It must be the cold weather that’s getting to me because lately I have been obsessing about warm weather vacations. I can’t wait to go away this year and lay on a beach. Oh yeah, I have a toddler, so I probably won’t be laying on a beach per-say. More like running down the beach like a crazy person trying to get fluids and sand-covered snacks into my kids mouth.
If you are heading away on holiday or a March Break trip soon, maybe my list of my beach essentials for infants and toddlers may help you out!
I can’t say enough about this Aveeno sunscreen! It’s non-greasy, soothing to put on, and has a strong SPF of 55.
Last year I wrote a review about my son’s experience with Babiators, and he is still wearing them. They have an amazing guarantee where if they are lost or broken within he first year of purchase, they will be replaced!
After playing on the beach or in the ocean, drying off can be really chilly. This Pottery Barn Kids Rugby Stripe Cover Up is warm and cozy since it’s made of terry cloth.
The last thing you need is for your little one to step on something sharp, or burn their feet in the hot sand. These Native Kids Princess Pink water shoes are shock absorbent, and are water and odour resistant.
If you are looking for something lighter and more flexible, these
Toddler’s Athletic Water Shoes will do the trick so their little feet are protected.
If you are worried about finding shade on the beach, this Coleman Road Trip Brach Shade would come in handy! It’s always a good idea to have a camp set up for diaper changes and feeding. I once received the dirtiest look of my life when I changed a diaper on a lounge chair. Yes I know, it was not the best decision I ever made. I deserved the look.
Most resorts and pools have children’s life jackets, but the smallest sized ones seem to go missing first. It’s also very hard to convince a child to wear one too, so this cute Bubble Guppies PFD might help entice your child to wear one.
These Swimways Sea Squirts life jackets have a fin on the back so if your child goes under water you can see the colourful fin.
For extra protection I love using rash guards with a UPF rating to make sure the sun’s rays don’t get to my son’s skin. For girls this Roxy rash guard has a UPF protection of 50.
These Gap shorts are the only ones I have seen that have UPF 50+ protection.
Hats are essential for children who will be playing in the sun, and if you can get them to agree to wear it, this Toronto Blue Jays hat would be adorable.
This J.Crew Crewcuts hat is one of my favourite styles for a kid’s hat!
It’s tough to keep your eyes on your child or children when you are close to water – you have to be 100% focused at all times, so you may have to just drop everything and run after them. The Vacation Vault keeps all of your valubles locked up so no one can snatch up your cell phone or wallet.
These diaper covers from Pottery Barn Kids are cute, affordable, and you can monogram them!
Less is more when travelling, and I loved these Boon Squirt feeding spoon dispensers when my son was still eating purées. You store the baby food right inside the spoon for dispensing, and there is a cover for the spoon so you can just fill it and go.
Johnson’s Baby Powder is a great way to curb or soothe heat rash, and trial-sized versions are great to toss in your beach bag.
And just because you need a cute beach bag to hold all of this stuff, here is a cute one to add to your vacation shopping list!