Lately it feels like we've been purchasing a lot, just for the summer months and camping! I've compiled a list with pictures and links of all the things we're loving and coveting right now!
Sun hats - Somedays we're rushing to get out the door, and I have to admit I don't apply sunscreen ALL THE TIME, but I always try to keep my boys sun-safe with a hat, sunglasses, and a shade whenever we're outdoors. We have probably 6 - 8 sunhats that I just keep in different spots in the house so that they're ready to use wherever we are or wherever we're going! We have some from Joe Fresh and they have UV protection!
Summer Infant Pop N' Play - We got this one from Babies R Us and it folds up great and has a full coverage shade tent over top! We've already been using it on the deck and in the backyard. Comes with a bag that everything fits into: great for travel or storage!
Kiddie Pool - The boys received this little pool from my parents for their birthday. We've used it a few times so far, and it's been hours (okay maybe 30 minutes) of fun! We fill it with lukewarm water and throw in a bunch of bath toys, and they just love it!
Sunscreen - I know there's lots of talk about sunscreen lately, and like I said earlier, I don't apply it to my kids everyday. I myself, hardly wear sunscreen except for some SPF 15 in my moisturizer... But, I do want to try and protect my kids the best I can, so I have a couple sunscreens that are my go-to's, that I feel safe and comfortable using. We love our Honest products, and are currently using this sunscreen. It goes on SUPER thick and makes the kids look pasty. It's hard to rub on, but I guess that is because it's natural and not meant to soak right in, it's like making a protective seal on the boys' skin. We also bough Think Baby's sunscreen stick from Bumble Tree. They don't have it online, but we got it in-store.
Popsicle Mold/Maker - Our boys are really into smoothies and fresh juices right now, so I really want to get into making popsicles. There are endless possibilities! We recently purchased this Zoku Mini-Pop Maker from The Bay and can't wait to try it out! It will be great for hot afternoons, and easy snacking while camping! I can make ahead of time, pop them out, and freeze in a baggy. I love the "mini" size of them, perfect for toddlers!
Squeeze Pouches - We are a huge fan of Love Child Organics around here. Their squeeze pouches have been lifesavers to us when we're in a pinch or when the kids won't eat ANYTHING I have offered. We just buy the veggie/fruit/grain ones, and they're a great on-the-go snack. I will be stocking up on them for camping!! I love a lot of their other products as well, but these pouches are my favourite for making life EASIER. Yes they can be expensive, but I buy them on sale, and yes they do have some sugar in them, but you know what, life is all about BALANCE, and a mom will do what a mom's gotta do! You know what I mean!!
Summer PJs - We have quite a few sets of t-shirt/shorts summer PJs. On the really hot nights, I love to put them in these two-piece sets like this and this . They are so easy to put on and take off, especially with twin boys who hate getting dressed! I love them and they are just so adorable! Last summer with boys, we didn't really have all that many hot nights, and the boys were so small, we still did long sleeved zip sleepers!
So there you have it, my top 7 must-haves for this summer with our boys. I bet as soon as I publish and share this, I will think of more/different items that we need/want! What are your must-haves for this summer? Let me know in the comment section below!
Thank you so much for reading! See you next time,
MRS. + MAMA