Ah, the beach—the perfect playground for sun, sand, and salty adventures! But if you're planning a beach day with your little ones, you know that being prepared is key. From sunscreen battles to sandy snacks, here's our witty guide on what to bring to the beach with young kids. I have also included links to some of my survival tools. Let's dive in!
First things first. Grab your Sandbox & Shore bag:
You know the drill, it's time to clean up and everything is sandy which ends up leaving your car sandy, your house sandy, your life sandy. With Sandbox & Shore those worries can be left at the beach, just pick up your bag, give it a shake and you’re good to go! Not only do our bags alleviate the sand stress but they are large enough to hold what you need (and that's a lot). The insulated pocket will help keep that smores chocolate from melting along with keeping your other snacks cool throughout the day.
The Ultimate Sand-Proof Blanket & favorite beach chair:
Say goodbye to sandy mishaps with a sand-proof blanket! It's like a magic forcefield that repels those pesky grains of sand, ensuring a blissfully sand-free zone for your little beach bums. Plus, it doubles as a cozy nap spot when the waves have worn them out.
The Tower of Sun Protection:
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses—you name it, we've got you covered. Prepare to transform your little ones into SPF superheroes, shielding them from the sun's mighty rays. Bonus points if you can convince them that wearing a beach hat turns them into swashbuckling pirates on a treasure hunt.
Snacks That Beat the Sand:
When it comes to beach snacks, innovation is the name of the game. Opt for sealed containers or resealable bags to keep those treats sand-free. After all, who wants a mouthful of sandy pretzels? Pro tip: If your kids are picky eaters, simply sprinkle a bit of sand on their sandwich to give it that authentic beach flavor (just kidding, please don't).
The Bucket Brigade:
Buckets, shovels, and sandcastle dreams—these are the building blocks of a successful beach outing. Engage your little ones in epic sandcastle competitions or help them dig their way to China (or at least to a very deep hole). Remember, a sandy masterpiece is a badge of honor!
While the beach offers endless entertainment, a few additional items can save the day. Bring along some beach-friendly toys, such as frisbees, beach balls, or a kite, for hours of fun.
Ah, the unpredictable nature of beach weather! One moment, it's all sunshine and sandy bliss, and the next, Mother Nature decides to play a trick on us, unleashing her cloudy and chilly whims. But fear not, brave beach explorers! Remember to pack those extra clothes, because you never know when the beach might turn into a chilly oasis or when you decide to extend your stay for a magical bonfire under the starry sky. And let's face it, accidents happen, even in the most idyllic of beach settings. So, don't forget those extra swim diapers! We all know that little ones can surprise us with unexpected "gifts" at the most inconvenient times. Opt for reusable ones to easily handle the soiled mess, because hey, when you're on the beach, even dealing with crap can have its own sandy charm. Just remember to rinse them off and get back to building sandcastles and making unforgettable memories!
Patience (Extra Doses):
Last but not least, pack an ample supply of patience, understanding, and a splash of humor. Beach days with young kids can be a whirlwind of excitement, meltdowns, and unpredictable adventures. Embrace the chaos, laugh at the unexpected, and create unforgettable memories that will make for hilarious stories later on.
With this witty beach survival guide, you're now armed with the knowledge and the essential items needed to conquer the beach with young kids in tow. Embrace the sandy shenanigans, the sunscreen battles, and the laughter-filled moments. So grab your beach bag, put on your sun hat, and get ready for a beachside bonanza your little ones will cherish for years to come!