Any time you are going to leave the house with your baby, especially if you're a new parent, the task can be a bit daunting. After all, it seems like everyone around you is determined to give you advice that they swear is the best and only way to go. So how in the world are you supposed to know what things you actually need at the beach when you have a baby and what's just going to be taking up valuable real estate in your baby bag and car?
Whether you've grown up around water or you enjoy taking vacations where the beach is involved, no level of experience can adequately prepare you for the difference between splashing in the waves with just friends and going to the beach with your baby. Don't get me wrong. There is plenty of fun in the sun to be had with your child, but it's probably just going to be different than what you're used to.
From sand sticking to your baby's little piggies and worrying about sunburns to packing a sufficient amount of snacks and praying you don't mess up their napping schedule, a lot can go into planning for the beach. Check out these items for your next surf and sand adventure to keep things simple and stress-free for you and your baby.