Between sunscreen re-applications and the exhausting effort of keeping bums and tums sand-free—the reality of bringing baby to the beach can sometimes make you feel like the fun police. Infants and toddlers require extra care, but with proper planning and the right gear, your family can still enjoy a day at the beach. Here are our picks for ten essentials to help you shore up for fun in the sun.
Whether you need to chase after older children while the wee one naps, or just want to keep your tot from swallowing sand, this super lightweight crib is the perfect place to corral little crawlers. The JourneyBee weighs just over 10 pounds, pops open and collapses in seconds and has a sunshade (sold separately) that offers a UV+50 protection. $169 on Amazon.
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