Head to the beach fully prepared for a day of fun in the sun with your little ones in tow! We live in FL about 10 minutes from the beach, so a beach bag is almost permanently packed in the back of the car. Along with the obvious beach bag staples, including towels, sunglasses and sun hats, we have added in the following essentials for a stress-free day at the beach!BabyGanics swim diapers small

BabyGanics Swim Diapers

No beach trip is complete without swim diapers for our little guy! We love Babyganics Color Changing Disposable Swim Diapers, with a cute little frog that changes color when baby heads outdoors. The swim diapers keep baby covered and protected in water and on the beach, and the unique color-changing technology reacts when exposed to sunlight. The Swim Diapers are made with a core using sustainable materials that won’t swell or sag, and a water-resistant soft cover. We love that the diapers provide UPF 50+, as well! Available exclusively at Target.


Promise Organic Baby SPF 30 Sunscreen Baby Lotion

Tuck this brand new SPF 30 Sunscreen from Promise Organic Baby into your beach bag, which is a NSF/ANSI certified organic skincare brand exclusive to CVS. Promise Organic Baby is free of parabens, phthalates, harsh preservatives, synthetic fragrances and artificial colors. To calm and soothe baby’s sensitive skin, the Promise Organic Baby line is packed with USA-sourced oatmeal and rich coconut butter, a custom blend of organic coconut oil and Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter. Not to mention, with prices ranging from $7 – $13, parents don’t need to make a tradeoff between organic and affordable. In addition to the sunscreen, the line also includes Coconut Butter Baby Lotion, Coconut Butter 2-in-1 Baby Wash, and Coconut Butter Diaper Rash Cream. Available exclusively at CVS.

Krafty Chix Summer Tote

Krafty Chix Stylish Summer Tote

Carry all your essentials for the beach or pool in a chic, monogrammed tote! ​Lightweight and spacious, the Stylish Summer Totes from Krafty Chix ​are the perfect summertime bag. ​They’re spacious and fashion-forward so you never have to sacrifice your style….no matter where you may roam this summer! Available in 4 bright & fun colors in a quatrefoil pattern, the totes are lined inside, and include one zipper pocket for keys, etc.​ With rope style handles, you will look stylish all summer long! Plus, they are easy to keep clean! Check them out on KraftyChix.com.

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EverEarth Beach Blanket Pool

It’s no surprise that this might be our favroite item of the summer! The EverEarth Beach Blanket Pool is you guessed it… a a beach blanket and a pool, all-in-one! it can be used either as a blanket while relaxing or playing on the sand or grass… or flip it over and it becomes an instant kiddie pool! Our little ones stay cool, refreshed and nearby while playing at the beach. It’s easy – simply dig a shallow hole, place the blanket over the top, fill with water, and the blanket has been magically transformed into your very own pool. The Blanket comes in an adorable & convenient bucket-shaped bag that also acts as a waterproof bucket to carry the water to fill the pool. The well-thought out design of the Beach Blanket Pool makes this a must-have for any beach outings this summer. In addition, EverEarth is made from TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) instead of PVC, which is in most kiddie pools. Instead, EverEarth uses a material that is phthalate-free, biodegradable, recyclable, and has helped reduce carbon dioxide output by 20% based on similar PVC outputs. It also features recycled packaging. You can learn more here.

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ciao! baby The Portable High Chair

Make sure the little ones have a place to sit and enjoy a snack beach or poolside… without their food ending up covered in sand! Portable and perfect for feeding your baby or toddler on-the-go, ciao! baby The Portable High Chair is the go-anywhere-highchair that is a must-have this summer. It is a time-saving, portable highchair created for babies & toddlers up to 3 years old. With a cup holder built-in and a clear vinyl tray cover, you are ready to feed your little one at a moment’s notice. We love that we can set up it up immediately upon arrival at the beach, place our little guy in it with a sippy cup and snacks, and set up our beach blankets, etc. ciao! baby unfolds easily, locks into place and folds up in seconds when we are ready to go. It has been tested and approved to meet ASTM high chair standards, and is available in a wide array of colors. Plus, they even have a handy clip-on umbrella to keep the sun off of your little one! See all the color choices on their website.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*