sunblock: As I mentioned above, I like to keep sunblock to a minimum by covering up a large part of her body to shield it from the sun. When we do use sunblock, we try to stick with sunscreen/sunblock with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as active ingredients since they are non-toxic and mineral based.

10 Baby Beach Essentials

Sun Protection Hat: I like this hat because it’s good from 0-6 months and 6-12 months. Surprisingly it grows with our baby since it has adjustable straps that adjust to your baby’s head.

Sunglasses: I guess this is a matter of personal preference. I find a lot of discomfort in being outside in the bright sun. So I’m sure our baby appreciated these sunnies. Our daughter didn’t fight them off at all so I assume they are comfortable. They stayed on while we enjoyed some family beach time, I defeinetly recommend them.

Battery operated fan: Ok, this my sound a little diva (ish) but this is a life saver. This is a good way to keep your baby cool and avoid any fussyness from getting too hot.

Swimming Diapers: This help by absorbing messes without swelling. As you may have read from another post, we switched to Huggies. I was happy to see they also make disposable swimming diapers.

IcePacks: This is helpful if you are looking to keep breast milk or water for formula cool.

10 Baby Beach Essentials

Shaded inflatable baby pool: As babies get older this is another good way to keep them cool and in a fun shaded area.

Beach Toys: Last but not least toys! This will vary with age but even at 6 months our daughter still had fun “building a castle” and playing in the sand.

10 Baby Beach Essentials

These are some of the things that have made our trips to the beach more manageable. If you are traveling to a beach destination feel free to check out tips for flying with a baby.

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Little Swimmers Diapers
Long Sleeve Bathing Suit
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