Mom Must-Haves :: Summer Edition


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!


Sportneer Portable Lightweight Folding Chair

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!

Ozark Trail Utility Wagon with Tailgate & Extension Handle

Ozark Trail Utility Wagon with Tailgate & Extension Handle

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 Noogle

The Noogle

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.

GoSlaz Inflatable Rainbow Sprinkler

GoSlaz Inflatable Rainbow Sprinkler Toy

If you are looking for a great outdoor summer toy for your toddlers or preschoolers, look no further! Spoil your little boys and girls with the GoSlaz rainbow water sprinkler for kids! The majestic design will help spark your kid’s imagination and help your kids play outdoors for hours! And the best part? Even adults will love playing with the easy-to-set-up fairytale rainbow sprinkler for your backyard.
Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent

Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent

This thermacell mosquito repeller is awesome. Set it right around where the kids are playing and you don’t have to worry about spraying them down with bug spray all the time. It creates a 15-foot mosquito-free zone without DEET spray, smoky candles, open flames, unpleasant smells, or expensive professional treatments. It repels for 12 straight hours!


SCOUT Pocket Rocket Tote

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.

Tree Hut Tahitian Vanilla Bean Shea Sugar Scrub

Tree Hut Tahitian Vanilla Bean Shea Sugar Scrub

This stuff is amazing and fabulous for exfoliating! All the scents smell sooooo good! Absolutely no parabens or formaldehyde donors! Tree Hut creates products that gently exfoliate, cleanse, nourish, soften, and protect your skin with no harmful chemicals. They believe that naturally derived ingredients provide powerful skin care. And there’s always time for a little pampering to reveal your natural beauty.
Contigo Autospout Water Bottle with Straw

Contigo Autospout Ashland Water Bottle with Straw

This BPA-free water bottle features a pop-up straw for easy one-handed drinking so you don’t have to take your eyes off the task at hand. Push the spout down to close and your leak-proof lid is ready for on-the-go convenience. It even features a protective spout cover to keep out dirt and germs for cleaner drinking. At the end of the day, unscrew the top and throw lid and body onto the top rack of your dishwasher for a no-fuss cleanup.
Badger sunscreen

Badger Sunscreen

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.

bumkins waterproof zippered bag

Bumkins Waterproof Zippered Wet Bag

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!


Chaco Classic Sandals

Streamlined and dependable since 1989, the Classic series is comprised of only 8 component parts, making for the simple, timeless sandal design. Every pair comes standard with adjustable straps that custom-fits to your foot, plus a podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT™ PU footbed for all-day comfort and support. Rave reviews from us and on their website!
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