Be Prepared With This Complete Summer Checklist for Toddlers

Summer is a time for splashing in the water, soaking up the sun, and listening little ones squeal with delight. Whether you are hanging out in your own backyard, taking a trip to the pool, or packing for a vacation, summertime means remembering extra essentials for the kids. Be prepared for any scenario with this complete summer checklist for toddlers.

Summer Checklist for Toddlers:

 

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Beach Bag
Are you wondering how you are going to carry all of this extra gear? Yeah, me too. The person who invented this bag must be a parent because they included a cooler section with a zipper at the bottom — swoon.

 

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Kiddie Pool
On a hot day, it’s hard to beat a lukewarm kiddie pool. Toddlers love splashing in the water to cool off.

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Beach Towels
Remember how fun it was to wrap up in a sun-toasted, oversized beach towel after a long day in the water? This is a must-have on the summer checklist for toddlers.

 

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Beach Toys
Does it make a mess? Perfect! Toddlers love playing with messy toys in the sand or water. I love that this one comes with a mesh-bottom bag, to make for an easy clean up.

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Flip flops
Perfect for keeping feet clean(ish) in the water or on land.

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Sunscreen
Keep your little one protected from the sun with this sunblock, if you can keep your little one still long enough. See the next item for bribery.

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Popsicles
There is nothing quite like an icy cold popsicle on a hot summer day.

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Floppy Hat
Protect your little one’s face with a hat.

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Splash Mat

These are a blast and can provide hours of entertainment.

 

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Bubbles
Kids love chasing bubbles. I know my little one can last for-ev-er running after bubbles.

 

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Swim Wings
These are a must when we are playing at the beach or pool.

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Beach Tent
Sometimes, you just need a little shade or to take a rest under somewhere cool – enter the beach tent.

 

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Chalk
Although you may not be certain what they create, the chalk masterpieces are sure to be a big win for toddlers.

What is a must-have item on the summer checklist for toddlers in your home?

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10 comments

  1. Great list – will be referring to this when I’m packing for our summer vacay to Europe this year 🙂 Oh, and beach tents for the win! I used to say to myself – I’m not gonna be one of those parents. Well, I am.

    • @Tina Pik Thank you. Yes, I love the beach tent. It makes napping a little one so much easier, when you are not at home. Hope you have a great vacation!

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