10 Beach Essentials for Toddlers
To beat the heat beach is the first thing that pops up in the mind. Summer is here & we all want relief from the scorching heat. It is not only the best time but also a perfect option to cool off & get a reprieve from the heat. Right?
Well, when are you blessed with toddlers, the reality of taking the toddlers to the beach requires proper planning and also extra care. To enjoy your day at the beach with your toddlers under the hot sun & not want to face the wrath of an infant you need to pack all the beach essentials. All the mums remain in confusion about what to pack or not but mommies you need to relax as today I am sharing beach packing tips which will make things little easy for you.
Have a read below at the top beach essential things you must carry in your bag to have great fun in the sun with your toddlers:
Sun Protection is must! The skin of toddlers is delicate & extra sensitive thus it need a special care. To avoid skin irritation, allergic reactions, sunburns & long term skin damage you need to pack a kid friendly branded sunscreen with high SPF sunblock. In case you are not sure about which one to choose, you can pick from Neutrogena Baby, Babyganics and Aveeno sunscreen.
Apply the sunscreen on your kid skin before you leave the house and reapply every two or three hours at the beach. Keep on reapplying it throughout the day as your little munchkin will keep on be in and out of water. Also, keep in mind to read the label for ingredients as your kid might have some allergy from one of its ingredients.
Water Shoes/ Footwear:
Everybody loves walking barefoot at the beach. But, how can be forget that in summer the sand gets Superhot and even it’s not possible to walk naked foot on rocks and stones as well. Thus, as you don’t want to hurt your toddlers delicate feet, you need to pack comfortable yet fancy water shoes or footwear for your kid so that it becomes easy for a toddler to move around.
How can beach fun of your toddlers can be complete of there are no toys. So, don’t you dare to forget to take bucket of toys for little one. Don’t take too much, just pack some of toddlers favourites like beach ball, plastic cars, buckets and spades, plastic cars, Frisbees, and everything else which will make your kid beach trip a entertaining & fun trip.
You and your toddlers can’t spend your entire day under the sun heat. Thus, there is need to spend few hours in a shade to get some relief from heat wave. So, mommies you need to pack beach Umbrella, tent or a beach cabana for protection from sun.
Babies at beach will be enjoying a lot in sand. For the removal of sticky sand from their body , a baby powder is must. Sprinkle the baby powder on their arms, feet ,legs so that sand easily gets released from their skin causing them any irritation or problem. As powder is going to absorb the moisture it is going to be very helpful.
Snacks & healthy drinks:
At beach, we can easily find a snack bar but I know you want your kid to eat healthy. You need to keep in mind to pack food items which will keep your kids hydrated. For that you can opt for frozen grapes or blueberries, fresh fruit juice and food. You need to also make sure that you and your kid have plenty of water to drink and while enjoying at beach both of you drinks it too.
It is very necessary that you pack swim diapers when you are planning to go to beach along with your baby. You can try Huggies little swimmers for your baby
At beach you can easily find out insects and bugs which can harm your little one. So, before going there it is much that you go there already prepared. In the market, there are many bug spray and insect repellents which you can choose from. But just keep in mind that you buy al oil-based DEET-free spray or repellent with a light minty scent.
Don’t forget to carry towels. You will need to dry off your toddlers when they comes out of water. Choose towels which are smooth and dries of the skin quickly. You can choose for cotton weave towels which absorb water while drying and also shed of the sand easily.
Swimwear and clothes:
When it comes to babies, make sure you pack swimwear and extra clothes like shirts and shorts. While they go in & out of water you need to protect them from sun.