Beach Vacation Essentials for Babies and Toddlers



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!



Aveeno Baby Sunscreen with spf 55

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!



Pottery Barn Kids Rugby Stripe Cover up

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.



Native Kids princess pink

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.



Toddler athletic water shoes

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.



Coleman Road Trip Brach Shade

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.



Stewards Bubble Guppies PFD

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.



Swimways Sea Squirts

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.



Roxy infant rash guard

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.



Gap swim shorts UPF 50

These Gap shorts are the only ones I have seen that have UPF 50+ protection.



Infant Blue Jay Hat

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.



J.Crew Crewcuts Hat

This J.Crew Crewcuts hat is one of my favourite styles for a kid’s hat!



Vacation Vault

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.



Pottery Barn Kids Diaper Covers



These diaper covers from Pottery Barn Kids are cute, affordable, and you can monogram them!



Boon Squirt Feeding Spoon

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

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!

Tory Burch Marion Printed Nylon Tote



Mandy Furnis





  1. February 17, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    Love those waterproof shoes! Would love to find some in our area.

  2. February 17, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    love these picks! those diaper covers are ADORABLE and the valuable vault is such a smart idea. and i totally agree with you: Aveeno sunscreen for kids is awesome!

  3. February 17, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    Oh my gosh… I’m totally in love with those little pink water shoes. Adorable! Makes me want to plan a beach trip just so we can get those.

  4. February 17, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    I love Native’s so much, I bought myself a pair! It’s the only shoe I wear to drop off/pick up my kids!

    We are going to visit family in Florida, and I love the shade tent! Thank you for the idea!

  5. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition
    February 17, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    I want to be on vacation right now— even if it’s with my toddler AND baby!! I have cabin fever and would happily pack all of the above for a beach vacation 🙂 great list!

    • Roxymandy
      February 23, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks so much Katie! I hope you are able to go on vacation soon!

  6. February 17, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    Babiators are awesome. I loved them because they were actually the right size and stayed on my little one’s face! I wish we were heading to the beach this summer but with baby #2 due in July, we won’t see the sand until 2016 🙁

    • Roxymandy
      February 23, 2015 / 1:18 pm

      Good luck with the new baby Christine! I hope you will see a beach at some point in 2015 instead of 2016!

  7. February 17, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Baby powder is also great to get wet sand off of you or a little one. Great ideas – thanks for sharing!

    • Roxymandy
      February 23, 2015 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you Christine!

  8. February 18, 2015 / 1:22 am

    I love all your tips and suggestions! Now I need to plan a beach vacation and buy all this stuff!

    • Roxymandy
      February 23, 2015 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you Megan! Yes it’s the perfect time of year to get away!

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