If you’ve ever been to the beach with a toddler, you know they require quite a few things. I’ve now been out of the toddler game for a couple of years (and, let me tell you – it is SO much easier to travel or go to the beach with an older child). When we had really little ones, I felt like we pack our whole house each time we go out of town, but we really did use just about everything we brought!
Today, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite things for surviving (and loving) the beach with a toddler – the best toddler beach essentials in my arsenal. Some are more practical items and some are just plain fun – but I think all of these are really useful and are things we grab for time and time again.
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1. Spray Sunscreen
2. Puddle Jumper Floaties
3. Baby Banz
4. Inflatable Pool for beach
5. Beach Towels
6. Shovel/Pail (like the Sands Ahoy Bucket Set)
7. Sandcastle Set
8. Small Portable Air Pump
9. Frisbees/Frisbee Rings
10. Water Blaster
12. Pool Shoes
13. Mini Snack Packs/Fruit Squeeze Pouches
14. Sun Hat
15. Baby Laundry Detergent
16. Beach Bag
17. Stroller Fan
18. Pool Float (This one was our favorite for smaller toddlers!)
19. Bug Spray
20. Wet Bag
21. Beach Cart
22. Reusable Swim Diapers
23. Kids Folding Chairs
25. Toddler Canopy
26. Play Yard
27. Full or Queen-Sized Sheets (much easier to spread on the beach than beach towels!)
28. First Aid Kit
29. Beach Ball
31. Wet Wipes
32. Ponytail Holders
33. Swimsuit Cover-Ups
34. Baby Powder (Easily takes sand off of skin!)
35. Mini Cooler (Easy transport of snacks/drinks to the pool or beach.)
36. Beach Umbrella
37. Crab Nets
38. Pool Noodles
39. Swim Spray Conditioner
40. Sippie Cups
41. Disposable Camera (for the toddler – let them capture memories too!)
42. Snack Catchers
43. Beach-themed crayons and coloring sheets (for restaurants that don’t have them, or down time)
44. Rash Guard Swimsuits
45. Foldable Stroller (This one is our favorite stroller ever!)
46. Favorite Beach/Water-Themed DVDs (The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo)
47. Lip Balm
48. Take n Toss Cups/Plates/Bowls
49. Portable DVD Player
50. Travel Water Bottles
Happy Summer and Happy packing!!
If you’d like more info on my favorite summer products for a toddler, check out this post!
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