1. Sunscreen Reef-safe sunscreen is a must for babies older than 6 months. Long sleeve rashguards and sun hats can offer added protection. 2. Shelter with Ventilation Pack a beach tent with flaps to offer your baby a place out of the sun. 3. Hydration Keep your baby well hydrated, especially on hot summer days. 4. Use a Baby Pool A small inflatable pool is the perfect place for babies to play in the water. 5. Baby Powder Baby powder works wonders at removing sand.
We’ve put together this comprehensive list of essentials for baby at the beach, with plenty of options to suit every family.
Your baby's beach clothes will offer the best sun protection. Look for wide-brim hats, swimsuits with full coverage plus sunglasses. Don't forget sunscreen on areas that aren't covered!
Don't worry about packing too many beach toys. The basics like a bucket, shovel and a watering can will be perfect for a baby.
A pop-up beach tent is ideal for giving your baby a break from the sun. Open the flaps to keep it well-ventilated and bring a misting fan to help keep your baby cool.
Pack a hooded towel for your baby. Also pack a couple of extra towels, extra outfits and a few swim diapers for your time at the beach.
A small inflatable pool or digging a small hole is a great way to let your baby play in the water when the ocean isn't safe. Other places for your baby to play can be on a beach blanket or a folding high chair (especially for snack time)!
Use a stroller or wagon to help you carry your baby and all your beach essentials! Especially if you've packed a cooler with milk and snacks for your baby!