What does the perfect beach day look like to you? Mine starts like this.
We are beach people, and are lucky enough to go often. While my girls love everything about the beach — building sandcastles, swimming, flying a kite, feeding the birds, finding shells, fishing, walking, etc. — when asked what their favorite thing to do at the beach is they always say, “Playing in the water.”
15 Toddler Beach Essentials
- Banana Boat® Sunscreen
- Mini Inner Tube or Puddle Jumper Floaties
- Beach Toys
- Plastic Bucket – Mini Pool
- Beach Umbrella or Tent
- Toddler Sunglasses
- Snacks / Mott’s Snack & Go
- Sun Hat
- Swim Diapers
- Baby Powder (to help take sand off skin!)
- Swimsuit and Coverup
- Ponytail Holders
- Water (be sure to stay hydrated!)
- Waterproof Camera (this is my water camera in case you are wondering)
Banana Boat® Sunscreen
When it comes to fun in the sun, the most important of the beach essentials to pack in your beach bag is sunscreen, and lots of it. Not only will it help prevent ouchy burns, but it protects your skin from unseen damage. As a mom, keeping my kids safe is my number one priority and that includes protecting their perfect, young skin. That’s why Banana Boat® Sunscreen is number one on my beach essentials list.
When it comes to sun protection, it isn’t enough to just apply a layer of Banana Boat® sunscreen in the morning and forget about it. To be effective, sunscreen must be applied throughout the day. Specifically you should apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to you and your kids’ entire bodies 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating. That means a day at the beach might include 2-3 reapplications.
Banana Boat® sun care products are tested in seven conditions – sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat – to provide safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family. There is a Banana Boat® sunscreen to fit all of your sun needs, and you can find them all at Walmart.
Remember, once your kids come out of the water (or every two hours, whichever comes first) reapply!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.