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.
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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