Summer is around the corner, mamas! Do you have your beach day essentials for yourself and the kids ready? When traveling to the beach with children, there are certain must-haves every mom should carry along. You want to make sure your day, as well as your child/children’s day runs as smoothly as possible and to avoid any waves. I like to venture out to the beach during the week sometimes while my husband is at work. The most important thing I’ve learned is to pack light but effectively. Here are my top picks for mamas and kids.


Sand toys  – My favorite always go to brand for beach toys is Melissa & Doug. Sand toys on the beach can keep my kids busy for hours.

Nothing is worse than trying to get sand off your little ones feet. Sand Eliminator is a lotion that instantly wipes away the sand. It works just like baby powder.

Go to the beach in style with this tote by Mar y Sol.  This tote will definitely hold all of the much needed snacks, towels, etc.

Protect yourself against the sun with this stylish hat. Coolibar specializes in UV protection clothing and accessories for adults and children.

Finally, having the right sunblock is key. I just attended a Mom Trends travel event and learned about sunblocks. Sunology is an all natural sunblock free of chemicals.