Bring sunglasses 1
UVA protective sunglasses are a must to pack. The exposure to ultraviolet rays could put your baby at risk for cataracts and other eye conditions when they get older. Besides, they'll look super cool in their shades!
Don't force your stay 2
There's a chance that the beach may bring out the moodier side in your baby. Make sure you don't force the stay. The trip could last as little as 30 minutes or a couple of hours. This is actually ideal since you don't want to risk your baby suffering from heat stroke. Just remember to be patient and tolerant.
Avoid going during peak hours 3
The sun's rays are the most damaging between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You should avoid hitting the beach and these times to prevent sunburn and heat stroke. A less crowded beach also decreases your chances of losing sight of your baby even for a second.
Set up a large blanket 5
Babies love to roll around and take up more space than you think. Make sure to set up with an extra large blanket so he or she has room to groove!
Bring swim diapers 6
If you plan on helping your baby take a dip, you'll need to bring swim diapers. These are made so that they don't swell up in the water. You'll be grateful you took the extra step!
Sunblock is a must 7
Babies younger than 6 months shouldn't get much time in the sun. Regardless of your baby's age range, go for a chemical-free sunblock with at least SPF 30. You want to make sure to reapply every two hours to avoid sunburn.
Bring a first-aid kit 8
Taking your baby to the beach for the first time can be stressful. Carrying with a first-aid kit will help put your mind at ease. Whether it's a small cut or rash, you want to make sure you have all of your necessities to help cure your baby in a flash.
Pack toys 9
Beach toys are essential for kids of all ages to have a good time! It will guarantee that your baby will be entertained for a long time, which means you'll have more fun in the sun too.