Whether you're heading to your swimming pool, the local lake, or the beach, being prepared for a day of swimming with the kiddos is a must. In addition to slathering on a safe and natural sunscreen, don't leave home without these 6 eco-friendly essentials, from swim-shirts to beach bags, to gear up for a day when your family will be making a splash. Keep your kids entertained with the best green water and sand toys from handmade wooden sailboats to equipment that will help them build a dream sandcastle. Got a tiny tot in your entourage? Here's a list of 6 reusable swim diapers for babies and toddlers. These cheery organic cotton sun hats will keep baby protected and cool, and this adorable organic nautical hat for your babe is chic and reversible. Children will love toweling off with these cute and personable hooded animal towels from 3 Sprouts. And these organic terry cloth beach cover-ups will help little ones dry off quickly. If you've got a mermaid lover on your hands, give her the gift of Merfins so she can channel her inner mermaid. If your older kids want to try something new and exciting at the beach, read our story on how to bodyboard with your kids on your summer vacation, and before heading into the ocean, check the water quality.