Packing A Beach Bag For a Baby

We recently arrived home from a vacation on the beach in Destin, Florida.  It was Jack’s first beach trip and I was a little anxious about how everything would go. Thankfully, it was a pretty smooth trip and I want to share some tips!

It’s no secret that when you have kids you accumulate a LOT of stuff.  Your beach bag can look a little different when you have a little one than it did on those relaxing beach days pre-baby!  (ie: no magazine or relaxing book…) Today, I’m sharing a few tips on how to pack a beach bag for a trip to the beach with a baby.  These items are just a few that I found helpful on our latest beach vacation.

Beach Bag (2)

1 children’s beach towel

2 starry whale blanket (sold out but matching onesie)

3 water bottle

4 links and other water-friendly toys

5 pineapple sunglasses (similar)

6 baby powder to remove sand

7 sunscreen (read the EWG’s guide to best sunscreens here)

8 water book

9 sun hat

10 reusable swim diaper

11 wet/dry bag (similar)

12 infant life jacket

13 pop-up beach tent (similar)

**Tips: I recently heard that baby powder gets sand off tiny hands (we didn’t get a chance to try it out).  Make sure to dress your baby in a cover-up or long sleeve rash guard if they are sensitive to the sun like my little man.  Here and here are some cute rash guards.  I can’t get enough of these links when traveling with a baby.  Not only are they great to use as a teether, but you can attach toys to them so you don’t lose them at the airport or when you are on the move.  I really don’t know how we made it so long without them!  We loved having a little pop-up tent as a home base for Jack while we were on the beach.  I really thought he would try to crawl out, but he was pretty content just sitting and playing with his toys.

I hope these tips will come in handy on your next beach vacation!

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