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It’s almost summertime! That means sunshine, bugs, and plenty of outdoor time. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer essentials to make your summer better- and safer!
Thistle Farms Rose Germanium Insect Repellent– Bug spray is essential to being outside in the summer. Unfortunately, many sprays contain harmful ingredients. That’s why we love Thistle Farm’s insect repellent. It helps to protect against bugs like mosquitos and ticks. It’s made of natural and organic ingredients that are completely safe for children and adults. Plus, it isn’t greasy and smells great! Not to mention, it’s made by Thistle Farms, an amazing organization that supports women that were involved in trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, based right here in Nashville.
Iplay Sunhat– Babies and hats don’t always work so well. This hat has a handy tie so it stays on their head. It’s also lightweight and won’t get them too hot. Most importantly it has a UPF50 protection. (Lindsey’s tip: We monogrammed ours last year. Not only were they super cute, but we didn’t lose them either!)
Honest Sunscreen– Most moms have heard of the Honest Co by now. Their products are super safe for the entire family. The sunscreen is free of crazy chemicals, scent-free, and naturally derived. This is a must-have for our diaper bags in the summer!
Beautycounter Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer– Mom needs protection, too! Our love for Beautycounter runs deep. Their new tinted moisturizer is a great addition to your makeup bags. Cover up any blemishes with a light makeup while protecting your skin with SPF20.
Huggies Clutch n’ Clean– We are loving our Huggies wipe clutch. It keeps wipes handy for those quick messes you need to clean up. We just hook it right onto our stroller handlebar for easy access.
SkipHop Grab and Go Wet/Dry Bag– So the kids found a sprinkler to run through or a giant mug puddle that needed rolling in? Messy happens, but your nice diaper bag shouldn’t suffer. Put the dirty clothes in this handy bag and protect the inside of your bag or car from the mess. (Lindsey’s tip: Keep this in your car with a clean pair of clothes always! There isn’t much worse than being stuck with nothing for the kids to change into.)
Diono Stroller Fan– These are essential for babies in the carseat or stroller during the summer. Baby carriers especially can get very hot if you’re out in the sun for too long. These fans clip on anywhere and have a flexible neck to cool off baby. Plus, the fan cover protects kids from sticking their fingers in the blades.
SkipHop Pronto Changing Station– Going somewhere that you don’t want to haul your entire diaper bag? This is the answer. The changing station holds diapers and wipes and is a big enough pad for you to lay it anywhere and change baby. (Lindsey’s tip: I love this for quick trips to the park! I just throw it in the stroller and I can change the baby right on the picnic table if I need to.)
TurkishT Beach Candy Picnic Blanket– This blanket is the perfect addition to your summer bag. It’s small enough to tote around anywhere and big enough for everyone to sit on and enjoy. Use it as a picnic blanket, beach blanket, towel, nursing cover- the possibilities are endless.
Babiators Sunglasses– These super stylish sunglasses come in plenty of sizes for kids of all ages. Not only are they cute, but they have 100%UV protection.
What are your essentials to having a fun and safe summer? Share with us!
I received some of these products for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.