Are you planning on a beach excursion with a baby? Though the idea of taking the baby to the beach is exciting, let us admit, it can be somewhat of a production. There is quite a bit of baby beach gear and essentials you'll need to pack for your beach trip. Ahead we are sharing the top beach essentials for baby and mom, so you'll have all the necessities on hand to enjoy an idyllic beach day.
As with any outing with a baby, preparation is the key if you want to have a beach day that's relaxing and even chic. That means packing the right beach baby gear and baby beach essentials that are lightweight and multitasking. Add in a few other items for mom (and dad), and you will be making the best summer memories.
Here are the best beach essentials for baby and mom to bring with you for your next trip to the beach. With these beach must-haves for the baby, you'll be ready to beat the summer heat in style.
25 BEACH ESSENTIALS FOR BABY AND MOM TO ENJOY AN IDYLIC BEACH DAY
1.BABY BEACH TENT
The number one beach essential when taking the baby to the beach? A safe place to keep the baby out of the sun. Get a tent like this one or this canopy/umbrella, both excellent choices with UPF 50+ protection. They are also easy to fold up and put away!
2.BABY BEACH HAT
You can't take the baby to the beach without a beach hat like this one with SPF 50 protection on hand to keep the sun out of the baby's eyes and scalp.
3.BABY SUN SCREEN
A good baby sunscreen should always be at the top of your beach packing list to protect the baby's skin from harmful rays.
Invest in a pair of baby sunglasses to keep out harmful rays.
5.BABY SWIM SUIT
Perhaps the most obvious item on the baby beach essentials packing list is a swimsuit for the baby.
Bring along a cover-up like this one with absorbency and UPF 50+ protection.
Your little one will probably not spend a lot of time in the water, but you'll need to pack swim diapers- just in case you take them into the water.
A little mom hack? Keep a bottle of baby powder to help you remove sand from the baby's skin.
9.SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
Packing a small spray bottle and filling it up with water will come in handy when you want to clean the baby while at the beach.
10.SMALL INFLATABLE BEACH POOL
Take a small inflatable beach pool for the baby to make a splash in and cool off.
It's always a good idea to have fun beach toys on hand for the baby to keep entertained.
Do pack a beach towel for the baby-we happen to love these hooded ones.
If you want an easy way to transport all these beach must-haves and your baby to the beach, consider investing in a wagon like this one.
A mini portable fan might just save your beach day when humidity and temperature rise.
A beach bag or tote that's spacious enough to pack everything you need for your next beach vacay.
Get a wet bag to pack all the wet clothes such as swimsuits and towels.
Of course pack a pool float if you plan on taking the baby to the pool.
Shall we say a sand proof and water-resistant beach mat is non-negotiable?
Carry a lightweight blanket to use during baby's nap sessions on the beach if needed.
20.MILK,WATER AND SNACKS
Whether on a beach getaway or not, the baby needs hydration and food.
21.DIAPER clutch +diapering essentials
Instead of carrying a diaper bag, grab a diaper clutch to hold diapers and wipes and pack them in your beach bag.
You'll appreciate having a beach chair, especially if breastfeeding.
A swimsuit for sure, and a nursing-friendly swimsuit certainly makes things a lot easier if you are breastfeeding.
Of course, it's equally important for you to apply sunscreen.