Essential Products For Baby's First Summer

by Tara Saltzburg May 02, 2017

Hey There,

Summer is almost here and we're getting our beach bodies ready (kinda).

We're a NJ shore company so, naturally, we have a love affair with the beach and all things summer! When it comes to summer babies (one of us may have had a baby born on the 4th of July), we've got you covered. Check out our list of must-have baby clothes and products to keep little ones cool, comfortable, and safe!

Summer Must-Haves for Baby

1. SLEEVELESS ONESIES

Obvious, maybe. But essential. Nothing fancy, here. Just sun's out, guns out. Check out Carter's for some inexpensive basics.

2. COOLIBAR SUN BLANKET

We love this new find! Coolibar carries a full line of sun protection garments, all of which rate UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+, the highest possible rating. The sun blanket provides ultimate protection for baby's skin. You can find it here.

Baby Infant Summer Essentials Coolibar Blanket

3. ERGOBABY COOL AIR MESH CARRIER

We're a big fan of Ergobaby carriers. They're comfortable for parents and ergonomic for baby. The "Cool Air" mesh carrier is a more breathable and lightweight version of the original, making it perfect for summer strolls with baby. You can find it here.

Baby Infant Summer Essentials Ergobaby cool mesh carrier

4. UPF SWIMSUIT

Can't go to the pool or beach without a swimsuit! A lot of companies are jumping on the UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing bandwagon and we're happy! Like, Coolibar, Snapper Rock makes great children's swimwear that has a UPF rating of 50+, the highest possible rating. They won the 2016 Earnie Award (an award voted on by industry experts and given to children's companies for excellence in design) for best swimwear. Check them out here

Baby Infant Summer Essentials Snapper Rock Swimsuit

5. MUSLIN SWADDLERS

Muslin blankets are all the rage, and for good reason. They're so versatile! They're like the Justin Timberlake of baby products. They're great as a light summer blanket for baby, but can also be used as a swaddle or burp cloth. We're a fan of Little Unicorn because or their adorable designs. You can find them here.

Baby Infant Summer Essentials Little Unicorn Muslin Swaddlers

6. BABY POOL RING

Perfect for the pool or beach. This is a great way to introduce baby to the water and it's perfect for even the tiniest of kiddos. Like anything else you could possibly want, you can find it on Amazon.

7. REUSABLE SWIM DIAPERS

If you're big on water fun, a summer of swim diapers can get costly. Reusable swim diapers are another option and they're super cute! Charlie Banana and Honest Company both have adorable designs. 

Baby Infant Summer Essentials Honest Company Reusable Diaper

8. BABY BANZ

I mean, does it get any better than baby sunglasses?! These infant sunglasses use a wraparound design with a hook and closure mechanism. They're easy to use and they stay put! You can find them here. 

Baby Infant Summer Essentials BabyBanz Infant Sunglasses

9. WET/DRY BAG

Definitely a necessity for summer activities. Perfect for wet bathing suits or reusable swim diapers. We like Skip Hop's Grab & Go bag. 

 

Baby Infant Summer Essentials Skip Hop Wet/Dry Bag

10. SUN HAT

Bucket hat, flap hat. Doesn't matter, just get one! Snapper Rock and Coolibar both have great UPF50+ options. We're also a fan of the iPlay hat which has a cinch system, making it hard for baby hands to grab and rip off. You can find it here.

Baby Infant Summer Essentials iPlay Sun dat

Have fun and happy summer!

XO, Tara