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5 Items Every Parent Needs to Pack for a Perfect Beach Day With the Kids

beach babyWhen you have a kid, going to the beach isn't quite as relaxing as it once was (no more falling asleep on the sand while you tan your tummy!). But nonetheless, it's still a blast.

But you want to be prepared when going to the beach with the kids. You need to be prepared. In case you haven't noticed, toddlers aren't quite as understanding and patient as adults. If they're hot, bored, hungry, or tired, you're going to know about it. In fact, the whole beach may know about it. So do yourself a favor and cover all your bases. Here are 5 items every parent needs to pack when they're heading to the beach with the kiddos.


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Bmat Bmat

Yes, these would all be on my list, along with hats and cover up shirts and maybe pants. Also wipes and bandaids.

arpazia arpazia

Good list!

timon95 timon95

great list

mompam mompam

This is a very obvious list. Of course everyone would have these basic items to go to the beach!! I thought you would have something that maybe people wouldn't think of right away.

sukainah sukainah

I wish we could go to the beach!  Yep, those are some of the necessities.  

kellynh kellynh

Great lists

kellynh kellynh

And... Drinks

Wish2Be Wish2Be

Great list ! Snacks are hard sometimes though...yogurt with spoil quickly even in a cooler...dry snacks tend to make them more thirsty..

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