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Actualizado: 13 dic 2018

JULY 19th 2018

Our TOP 10 beach packing list for babies and toddlers.

I know what it feels like to pack not knowing if you are really taking what you and your kids might need. But after a few holidays at the beach with a skin sensible baby and very demanding/hyperactive twins, I think I’ve learned something.

So I want to share a few tips that have helped us.

I just want to be clear about some specifications. Every kid is different so if I’m referring to one brand in particular it could be that you’ve already tried others that suit you and your baby and that is what’s best for you. I’m just trying to give you a general idea.

1.- Patience

Patience, patience, patience. This is the most important of them all. We need to understand that going on a vacation with children means that we are changing their routine and this could cause them a little discomfort the first days.

2.- Baby favorites

Almost every baby has something he/she can't live without. So if it is not too bulky,why not?

Oli using her "Mermaid tail"

3.- Sunscreen

As a baby, Olivia suffered a lot with awful rashes caused by the sun and some sunscreens. So really, I had to try many of them before being able to say that I found the right ones (for us).

4.-Swimming pool floats

They really keep them entertained and make the work a bit easier for you since you don't have to carry them all the time while you are inside the pool.

* That doesn't mean you can keep your eyes away from them!

5.- Hats

The sun’s rays can cause uncomfortable burn and it can also put our kids at risk for long-term damage. So, the more we can cover their faces the better, right?

6.- Thick creamy body lotion

Pools are usually full of chemicals that can make your baby's skin dry and itchy. After bathing them it is really important to apply moisturizer since water tends to remove natural oils from the baby’s delicate skin.

7.-Sun protection shirts

They are usually designed to filter ultraviolet rays. Are they better than sunscreen? Well, if it covers most of the skin and it is good quality (based on its fiber density and structure), it can absorb harmful sun rays and stop them from hitting the skin. But we can always use both!

8.- Toys

You might consider this reminder a bit silly since it is obvious that we need to pack some toys but it is very common to forget them. Trust me.

9.-Essential oils

I need to confess, I'm not an expert in this subject. I would really love to know and study more about it. Hopefully in the future I can write a whole post about it. But for now I can only recommend you:

  • Lavander

It has calming effects that can help to relax a fussy baby, helps them to sleep better, help with respiratory problems. It can also be used on insect bites to help reduce itchiness.

  • Lemon

Helps them to be in a better mood and have more energy.

  • Tea tree (Melaleuca)

It is a natural disinfectant and it possesses great

cicatrizant properties that promotes healing in babies and protects them from harmful infections.

  • Chamomile

Helps them to have a better night's sleep, helps to ease stomach cramps (colics) associated with bad digestion and also helps with teething discomforts.

10.-First aids kit

We should always hope for the best, but we also need to be prepared for anything, especially when we are away from home.

Here are our first-aid kit must-haves:

I really hope that this list comes in handy for you and your kids! Also, I'll be happy to read your comments if you have more baby/toddler beach essentials suggestions ;).

By Natalia

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