As many of you will know, we recently moved to the Essex coast and love living so close to the beach. Whether its early morning strolls, or an after dinner paddle, we go on beach visits with kids at least a couple of times a week to get some fresh air and give them a runabout. During our seaside trips it’s obvious to spot the seasoned beach-goers so I’ve collated some top tips to share with you, in collaboration with some top bloggers.
- Use a baby carrier to get across the sand – it’s far easier than a buggy!
- If you do take a pram, try pulling it backwards across the sand!
- Talcum powder works wonders for getting sand off when it’s time to go. It works so much easier than trying to wash off with water!
- A mini paddling pool is great for little ones to sit and play in. It will keep them cool and entertained. This is a brilliant way for younger babies to enjoy the beach too.
- Put valuables (money, phone) in a clean nappy inside a beach tent. Potential thieves will just think it’s a used nappy and almost definitely leave it alone!
- Use a mesh or laundry bag to put sandy toys and flip flops in. The sand will just fall out on your walk back to the car.
- Set hourly reminders on your phone to top up the kids’ sunscreen. It’s easy to forget when they’re off playing and enjoying themselves and we all know how the British seaside masks the heat of the sunshine.
- Wetsuits will keep them warm and comfortable in the cold sea, hopefully meaning they’ll play for longer!