Kids and Toddlers’ Summer Must-Haves

Now that summer has officially started, it is important to know the basic things that should be inside our baby bags when we travel with our babies, toddlers and kids.

Here are some of the items that you shouldn’t miss to pack:

Sunscreen Protection

Choose a kid-friendly sunscreen and sunblock that has an SPF of at least 15 to 30 and  provides broad-spectrum of UVA and UVB protection. It is also important that it is water-resistant since kids sweat a lot when they play. To those with sensitive skin, you may choose sunscreen products that are hypoallergenic and fragrance free. There are many brands to choose from like Aveeno, California Baby, Neutrogena, Banana Boat Baby, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropics, etc.

Potable Water

Drinking lots of fluid is essential most especially this summer season. This is not only applicable to children but to adults as well. We should drink more than the usual 8 glasses of water a day to replenish the body fluid that we release when we sweat and to hydrate ourselves from the scorching heat of the sun. Get your BPA-free bottles and fill them up with potable water.

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24 Comments

  • Reply Jessica Cassidy April 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Kids needs to enjoy summer but at the same protected from the sun rays 🙂 Thank you for the helpful tips, greatly appreciated 🙂

  • Reply April April 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    i totally agree with everything mentioned above. those things are in my purse all the time.:)

  • Reply Gven-Rose April 6, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    informative post, i guess adults must have sunscreen also..heheehe

  • Reply jenn April 7, 2013 at 12:44 am

    it’s not quite summer here in my part of the world. 🙂 but this sure is helpful for me to prepare for thsi year’s scorching summer heat.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:25 am

      I hope you can use the guidelines when summer comes. =)

  • Reply Teresa Martinez April 7, 2013 at 1:22 am

    These are indeed summer must-haves for our young kids. No parent should venture out with their kids without these.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Yes, Ms. Teresa and I hope all parents will not take these things for granted for their kids’ welfare.

  • Reply Mei April 7, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Kids totally need those two. They may enjoy the summer vacation because they’re out from school for a few months but still they have to be protected. Sun protection is a must because they must be protected from the summer heat. Especially now that the sun rays are harmful for the skin. And of course, water, so they don’t get dehydrated as they play along.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Yes, and it’s so important for kids to be educated with the harmful effects of too much sun exposure to their skin.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose April 7, 2013 at 2:30 am

    My kids does not like water very much but I make sure that they take enough liquid to hydrate them.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

      I’m like them, I don’t like drinking water too. It’s really an effort for us.

  • Reply jheylo April 7, 2013 at 3:43 am

    sunscreen protection – check
    water – check
    hat, sunglasses – check
    swimsuit – check

    yahooooo! We’re ready for summer fun 😀

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Ms. Jheylo, it seems your family is summer-ready and excited to hit the beach. =)

  • Reply Makoy April 7, 2013 at 4:09 am

    water is very important this scorching hot season. Sunscreen is a must if you’re going out especially at the beach.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:12 am

      Yes, but, I suggest you still use sunscreen even you’re at home for protection.

  • Reply workingmama April 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

    truly mom drinking water this time must be more because of the unbeatable hot summer season bring

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Yes, I think the recommended 8 glasses of water intake everyday should be increased.

  • Reply Bless April 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Getting hydrated and using sunscreen is really a rule when we are out and about with my little girls. Thanks for sharing these must-haves.

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Yes, we should just find the non-sticky sunscreens so the kids will not feel uneasy and greasy. =)

  • Reply Adin Blankenship April 8, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Gotta have some protection from the harmful UV rays. Definitely drink plenty of fluids so we don’t get dehydrated and getting sick after all. Sure is not good. Our weather here is not as bad yet since it is still the spring, but I hope this summer is not going to be like the past summers where it was just scorching hot like you can cook an egg on the driveway. Oh dear!

    • Reply Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion April 8, 2013 at 7:06 am

      Ms. Aldin, that’s what we are experiencing now here in the Philippines. It’s so hot! Way hotter than the previous summers we had.

  • Reply melandria romero April 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    because of the heat of the sun, our kids really need to drink a lot of water and of course not to mention us. Nice tip for this hot weather.

  • Reply Shela April 9, 2013 at 2:15 am

    I look forward to the summer time! Thanks for the tips surely will have those on the lists:)

  • Reply Liza Barnett April 10, 2013 at 1:18 am

    you are such a great mom. I always forget to bring sunscreen or germ-ex when we go out to park or somewhere when it’s summertime. Thanks for sharing this info, I hope to remember putting some important stuff in my girls bag when we go out.

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