Liam is an outdoor kid if there every was one! So we spend tons of time outside in the summer months. Even if it’s maybe not my favorite thing haha. I wanted to share some of our toddler summer essentials for you moms out there who may need some ideas of what to keep on hand.
Toddler Summer Essentials
Sun: I feel like we all know sunscreen is important. Liam has VERY sensitive skin just like Andrew and I, so we really try to use a sunscreen that’s good for sensitive skin and still protects him. I put sunscreen on him every single morning. We use the Aveeno baby sunscreen. It’s also important to protect them from bugs! Poor buddy sure gets eaten alive if he doesn’t have repellent. We use Cutter wipes. I like them because they are a wipe as oppose to a spray so there is far less danger of it getting in his eyes. They are also made for little kiddos. A hat is super important. While I wish Liam would keep hats on more we do try to put a hat on him if we are at the pool or in the sun for a long time. Just another protection from the sun. Sunglasses are far more of a toy in our house but Babiators sent us some cute ones and we love them!
Swim: I think there are very few things as cute as little kiddos in swimwear. Our favorite swimsuits are from rugged butts and Target Cat and Jack line. I also love the Cat and Jack rash guards which are just an added layer of sun protection. A swim MUST for us is a puddle jumper. Liam has taken swim lessons and is a little fish in the water but he’s still 2 so a puddle jumper is a great thing to have.
Random: Our favorite summer shoes for Liam are Natives. They are seriously indestructible and he is TOUGH on shoes. Our go to water bottle is the Camelbak kids water bottle. We have so many and they are great for school, the pool, etc. We love these little kiddo chairs from Melissa and Doug that are so fun for just sitting outside or even to take to the lake or beach. If you are heading to the beach definitely check out the sandless blankets!
What are some of your toddler summer essentials? Anything we missed?
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