Going to the beach with baby doesn’t have to be hard. We’ve rounded up the must have baby beach gear essentials and shared our mom hacks to help make that trip a breeze. Check out our list now!
Baby Beach Gear Must-Haves
If you’ve been to the beach with a baby, you know that sand is your worst enemy! This beach blanket will be a huge help, not only for sand, but it’s also moisture resistant and heat resistant. It’s machine washable and very fast-drying. It weighs only one pound, so it’s easy to stuff the blanket into the included compression sack. To ensure it stays in place on the beach, there are four large weightable corner pockets that you fill with a handful of sand. Four securing anchors with six metal stakes also help keep it spread out nicely.
Mom Hack: Use a fitted sheet as a surface to keep the sand off your beach gear. With the fitted corners up, spread the sheet out and place items like coolers and bags in each corner to hold the sides of the sheet up. These raised sides will help keep sand out of the area, and if you choose, you can use it like a playpen for non-mobile little ones who won’t be able to get out.
The Monobeach pop-up pool with tent is great for little ones who want to swim but aren’t quite ready for riding the waves. It offers UV 50+ protection and comes with a bag, making it easy to carry.
The Mac Sports utility wagon is large enough to hold up to 150 pounds, but also compact enough to easily store in your car or condo. It comes with two cupholders in the front, an adjustable handle, carrying case, and extra large wheels for hauling beach gear across the sand.
The Lulyboo travel lounge is great inside and out and folds into a backpack so you can take it wherever you need to go. The canopy protects babies from the sun, the bottom is waterproof, and the liner is machine washable. The lounger is meant to be a comfortable, cozy, safe spot where babies can enjoy the beach alongside family members and friends. (It is not meant to be a sleeping device.)
If you have an adventurous little one you’re trying to keep contained (been there, done that!), consider taking a GoPod to the beach. It’ll keep your baby safe and in one place, and it’s easy to fold up and carry in its own traveling case. The KidCo GoPod has five loops to hold your baby’s favorite toys, and it has a drink and snack holder, so they’ll have everything they need to stay happy and entertained.
As a mom, you will find so many uses for these bags. Of course, they are great for carrying wet clothes and dirty diapers, but they also work well for organizing toys, snacks, electronics, and more. The Bumkins wet bag is waterproof and comes in tons of cute patterns. They can be wiped clean, hand washed, and machine washed, but it is recommended that the quick-dry material is hung to air dry.
A day at the beach does mean you will need a lot of stuff, and this beach bag is huge enough for a lot of it. The colorful, cute design will also stand out from all the other bags and towels on the beach, so it will be easy to find. The bag is durable, washable, and has a waterproof interior and exterior. It has three large interior pockets (one zippered) and exterior pockets. The sturdy, soft rope handles will make toting it to and from the beach a little more comfortable.
This easy-to-set-up beach tent is portable and features an automatic pop up mechanism. It is lightweight at just 4 pounds and made of strong, durable material. The umbrella is rated 3000mm PU coating and will block 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. The extra large size provides enough space for up to two adults and two children. The tent also includes an awning for extra shade, two windows for ventilation and air circulation, and internal pockets for storing water bottles, snacks, phones, and more.
Instead of buying a bunch of separate toys or rounding up what you already have, try this fun set that includes 18 beach toys. They are made from non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. The set includes 1 bucket, 2 shovels, 3 rakes, 2 sand sifters, watering can, and more. The best part might be the mesh storage backpack that allows you to keep everything together while the sand falls through the bag.