Playing the day away in the sand and surf with your little tike is an experience to treasure. While you won’t get to dive into your favorite novel, spending some quality water playtime with your favorite little person is well worth the haul. Creating the ideal tropical outing with a baby in tow requires a little planning and a whole lot of effort but you’ll both be super grateful for the fun experience. An exciting beach day with your baby may have its challenges but they are worth their weight in gold. Whether this is your first trip or you’re just getting a little more organized, don’t forget these baby beach essentials.
UPF 50+ Swimwear & Head Covering
Babies have super sensitive skin, and you should consult your pediatrician before lubing up a little one under six months old with sunscreen. Either way, the best place to start is with UPF 50+ swimwear for babies that blocks 98 percent of the sun’s harmful rays. Don’t stop at the cutest little safe suit your baby can sport because they’ll need headwear too. A soft wide-brimmed swim hat made with UPF 50+ material is just what the doctor ordered to protect that precious little face and head.
Baby Beach Tent & Mat
Your little bundle of joy is going to need a place besides the sand to play the day away and nap when they tucker out. The beach mat is ideal for taking photos and crawling around or drying off after a dip in the salty surf but you’re going to need a tent for that extra bit of shade. When it’s time to snack and snooze, you’ll both be glad it’s there and those bulky beach umbrellas just don’t do the trick. Besides, they’re way too bulky to tote along with all the other stuff you’ll need.
Hooded Towel & Beach Shoes
These items may sound like minuscule options but they’re both a hard must. You’ll want the hooded towel to dry off your little person and wrap them tight when they’re all tuckered out. The sun isn’t the only thing you’ll need to protect them from because that salty breeze can chafe smooth skin. Beach shoes will help keep the skin on their little feet from getting burned and protect them from hidden dangers in the sand, like sharp edges on seashells.
It’s important to stay hydrated out in the sun, so you’ll want to pack up plenty of formula and fluids. Then, of course, you’ll need a large lovely tote to carry everything in. The list could go on and on. People invest time into things that matter, like long lazy days at the beach with their little tikes. When it comes time to plan your baby beach essentials, make Tidewater Tots your first stop for ethically made UPF 50+ swimwear for tots. We offer mix and match high-quality swimwear proudly made in America and we can’t wait to earn your business.