I'm lucky enough to live very close to the ocean-but as a new mom to a 9 month old I learned the hard way that a day at the beach can be anything but. Trying to keep sand off a freshly sunscreened kid, trying to keep bottles cold, trying to keep baby cool, all while trying to keep her from feeding her Cheerios to the seagulls or darting fearlessly into crashing waves? Ahhh!
Having a beach baby can be a fulltime job--but it doesn't have to be.
Enlist your friends, your mommy group or even strangers in your town to create a traveling beach playdate.
Gather a group of mommies (and daddies) with babies and toddlers. Each parent is assigned an essential part of the traveling baby-friendly beach.
Once a week you'll get together at a different person's house - that person needs only to provide the yard and voila! You've got a traveling beach playdate.
What are some ways that you've adapted your summer activities so that your baby can be a part of them?
We love backyard beach play dates. With 5 kids, it just makes it so much easier!! And the kids just love them!!
What a fun idea!
We live in a beach community and we have never hesitated to bring our babies with us to the beach. We would set up an umbrella and plop them down in the sand. The only thing we ever did different is leave earlier than we have to do now.
i used to bring a baby pool to the beach! that way my daughter could play in her little pool while we lounged on the sand.
great ideas! we try to keep trips to the beach light though as we walk the half mile to it....we bring a bag of toys and some snacks
cute DD did not like the sand when she was little now can not keep her from the beach
When I lived near the beach, we would bring a small tent and set it up.