Summer is coming eventually! Right? With all the cool weather we’ve been having it’s hard to tell. So while I’m sure many of you have already done this, now that school is out, I’ve been evaluating our summer gear. Going through last year’s stuff to see what we can keep and what needs to be replaced. I’ve listed some of the gear we just can’t seem to live without in the summer. Just in case you need to jog your memory too!
We have a no flip flop rule when running, biking, and scootering. So to keep the kids’ feet cool on hot summer days, we love adventure-ready sandals from Keen. They are machine washable and these watersafe sandals are ready to tackle splash pads, playgrounds, bike riding and more.
We love to swim in the summer and I am always on the lookout for good quality swim suits that will hold up to constant use. Your little minnows will look particularly fetching in UPF 50+ swimsuits from Land’s End. And, they dry in a flash when they get out of the water so you’ll have fewer soggy backseats after an afternoon at the pool.
While we are out and about at attractions it’s nice to have some cute hats available to keep the sun at bay. My son typically wears a baseball hat but my daughter prefers to wear a cute fedora. You can have her play the role of weekend hipster in these cute fedoras available at Crazy 8.
Suncreen is a summer fun must! And don’t forget to reapply. A few years ago Target brand sunscreen won high marks from Consumer Reports for its effectiveness. It’s also a great deal! So, I’ve been stocking up on it at the beginning of summer ever since.
Between baseball games, bike rides and long car rides, we’re constantly filling up our water bottles to take them with us on the go. We’ve purchased plastic ones and metal ones. We currently are liking the CamelBak water bottles with the built in insulator that keeps our drinks cool on a hot day.
Kids’ heads grow and change. If they have not had their bike helmets on in a while this is a good time to make sure that it still fits properly. SAFEKIDS provides a video that shows you how to fit your child’s bike helmet in three easy steps. No need to be a hot head! Look cool while being safe with these helmets from Sports Authority.
Let the cuts and scrapes begin! With all of the outdoor activity it is inevitable that one of my little risk-takers will need a Band-Aid at some point during the day. We go through tons of them. My daughter likes the ones with cute characters and designs on them my son tends to like the neon ones.
What will you be stocking up on this summer?