From the best summer gear for baby to the most fun summer activities, and lots of important tips on how to stay safe and sunburn-free on sunny days, you’ll find it all in this summer survival guide. Read on for all of our articles on how to make the most of your summer with babies and toddlers.
The Best Baby Sunscreens
First things first: Wherever your summer takes you, you’ll want to protect baby’s sensitive skin with a sunscreen that blocks UV rays without harsh ingredients. We’ve compiled a list of mineral and chemical sunscreens to fit every budget.
9 Summer Essentials Every New Mom Should Carry
From the best baby sunglasses and sun hats to insulated sippy cups and a wipes case that doubles as a chic clutch, you’ll look cool and stay cool with these 9 products that will make your summer.
Your Bucket List for Baby’s First Summer
Make the most of the long, sunny days with this list of don’t-miss activities that you and your little one will love. Grab your diaper bag and carrier—and don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to remember baby’s first picnic, beach trip and more.
Must-Have Baby Gear for a Day at the Beach
Reliable swim diapers, soft hooded towels, a shady popup tent and a combination beach blanket and cooler. We've compiled the best for the beach in this list of clever essentials for a day of sun and sand.
Be Sun Smart With Baby: 10 Summer Safety Tips to Follow
What level of SPF should you use? Do you need to apply sunblock when you're in the shade? What kind of sun hat should you look for? If you’re asking yourself questions like these, read these 10 summer safety tips from a mom who has been there.
Top 10 Summer Safety Rules for Kids in Cars
Is your car baby-safe for summer? Learn how to cool down a hot car fast, why you should adjust the car-seat shoulder straps, the importance of inspecting your tires during the warmest time of year, and much more.
9 Ways to Keep Babies & Toddlers Cool in the Summer Heat
When it's too hot to think, turn to these tips for keeping yourself and your little ones cool in the summer heat. From comfortable clothing and carriers to our picks for after-sun spray and a baby monitor with a temperature gauge, you'll find it all here.
Genius Ways to Beat the Heat with Baby
Need inspiration for things to do with baby this summer? Here are 18 fun ways to spend your days, from sensory activities to a toy car wash and air-conditioned indoor spots worth a visit.
8 Awesome Outdoor Activities for Babies and Toddlers
Read on for eight great ways to spend time outdoors. You’ll find cheap DIY activities for sitters, crawlers and walkers, including nature bottles, painting projects, music-making and lots of fun with water.
Make a Splash: 10 Outdoor Water Play Ideas for Babies
Water activities keep baby entertained and cool when temperatures are high. Here are 10 fresh ideas for outside games that babies find fascinating—and don’t make a mess!
— Eva Ingvarson Cerise