Just over a week ago we moved down to Cornwall, it’s a gorgeous place and of course it’s rammed full of fantastic beaches! As a parent I know how much my kids love playing at the beach but I’m also normally the mum who forgets a change of clothes and watches as their kids run into the waves. With that in mind, today I’m sharing my favourite parenting hacks for trips to the beach, I know I’m going to be using these this summer too!
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Parenting hacks for trips to the beach
If there’s any chance you’ll get sunburnt make sure you get these frozen aloe vera cubes ready in advance!
Make a sponge lei for each of your kids to keep them cool.
Follow this great advice from Baton Rouge Moms and take a paddling pool for little ones to sit in. I highly recommend pop up tents with UV protection like this one to keep them out of the mid-day sun too, both my kids loved ours!
Make this brilliant bag that unrolls into a beach towel with a pillow in it – I need this!
Taking a baby to the beach? The Military Wife and Mom has some excellent tips on how to make it as easy as possible!
Take a pen so you can make a note on your suncream about when to reapply it. My red shoulders tell me I need this one!!
Make sure you don’t forget a thing with this printable checklist from In The Playroom. A cooler is my favourite thing to take at the moment!
Hunt round your home for to make your own DIY homemade sandcastle kit. I love this idea from Popsicle blog, we have loads of these little paper flags around at the moment!
As a family who have lost keys and wallets in the ocean on way more than one occasion, I love these floating key rings!
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