Nothing is better like spending summer vacation on the beach. Feel the golden sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the sand between your toes... Whether we live close by (lucky) or have to drive many miles from our home, the call of the beach is always with us.
Then what equipment do we pack for our upcoming beach holiday? Canopy, beach chairs, swimsuit...it's enough, for adults, yes, but if adding a baby or a toddler in the holiday member, you need to pack other essentials.
Thankfully, you can have a memorable vacation without spending too much — we've put together a list of Beach essentials for Baby & Toddlers, from sun protection to towels. Relax, and have a good beach day!
PROTECT CHILDREN FROM UV RAYS, MOSQUITO BITES, ETC.
- Kid-friendly sunscreen: be sure to pack a kid-friendly sunscreen brand that adequates for the baby’s delicate skin. Remember to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before sun exposure to avoid any burns and overexposure. You use your phone to set the timer for sunscreen application.
- Sun hat with a wide brim for protecting both face and ears
- Beach sandals
- Baby powder
- Bug spray for preventing insect bites
- Hand sanitizer
- Small First Aid kit
BUILD YOUR OWN OASIS
- Canopy, umbrella, or sun tent: you need to build an oasis for your kids by canopy, umbrella, or sun tent to make sure everyone to be fully protected while they eat and play.
- Beach blanket
- Toddler-size beach chair
- Baby carrier
SOAKING UP THE SUN
- Bathing suits
- Swim diapers
- Swim/water shoes
- Floatation device/life jacket
- Wet-dry bag for wet clothes and bathing suits
- More drinks and snacks, plus a few reusable containers to keep them in
- Small cooler or picnic thermal to keep snacks and drinks cold and fresh
- Sippy cups
- Plastic/reusable plate and utensils
- Portable high chair or booster seat
- Favorite stuffed toys
- Beach Sand Toy Set
- For kids, Sand is the perfect play recipe with endless fun and exploration. Children can develop fine motor skills and socialization; promote creativity and imagination through hours of fun and learning.
- Swim toys
BE READY TO POTTY
- Portable training potty
- Diaper bag with changing pad
- Plastic bags
There is no doubt that taking kids to the beach vacation is a tedious task and requires a lot of preparation. But at the same time, we also got the opportunity to accompany kids.