Babies and sad just don't seem to mix to me - not to mention sun and water safety and coordinating feedings and naps. I tried reading and finding great tips, but was always led off on adorable swim trunk tangents and all research proved to be unsuccessful. Anywhoodles, I did find a few blogs/pinterests etc that were helpful and here are some of my tips to other beach baby mommies!
Obviously other items that were essential ... swim diapers and big ol' floppy sun hat along with sunscreen galore. My dermatologist recommended the Blue Lizard sunscreen and OMG I can't say enough about it. SO much protection for his fair baby skin and he walked away an entire week later completely unscathed with literally zero sunburn. The sunscreen wipes were also a great addition for when I needed to just dab over an area or his face. Love them!
Same story for the boogie wipes. I can't say enough about these fabulous little saline wipes, they are a staple in our house regardless of the beach or not. The blankets were also a great addition. The beach and blankets don't exactly mix unless your having a bonfire or something, but these work great because they are so light and airy while still keeping little man cozy during nap time. And last but not least, the swimming float. This was a great addition in the pool. Not only did it allow BUB some shade, but it also gave him some independence to play in the water and splash about.
Hope this helps with your next trip to the beach with little ones, so you can enjoy yourself on your much deserved vacay! Happy Spring/Summer!