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We are officially on Montauk time which means lots of beach & pool time! Today I’m sharing my ESSENTIALS GUIDE for everything you need (for the babes) to have FUN IN THE SUN (and stay protected)
When it comes to sun protection you can never be to careful (especially when it comes to the little ones) You want to keep that precious & fair baby & kid skin as protected as possible throughout all of those sunny & hot summer days! Below I’ve rounded up my beach & pool day essentials including everything you need from safe & chemical free sun-screen, swimmys, full length rash guards to beach tents and more!
FULL LENGTH RASH GUARDS:
I’m a big fan of the full length rash guards for little girls and guys! It makes sun proofing a lot easier when your little one’s skin is not directly exposed to the sun’s rays + most styles have SPF in them. My favorite swimsuits for the little ones these days are from Minnow & EGG by Susan Lazar ! They have the cutest patterns! For Rosie’s first year at the Beach out in Montauk she didn’t wear any other type of swimsuit besides a full length rash-guard. My favorite picks for a GIRL: HERE & HERE for a BOY: HERE & HERE & Nordstrom Early Access Sale PICK: HERE
For those days you want a traditional swimsuit for the little one you can’t go wrong with a style from smocked auctions. Like this swim-trunk for a little boy or this monogrammed style for a little girl.
COVER UPS/DIAPER COVERS:
I love all the cover up’s from Roller Rabbit for the little girls: HERE & HERE. (Style STEAL: HERE) For a little BOY: This adorable shark towel. For the babes, check out this cute swim diaper for a girl & this for a boy.
SANDALS, SUNNYS & SUN- HATS FOR BABE:
SANDALS:: When it comes to water and beach shoes I really love Native and Salt Water Sandals. The native sandals are a must have for the pool & the beach. They are great everyday & water shoes that have good support…bonus, you can get them wet and sandy not have to worry about ruining them. Rosie has both of these pairs: HERE & HERE. For a BOY check out this style (they come in every color combo imaginable) and for a STYLE STEAL: HERE
Salt Water Sandals is great for a dressier everyday sandal for the little girls (they are also unisex). They have a classic look & hold up great. Rosie’s pair last year: HERE held up through the entire summer last year and even fit her through winter vacay! I purchased this pair for SUMMER
SUN-HATs: Rosie has a number of these Flap Happy Hats. They are great for the little ones because they offer protection and cover the back of the neck as well. I like this for a little girl and this for a little boy.
SUN TENTS, SWIMMY’S & SWIM COVERS
Sun-Tent I recently purchased this sun-tent from Pottery Barn for a friend who had a summer baby just like Rosie was. It was comforting being able to take Rosie out to the beach those early months and know that she was being protected. I recently found a STEAL version thats apart of the Nordstrom Public Access Sale: HERE.
SWIMMY’s: Rosie is an ocean and pool RAT! I swear she would spend the entire day running in and out of the ocean or splashing around in the pool. Now that she is an indendpent 2 year old who thinks she knows how to swim (but cannot) we purchased her this Swimmy Set. and how cute are these swimmy cover’s that you can get from Smocked Auctions that go over the Swimmy’s? When she was a baby we used a little device such as this flat with sun shade.
I’m a fan of neutrogena free and clear: HERE and if your in a pinch and need something quick at the drugstore. I actually just started using Beauty Counter’s safe and organic sunscreen for kids and myself and I am obsessed. Try out the stick version: HERE & lotion version: HERE
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