Jeanette from Eco Incognito is starting off our Summer Kickoff Series by sharing her expertise on must-have items for beach babies and families. Nothing says summer like the beach, but with so many items out there it’s hard to know what you’ll need and which beach products you can trust. From eco-friendly water bottles to healthy yet kid friendly treats, Jeannette’s got you– and your beach baby– covered.
As the weather warms, many babies will be heading to the beach for the first time. Fill your beach bag with these necessities (or make sure they are available at the beach-house in advance) to ensure that your little one has plenty of time to play in the sand. The best way to make sure that Baby loves the Beach is to choose a spot that doesn’t get too much sunlight. You will also want to drink plenty of water (especially while nursing) and offer your little one water if that is appropriate. Since pediatricians do not recommend using any sunscreens on baby before 6 months, select a hat to cover his or her face. A shady spot under an umbrella is the perfect place to let a little one explore the sand.
One of the easiest ways to make an eco-friendly choice at the water is to use a reusable swim diaper. These are readily available, easy to wash, and sometimes they are built directly into a swimsuit! Many parents agree that using a cloth swim diaper is more convenient and less bulky than the disposable alternative. Read this quick-start guide to using swim diapers to learn if they are right for your family.
Now that you know what to bring to the beach and how to protect baby from over-exposure in the sunlight, remember to pack a refreshing treat for the beach. In honor of Carrie Making Lemonade, freeze this homemade lemonade recipe in an ice pop mold for the sweetest way to chill at the beach. Honey is generally not recommended for babies under 2, so consider freezing a mixture of Organic Apple Juice with water for baby to enjoy.
This round-up of terrific finds for the beach comes from Jeannette of Eco Incognito.