baby summer needs

11 Baby Summer Needs

11 Baby summer needs

Summer with a baby is so much fun! They look adorable in their little sun hats and baby sunglasses. Trying summer fruits like watermelon for the first time is amusing to watch.

There are several items to keep your baby cool, happy and safe during the summer. For backyard fun to camping trip gear, you’ll never need to look further than this list of baby summer needs.

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1. Baby Sunhat

I’ve also heard of them referred to as pool hats. These hats are great for keeping your baby’s eye protected from the sun and face from getting burnt. Not to mention how cute they look on your baby! This sun hat has a UPF of 30+.

2. Baby Sunscreen

babies delicate skin can burn extremely fast. Nothing is more miserable than having a sunburn and it’s sad to see your baby in pain. Most sunscreens are full of chemicals that are terrible for you and your baby. I’ve Babyganics sunscreen since it’s organic, but still does the job.

3. Summer Infant Pop N’ Jump Portable Activity Center

This activity center is awesome for when your out and about but your baby can’t participate. It also keeps your child protected from the harsh sun with its UV ray protected canopy. This thing would be great for mom’s who garden.

4. Portable highchair

A portable highchair comes in handy when camping. A couple years ago when my first was little we went camping. I ended up having to feed her while she sat on my lap. That’s harder then you think. This highchair get’s your baby off the ground and lets you have free hands to eat your own dinner.
5. Portable Play Yard

This is another great item for camping or outdoor activities. Just set the play yard up and put your little one in it. They’re protected from dirt, rocks and other things on the ground. You can also get one with a canopy to protect them from the sun or rain.

6. Swim Float with a Canopy

These floats are awesome for taking your baby swimming. I kept one for my house and my mother in law had one at her house for my oldest. The floaty has a canopy to protect your baby from the sun.

7. A Baby Swing

This baby swing is so much fun. You can set it up on a swing set you already have or as you can use these to set it up inside. That way on rainy days you can still have some fun.

8. Portable fan

This handheld fan was recommended in my birth club group for my second. It’s not your typical hand-held fan. You wet a sponge and the fan blows the cool moist air on you. Perfect for keeping your baby cool in the winter.

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9. Swim diapers

Huggies Little Swimmers are what I usually use, but I just found out babyganics makes swim diapers. That means I’m going to try them out! I’ll update as soon as I know. Keeping swim diapers in your car is always a good idea. I get asked frequently to go swim when I’m out an about. Check out what I keep in my car at all times.

10. A Swimsuit

Baby swimsuits are super cute. I love shopping for my kid’s swimsuits and my daughter is in love with sunglasses which help protect her eyes from the sun.

11. Homemade Popsicles

You can make homemade popsicles out of kool-aid, fruit or if your breastfeeding you can make milk popsicles. My daughter loves helping me make them and this year I’ll be making my son breastmilk popsicles. This popsicle maker is great for breastmilk popsicles.


This summer is something I’m really looking forward to with my children. I hope you are too! I also hope these 11 baby summer needs help make you and your baby’s summer be the best possible. Are there any summer baby items you swear by? Let us know in the comments.

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