With care, babies can enjoy a day at the beach as much as you can. Before you go, you will need to take extra precautions to protect baby’s delicate skin from the sun. While your babies out in the sun, he should wear UV protective clothing, sun hats, and possibly baby sunglasses. Before applying sunscreen, check to make sure that it’s safe to use on a child that age. Many sunscreens are not recommended for children under 6 months of age.
Your baby will need protection from the both the sun and sand. Pop up tents or shelters make a great place for baby to play or nap out of the sun. Shelters can also provide protection from blowing sand. Portable playpens are a great option to help cut down on sand, to safely contain your baby, or for baby naptime.
Timing is everything. Avoid the hottest part of the day. Babies may be more sensitive to heat. Pack a cooler and make sure to keep baby hydrated. Fruit and veggies may be a good snack choice because they are high in water content. Take an extra bottle of water, pre-moistened wash cloths etc. to clean sandy hands.
Pack light, and skip the stroller. They don’t work very well in sand. Instead carry your baby in a baby carrier or sling and you both can enjoy a relaxing stroll on the beach.