The best part about having kids? You get to relive your spring break glory days (more or less) and soak up some sun while escaping your job for a little while. With so much to look forward to, here are some fail-proof tips to make your beach vacation go as smoothly as possible with your tots in tow.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, and then more sunscreen
We can not stress this enough if we tried. The only thing more miserable than a sunburned adult? A sunburned toddler. Not only will they be in pain, but going outside won’t be an option for burning off that endless energy.
A well-packed beach bag
Yes, yes, we know that you already have beach umbrellas, diapers, and toys to lug to the beach… But you will thank us later for adding the following items to your bag. Snacks are vital because the sun will literally suck the energy right out of you. A sun-dazed child sounds great in theory (peace and quiet!), but trust us, you want to keep them fueled up or you will be carrying the entire family home in addition to their equipment. Be smart and don’t pack snacks that can melt (chocolate!) and stear clear of sugary foods that will encourage sugar crashes later on in the day. (more…)