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Summer is in full swing and nothing screams summer more than a good BBQ and a fun beach day! My kids love the beach, if it’s up to them they’ll stay in it the entire day. I’m more of a pool kind of gal, but I still have fun at the beach with my family.
There’s something that I realized while going to the beach with my family. In order to have a stress free beach day, I needed to bring these 10 must have items for a fun day at the beach with your kids. It will make your life a lot easier and it will make your kids beach day more fun.
These items are also great for pool days, so don’t leave them behind.Get ready to have fun, bond and create memories with your family. Soak up the sun, enjoy the beach and watch your kids have a blast.Just make sure you pack these 10 items first!
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10 must have items for a fun beach day with your kids
Please make sure that you pack sunscreen for your kids to wear before going inside the beach. It’s so important because it will protect them from getting a sun burn and will also help to avoid damaging their skin from the sun rays.
I really like and use these two:
Banana Boat UltraMist Protect and play sunscreen
Aren’t kids swimsuits so adorable? I can’t help myself but buy a couple for each of my three children. Packing swimsuits for your fun family beach day is a no brainer but it’s definitely a must have item that had to be on my list.
I remember wearing water shoes when I was little, it was something that my mom would never forget to take (for me and my sisters) when we would go to the beach. It helps protect your kids feet from stepping on rocks or unwanted things that can be on the beach.
Fun beach towels
You can’t go to the beach without fun beach towels! Of course you can take regular beach towels but I personally love colorful, fun ones because it puts you and your kids in beach mode.
My kids love to have their favorite characters on their towels and here’s a few of them:
I always take extra clothing with me, when I go to the pool or to the beach with my kids. I do this because, immediately after they get out of the beach, they feel so cold. So, I like to have dry clothes for them to change in.
You can do the same, hey! it helps by not getting your car wet from water dripping from their bathing suites. Pack light weight clothes in your beach bag and you’re good to go! Take a plastic bag, so you can put your kids wet swimsuits in 🙂
Beach sand toys
My kids love playing on the sand and making sand castles and that is why I always try to bring with me beach toys. They’re fun and help keep the kids busy and entertain for quiet some time, which is great!
Taking toys are a great way to help your kids when they are bored from swimming all day at the beach. Or, when they are tired of burying you or your partner in the sand. Give them beach sand toys and let their imagination shine!
I love this one!
Snacks are very important when you’re going out with your kids anywhere. So you better believe that you need to take snacks with you when enjoying a fun beach day with your kids.
Kids get hungry after swimming and having fun all day in the beach. You can take sandwiches, chips, fruits and so much more.
I recommend this healthy variety snack pack that your family can enjoy!
Staying hydrated is super important for you and for your kids. Make sure to pack a few of your kids favorite drinks like natural juices and of course water!
Have fun, enjoy the sun and beat the thirst.
It’s always a good idea to have rules whenever you go out with your kids. They need to know what is expected from them and how they need to behave. Have rules and set boundaries, this will help you have a a less stressful outing.
Going to the beach is no different, explain to your kids (or child) the importance of listening, of not going too deep in the water and to always be near where you can easily keep an eye on them.
Hey! you’re at the beach, so enjoy the day with your family. Get in the beach (if you want to) and play with your kids and spouse. Have fun building sand castles, reading a book or getting a tan.
The important thing to remember is that you are with your family, you are spending quality time together and enjoying each other’s company!
- Sun glasses
This super effective list of items you must have when going to beach with your kids will help you enjoy the day and stress less! Things like fun towels and swimsuits will make you and your kids feel happier and get into the mood of having fun at the beach.
Remember to always pack sunscreen to protect you and your kids from the sun. Make sure to take snacks and drinks with you for who your kids get hungry and thirsty, trust me they will. Take fun beach sand toys, to keep your kids entertained when they don’t want to play in the beach. And, have them wear water shoes to protect their feet.
A family beach day is always a fun day in my books. So, don’t just sit on the sand, but instead be involved. Play with your kids, make them feel like you are part of their fun and enjoy every minute of it. You will be glad you did 🙂