5 Summer Essentials for Baby
- July 30, 2019
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hi there, mamas and papas. Just when you think the complex covers and layers of winter are behind you, here comes summer, posing other “gear-related challenges” for parents! Even during the hot days of summer, it’s important for babies to get outside into the fresh air, and ideally onto the grass, near a lake or on the beach. Yet your baby’s skin is so sensitive to the heat and sun that during these outings you need to keep her ENTIRELY covered up and cool. Thankfully, we live in an inventive society where clever people are constantly envisioning cool products that make life easier.
1. Meeno Babies Cool Mee Car Seat Liner
On hot summer days, babies easily get hot and sticky in their car seats and strollers, which causes them to get fussy and irritable! Even worse, the heat and humidity in their diaper area can cause a stubborn diaper rash. These Meeno car seat liners keep your baby’s car seat cool and insulated, providing cushiony comfort to help your baby stay relaxed or even fall asleep. The cooling liner — composed of a 3-ply poly-mesh material that promotes air flow — prevents overheating and sweating, and stops messy spills from staining your car seat. Easy to wash, the liner comes in various colors and can easily fits into most strollers and car seats. BUY this liner here.
2. SWZA Clip On Fan
Clip-on stroller fans like this handy model from SWZA allow your baby to sit comfortably in his stroller, receiving a nice flow of cool air when when it’s hot or humid or you’re standing still. This portable and rechargeable fan can sit on your desk, or clip onto a table, beach chair, or your baby’s stroller. Your baby will cruise the streets like a little price or princess with this cool and practical accessory. Purchase the SWZA clip-on stroller fan here.
3. Aiernuo Large Baby Beach Tent
Baby beach tents like this one by Aiernuo are perfect for longer summer outings when a stroller shade is not going to cut the mustard. They’re also great for your backyard when you need to shield your baby from bugs. Light and portable, this beach tent can be folded into a 14 inch round bag. The tent is made of certified non-toxic, lead-free materials, and comes with 2 tent pegs to hold the tent in place. One of the best baby beach gear items out there, this tent is just what you need to set your mind at ease for a day at the beach! Find the tent here.
4. Beachfront Baby Water Wrap
Available in 3 sizes and 9 colors, this versatile water and warm weather baby carrier wrap allows you to keep your baby close while dipping his lower body safety into the water. Made of a breathable, sheer, fabric that keeps baby cool, this wrap is made to get wet and could not be simpler: a long piece of comfortable cloth with tapered ends conforms to your shoulders and waist, no matter your size. Make sure to carefully follow the safety instructions when it comes to your wrap, keeping baby tight and high enough so that you can kiss him on the head. For more on safety with baby carriers, see here. Buy this wrap here.
5. Iplay Baby Flap Sun Protection Hat
Baby sun hats are a must — you simply cannot go out in the hot summer sun without popping one of these numbers onto your baby. This snugly fitting hat from Iplay is one of the best sunhats for baby, protecting baby’s neck, head, face, and shoulders. Perfect for newborns, it will continue to fit as your baby grows and can be used for several summers. The waterproof material helps keep your baby’s eyes and face dry and comfortable. BUY one of these nifty hats here.
That’s it for these awesome products. Oh, and remember to keep your baby well-hydrated, covered with a safe baby sunblock, and shielded from the sun at all times.