During the vacations, kids look up to their parents for some recreational activities. If you are facing the same situation and planning to go with your little kids to the beach, you just need to look for the items that are essential for spending a good day out on the beach. Because without proper packing, you might end up wasting your day. While packing you may think of packing up everything in the house, “Halt’’! I am here to tell you, what you’ll need with you on your visit to the beach with your toddlers.
Must Have Things To Take To The Beach With Kid
1. Solar protection
Don’t forget to take a wide spectrum of sunblock lotion or spray with you and apply it every two hours. You will also need hats and sunglasses to cover your toddler’s head and eyes respectively. Moreover, you can consider these foldable wagons with canopy for easy movement of children without exposing them to the UV light under the sun at the beach.
You will also need a tent to take rest in. Don’t compromise on your kid’s nap. Let them rest there while the sunniest hours of the day. When sunshine can feel unpleasant i.e. around 11 am to 2 pm. The tent must be big enough to take lunch and nap.
3. Waterproof sheet
Taking beach chairs with you is a tough task. It is easy to take a waterproof sheet with you on which you can sit down, take lunch and lay down.
You can add kids smartwatch in a list of must have beach packing items list. So, your kids will not get bored when they are not engaged with physical activities.
Child skin is usually sensitive to sunlight and sand. So you must take a rash guard with you to protect your child from getting rashes.
6. Beach shoes
You must take waterproof shoes that can protect your child against water, sand, and rocks.
You must take double the quantity of food that you think is enough for your family. Because, if a part of your food gets contaminated with sand, you would still have enough to satisfy your appetite.
Getting hydrated is the most important thing to remember. Under the sharp sunlight, you could fall sick of dehydration. So, take with you plenty of mineral water. Hydrate your kids frequently. Drinking water, again and again, might be not possible. So, take with you fresh juice and juicy fruits. Be careful about choosing the fruit. Take the ones which if gets contaminated with sand, can be washed like grapes and apple, etc.
In the blazing heat of the sun, you will need a thermos that could keep your drinking water cool for hours.
Always remember to take a towel with you. As you will need it for drying up after getting wet. Turkish towels are considered best in this regard as they are perfect absorbers and also thin and so cover less space.
11. Beach toys
Taking beach toys with you for your kids is an excellent idea. It would prove to be a pleasure-seeking activity for them as they definitely don’t visit beaches to just eat and take a nap. They would crave to play with sand and beach toys would prove to be a gift for them.
12. Mini first aid box
You must be prepared for every miss-happening at the beach. So, must take with you a mini first aid box.
13. Beach cart
Of course, you are not a gigantic creature and don’t have multiple arms to take your items to your picnic spot. So, you will definitely need a beach cart of the size that meets your demand.
14. Life jacket
Life jacket is a must precautionary item that you must have with you while visiting the beach with your kids.
15. Baby powder
Baby powder is a must have beach item that you will need for wiping sand particles off your kids’ hands and skin. Sand sticks to everything on the beach. Just apply the powder and wipe off with a towel or some piece of cloth.
16. Swim diapers
Don’t let your kids into the water with the routine diapers on as they get heavier and stinky when coming in contact with the water. Therefore, put swim diapers on your kids to let them enjoy in a relaxed way.
17. Extra cloth
Take extra clothing with you that you will need in case your kids get wet and need to change the wet clothes.
18. Extra bag
Always remember to take an extra bag with you in which you may put the wet clothes of your kids after changing and all the items that get wet, stinky and dirty.
19. Insect repellant
A lot of tiny creatures are found on the beaches. Insects are found on almost every inch. So, you must have insect repellant with you like the skin of the kids is usually very sensitive and may get rashes due to insect bite.
20. Baby inflatable pool
If you take an inflatable pool with you, it would serve as a sea for your kids. Let them enjoy in that pool. In this way, they won’t insist on going into seawater that is dangerous for kids.
21. Drawing books
If your kids like drawing or painting must bring their drawing books there. It would provide them with natural scenery to draw or paint.
You have packed all these items. Great, Have a nice trip!