Beach Baby Essentials: Five Must-Have Items for Sun, Sand, and Surf

Beach Baby Essentials: Five Must-Have Items for Sun, Sand, and Surf

Beach Baby Essentials: Five Must-Have Items for Sun, Sand, and Surf

Heading to the beach with your baby can be an exciting adventure filled with sunshine, sand, and splashing waves. However, it's essential to pack the right essentials to ensure a safe and enjoyable outing for your little one. From sun protection to hydration and beach toys, there are several key items to consider bringing along. In this guide, we'll explore five essential items to pack for a beach day with your baby, helping you create lasting memories while keeping your little one safe and comfortable by the shore.

Here are five essential items to bring to the beach for your baby:

  1. Sun Protection
   - Choose a baby-safe sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and apply it generously to your baby's exposed skin at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen every two hours or more frequently if your baby is swimming or sweating.
   - Pack a wide-brimmed sun hat to shade your baby's face, neck, and ears from the sun's harmful rays.
   - Dress your baby in lightweight, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and swimsuits made from UV-protective fabric to provide additional sun protection.
  1. Shade and Shelter

   - Set up a beach tent or umbrella to create a shaded area where your baby can play, nap, or take breaks from the sun. Make sure the shelter is securely anchored to prevent it from blowing away in the wind.

  1. Hydration and Snacks
   - Bring plenty of water to keep your baby hydrated, especially in hot weather. Offer small sips of water frequently, especially if your baby is breastfeeding or formula-fed.
   - Pack easy-to-eat and nutritious snacks such as sliced fruits, crackers, yogurt bites, or baby-friendly finger foods to keep your baby satisfied and energized throughout the day.
  1. Beach Toys and Gear
   - Bring along baby-friendly beach toys such as buckets, shovels, molds, and beach balls to keep your baby entertained and engaged in sensory play.
   - Lay down a soft beach blanket or towel for your baby to sit or crawl on. Choose a sand-resistant material that is easy to shake off and clean.
  1. Diaper Bag Essentials:
   -Pack plenty of diapers and wipes to handle diaper changes during your beach outing. Consider bringing disposable diaper bags for discreet and hygienic disposal.
   - Bring a portable changing pad or waterproof mat to provide a clean and comfortable surface for diaper changes on the beach.

By bringing these essential items to the beach for your baby, you'll ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable beach experience for the whole family!


Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet - a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for babies and kids. Tricia has been featured in many publications including Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more! Tricia has also received 30+ awards over the course of her career including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the most influential lawyers in Chicago and by Forbes on the Next1000 list! Learn more about The Clever Baby at www.thecleverbaby.com.