It’s that time of year again, time to load up the car, pack your bags, grab the kids and head out on the road. But before you do, check out these essentials that’ll make traveling with little ones an absolute dream.
Summer is a time of fun, relaxation, and most importantly, vacation! The weather’s nice, kids are out of school, and everybody’s in a good mood. But planning a summer adventure when you have a baby can be more complicated. So, we’ve compiled a list of helpful summer vacation essentials to make your summer vacation one you’ll never forget.
Tools for the road
For starters, you’re going to need an extra-large tote bag, preferably full of pockets. A roomy travel bag will make traveling with baby, complete with lots of tools for endless surprises, much easier. For long car rides, a car seat cover is an absolute essential. If you’re driving for an extended time, your baby will probably be hit by powerful UV rays beating down on them; a car seat cover with UV protection will keep you and baby relaxed for the journey. When you finally get to your destination, chances are you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, and that can get dirty. Bringing a clean & dry outdoor blanket is the perfect helper when you aren’t totally confident in the cleanliness of your surroundings.
Sun, Sun, Sun!
Summer travel with baby usually means one thing more than any other, sun! To protect your baby from the sun’s damaging rays, you’ll need a wide-brimmed hat, polarized baby sunglasses, and sensitive sunscreen made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are all essential. To keep babies cool, be sure to find some outfits made from light, breathable fabrics that protect their little arms and legs.
Making a Splash
Introducing babies to water for the first time can be fun for everybody, just make sure you’re prepared. Waterproof diapers are a sure way to get a little peace of mind when taking baby out into the water. Another useful tool is a wet/dry bag. These machine-washable bags are made with a waterproof lining and separate pockets, to keep dry clothes away from wet ones.
Remember, summer vacations are fun, but summer vacations with baby can be even better. So get out there and enjoy!