As I mentioned in my previous post, we will be going on our first family vacation next week! I am starting to pack for myself and the kids and I will be sure to pack the following items to make sure that we have a great family beach vacation:
I will be bringing a mix of bikinis and one piece bathing suits for myself. One piece suits are very trendy right now and best of all, they limit “wardrobe malfunctions” while running around and playing with your kids on the beach. For the kids, I make sure that my daughter wears a one piece for sun protection and the boys wear a rash guard (swim shirt) with their swim trunks.
I Make sure you don’t pack too many shoes since you will be spending most of your time on the beach. Cute, flat sandals and espadrilles are your best bet. I will be packing these espadrilles, wedges, and sandals for walks around Montauk and dinner with the family. For the kids, I like to put them in these shoes so they’re comfortable and their feet don’t touch the hot sand.
A must! I own a lot of sunglasses because I love to wear different ones depending on my outfit. I just got these recently from the Nordstrom sale (Hurry! The sale ends this weekend!) My son also shares a love of sunglasses and there are so many cute ones out there for kids.
Kids, especially babies, need to have their sensitive skin protected from the sun. I make sure my little guy is always wearing a hat as well as wearing sunscreen for all of the kids. Also, how cute is this hat?
I like to use these re-usable swim diapers on the baby. I can throw them in the wash and they are also cute enough to wear alone as a bathing suit.
Yes, this straw tote is super cute but it’s not practical for a family beach vacation. A water-proof, durable beach bag is a must have to carry snacks, towels, and a change of clothes to the beach. I also like to use a wet/dry bag to store wet bathing suits. They are also great to use to store my phone, wallet, and sunglasses so I can find them easily.
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