Perfect for giving you and your little one’s more confidence, floaties and armbands allow them to splash around feely. The floaties are great because they provide more protection for them from the sun and you can get some super cute styles and shapes.
Swim diapers and wipes (with a plastic bag, for diaper changes)
Make sure you are stocked up on nappies and wipes for any changes that need to be made with a plastic bag that you can put them into after.
Sunscreen is one you tend not to forget but just make sure you keep topping up especially if your little ones are in and out of the water.
Creating shade and give your little ones a break from all that sunshine is key. If your baby is 6 months or under the recommendation is they stay in the shade. Here are some shade options;
- Beach umbrellas: Easy to carry, easy to set up. They create a relatively small amount of shade. Not a good option if you are visiting a beach on a windy day but they are great because you can easily move them wherever your little one is playing.
- Beach tents: These take up about the same amount of space as an umbrella when they’re all packed up, but usually give you a larger area of shade. They’ll take you some time to set up, and they’re not mobile, but they are pretty resistant to the wind if you set them up well.
Something to sit on
You want something that means you don’t get completely covered in sand when you sit down so here are some options,
- A big blanket- Easy to pack, and your whole family can sit on it.
- Beach chairs- To make your day at the beach super comfortable, you can also get matching toddler-sized beach chairs which are adorable.
If your baby uses a dummy, make sure you bring it along to the beach. Helps to stop them from lifting anything such as sand and putting it into their mouth.
Some kids toys are essential for a day at the beach! A bucket and spade set, just as much fun for the parents as kids. Other suggestions would be a ball, a kite or a frisbee.