The warm weather is here to stay and that can only mean one thing…lots of beach days ahead! With this in mind, our team of local moms has been trying out new products, buying new things, and taking notes of the items we love the MOST this time of year. So check this list before you head to the beach and thank us later!
Contributor Megan says about these table covers, “I know it’s not fancy, but I love taking these inexpensive table covers to set all our things on. They’re easy to shake the sand off of and I can just keep it in the back of my car all summer”.
Another thing contributor Megan is loving is these colored sunscreen sticks! Her kids think they’re fun and won’t argue to put sunscreen on their faces if she has them.
Elizabeth from our team has only recently discovered this but now can’t be without it! She loves to use this powder on beach days to get the sand off before getting in the car. Genius!
Have y’all seen these bags from Scout before? Erica and Julia from the Charleston Moms team love them and we can see why! Not only do they come in lots of different fun patterns, but they are also made from a breathable fabric that lets water and sand escape. Sold!
A beach hat is a must and there’s a reason this one from Amazon has over 14,000 reviews! Available in a variety of colors, it is sized to fit most heads and is foldable, making it perfect to pack for summer beach trips! The material makes it breathable and it even has UPF 50+!
Speaking of sun protection, many of our contributors said that long-sleeve rash guard shirts are a must and this one from Body Glove is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. With UPF 50+, this is one worth checking out!
Marketing Manager Julia says, “I do too much research on sunscreen and have found the Neutrogena Baby Face Stick and Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen (it goes on thick) are great “affordable” options. They are free from a lot of the nasty chemicals and hormone disrupters I try to steer clear of lathering it on the boys 24/7- while actually working!”
Another fun recommendation from Julia is the pop-up beach tent! Julia says, “We LOVE this. It’s even big enough if an adult needs a nice break from the sun they can fit in it! It’s the easiest pop-up tent we’ve ever had and comes with little steaks to push into the sand. It’s nice for at home, too!”
Contributor Malana says that this wagon is totally worth it and seeing everything it has, we agree! We all know that going to the beach with kids requires bringing all.the.things. so we’re putting this wagon at the top of our must-buy list!
Contributor Brandy says “We love this fan for keeping babies cool! You’ll need a battery, so it’s great if you have other Dewalt tools!” Who couldn’t use an extra fan during the hot Lowcountry days?!
Contributor Holly says “This tent is a lifesaver for long beach days. Keeps us out of the sun and the additional sidewall can help block unwanted wind, sand, or sun as it rises or sets. Set-up/take-down can be done by one person but with two adults it’s a breeze.”