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i decided to make jeremy's easter basket a beach/summer theme because we've never brought him to the beach and i needed all that stuff for him anyway. because i've never been to the beach with a child, i'm hoping those of you who have can enlighten me on what else i should get. here's what i have in his basket specific for the beach:
4 little digging sand toys
big bucket to make a sand castle
at our beach we park about 1/4 a mile from the sand so how do most of you bring your beach stuff onto the beach? he has the double seater red flyer wagon so i thought i could sit him in that and then put the rest of his stuff on the other side and then carry a cooler for food and stuff. otherwise, is there any other options for lugging stuff from my car to the beach?
also, whats the deal with sun protection? when we went to the pool last yr i always put 55 spf on him and would keep him in the sun or water for 1-2 hrs. and he never once burnt. because it's the beach do i have to be more protective? should i buy a tent or an umbrella to bring with me (my beach doesn't rent umbrellas)?
any other items you think i should have to make trips to the beach a little easier or more fun?
I live in FL, so we go to the beach often.
I would definitley recommend getting an umbrella. I put it up and lay a big sheet/blanket under it and thats where Joshua naps, eats, or whatever just to give him a break from the sun. I would also recommend taking either a gallon of clean water or some bottle water bc after Joshua plays in the sand, I rinse his hands so he doesnt rub sand in his eyes.
I know this isnt stuff to put in his basket, but I hope it helps.
If I think of anything else, Ill let you know.