Hitting the beach with a baby in tow can be a hassle (soooo much gear). However, you can minimize, and...
Hitting the beach with a baby in tow can be a hassle (soooo much gear). However, you can minimize, and make it easier to have a fun-filled beach day, baby included.
Before you go - make a list: It sucks to drive all the way to the beach, only to learn you forgot a blanket and bug spray. Supplies you'll need...
- Change of clothing for everyone going. Plus hats with brim and sunglasses.
- If you live near a windy beach, take a small light blanket you can use to cover your baby's face with (as you hold her) so sand stays out of her eyes.
- Diapers and wipes plus swim pants for water play.
- Swimsuits if you're headed to a warm beach with safe swimming. I live in Oregon so our coast is crazy cold and swimsuits aren't needed.
- Towels for all plus a couple extra.
- A bag for sandy, wet, or dirty clothing.
- Snacks and drinks (LOTS of water) in a cooler - formula and baby food too if that's what your tot eats.
- Sunscreen and bug spray.
- Baby powder - removes sand fast from sandy toddler and baby feet, legs, and bum. NOTE do not sprinkle near your child's face.
- Sand toys.
- If you're going in the water safety gear like life jackets.
- A blanket or two to lay on.
- A beach umbrella for shade.
- You should have a first aid kit in your car - you don't need to take it on the beach, but you still need one nearby.
- Your charged cell phone for emergencies.