Summertime in Charleston is H-O-T! And lucky for us, warm temperatures extend way past the standard spring and summer seasons. Therefore, there’s lots of time for the beach, pool, and outdoor activities. With this in mind, we polled our group of writers, real life Charleston area moms, to find out what they are loving at the moment and would recommend as a must. So put a little fun in your summertime routine with the “mom-approved” items below!
We LOVE these chairs and get asked about them a lot. Super compact but comfortable and really easy to bring anywhere, including the beach. We own eight of them and just ordered two more so we can keep some in every car and with our camping gear so we always have them whenever we might need them! The chair is simple to unpack and set up, and the material conforms to the shape of your body to enhance comfort. It is the perfect buddy for backpackers, tailgaters, hikers, campers, concerts, adventures and more!
Haul all kinds of items easily and efficiently with this uniquely designed Ozark Trail Wagon with Tailgate. Featuring a sturdy steel folding frame and a set of heavy-duty oversized 7-inch wheels for traversing a variety of terrain, this wagon can conveniently transport up to 225 pounds, and it features a handy and innovative folding tailgate that allows you to load and unload items effortlessly, as well as haul longer items. Once the wagon’s transported your load, it folds up into a compact size to pack into the back of a car or a garage without taking up too much space. This dependable wagon is great for tailgating, trips to the beach, camping, grocery shopping and more.
The Noggle is the ultimate solution for controlling air temperature in your car’s backseat to make it comfortable for all passengers, especially children. It prevents sweaty, uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous car rides for children in the summer and keeps them warmer and more comfortable during the winter months. The Noggle is here to help by providing controlled distribution of air throughout the back of your vehicle.
I’m pretty sure we all have our favorite beach bags. But this SCOUT one meets all of my criteria. It has lots of pockets (easy access to suntan lotion, water bottles, etc.), a zipper on top so important things (wallet and keys) don’t fall out, and it’s waterproof. Hose it down outside. I have had my bag for about five years. Looks good as new and does not break the budget. It’s not bulky and has comfortable straps for easy toting. It fits everything I need in a beach bag.
Badger sets the standard for simple safe kids sunscreens that protect your whole family. This broad spectrum mineral sunscreen has only 9 simple ingredients: non-nano zinc oxide, organic beeswax, organic plant oils, and sunflower vitamin E. This gluten-free, hypoallergenic, all-natural kids sunscreen is perfect for your child’s sensitive skin. The certified organic sunscreen base ingredients are antioxidant rich and ultra-moisturizing. Non-GMO and contains no dyes, parabens, or other artificial ingredients. Healthy botanical ingredients promote healthy skin for your children.
This has been a life saver for us at the beach and pool! It’s a great size and can easily be stored anywhere! A smooth zipper closure locks away the mess and single-ply construction means no worrying about icky stuff growing between layers of fabric. Wet bags are great for carrying diapers, dirty gym clothes and wet swimsuits. Not just for wet stuff – these bags make excellent organizers for toys, accessories, toiletries, electronics, travel and more!