Summer. Is. Here! Fun in the sun is a must but we want to make sure you and your families are as safe as can be so BCB rounded up some of our favorite summertime must haves to keep you cool, protected, and having a blast.
Sunglasses! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies under 6months of age stay out of direct sunlight. When the time is right to let the sun shine in, be sure baby is wearing sunglasses with at least 99% UV protection as soon as 6 months of age.
Staying hydrated is key in the hot summer months. Water Bottles for the whole family are a must. We are in love with the mist and sip water bottles that are out there. 2-in-1 cooling and hydration. Food-safe, BPA, BPS and phthalate free. double-wall insulation that keeps beverages colder for longer periods of time.
Of course, no day at the beach, pool, outdoor summer activity would be a good idea without having a towel on hand. Dry off, use for some shade, or use as a picnic blanket. Check out some adorable hooded towels that can be personalized and make a great gift!
Sunscreen! If you haven’t caught on yet, we are huge proponents of suncare and sun safety in general which is why we have partnered with Coppertone to share the love of their Pure & Simple line: 100% mineral sun protection based on zinc oxide active, water-resistant (80 minutes), and free of fragrances, PABA, parabens, dyes.
Don’t leave home without swim diapers for your babe. There are some awesome reusable swim diapers made with a waterproof outer layer, and super soft, highly absorbent TENCEL® Lyocell inside and has a perfectly snug fit. You can leave the disposable diapers behind!
Portable Playard! We mentioned above that little ones should really stay out of the sun as much as possible we also know that the beach is calling. That’s why we are huge fans of a portable covered playard. Take it with you everywhere so you have a safe, shaded place to put baby.
Freezable lunch bags, snack bags…and WINE and picnic bags, need we say more? If you have any kind of food for your baby (breastmilk, formula, solid food, etc.) freeze one of these bags and put it all inside. It will keep your things cool for over ten hours. You’ll be armed with cool snacks, drinks and more to keep the whole family nourished throughout your summer adventures.
Sunhats are a must for keeping baby and kids protected as best as possible while in the sun. We look for the sunhats that meet the recommendations of the AAP for an all-around 3-inch brim to shield the face, ears, and back of the neck. With tons of options out there, you are sure to find an adorable print to fit your kiddo’s style!
Having a summer baby and want to be sure you can still get some good outdoor time in? Arm yourself with a stroller fan. Clip it onto the stroller or car seat to keep good airflow going towards baby. And keep it around as long as you have little ones in the sun. Find yourself one that can clip onto almost anything – beach chairs, strollers, beach bags, etc.
At the end of your fun day in the sun you’ll want a place to put all the wet, sandy, sun-screened stuff. Get yourself a wet bag (or 2 or 3!). This will help you keep the yuck away from your clean items in your bag and easy to unload when you get home.
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