Have I ever talked about going to the beach? I can’t remember, and honestly, I’m too lazy to look back. However, since we have lived in a beach/lake town for almost 13 years, I’m quite the expert. Before having Harlow, my beach day could fit in a single bag.
- Cute beach bag
Since having Harlow, I’ve had to add a few things… but they are all super necessary. I promise!
- Two towels
- Three kinds of sunscreen (adult, kid, and kid face stick)
- Portable kiddie pool
- Bucket to fill portable kiddie pool
- Mesh portable kiddie pool bag
- Giant blanket/sheet
- Sun tent
- Portable potty in the tent for emergencies
- Scads of sand toys
- Mesh sand toy bag (actually, several mesh bags…)
- An entire cooler full of snacks and drinks
- Beach umbrella
- Two beach chairs
- Two pairs of sunglasses
- Beach cart to carry it all in
- Two pairs of water shoes
- Change of clothes
- Garbage bag for trash
Did I forget anything?
I ALWAYS get comments from other beach-goers about the amount of stuff I bring, but they are overwhelmingly positive. It looks like a lot (and it is) but it all sets up and breaks down super quick and easy, so it really just makes for a nice, relaxing, comfortable day.
I didn’t link to anything, because, well, I have barely any readers, so why do the work? But if anyone does read and wants links to what I have, or similar, let me know. The pool is the big one. After a lot of trial and error, I moved away from having a blow-up kiddie pool and it has made a TON of difference.