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summer must-haves with kids

7.29.2015

Summer is a glorious time, full of  day long activities, sun,  playing hard, and late bedtimes.   I was a little unsure what this first summer with three children would hold for me, but like most things it was worse in my head than in reality.  Here are some things that I just couldn't live without. You know, if you were on a deserted island what nine things would you need to survive with your children. Besides water, food  and shelter of course.  
1//babyganics mineral-based sunscreen spray. I obsessively went through the EWG's top rated sunscreens and found "the one" for us, but I've recently broken a little rule of mine and changed it out to the spray. I found that when I used the sprays I would apply more often than using just lotion because kids be antsy. My dermatologist agreed. 2//charlie banana reusable swim diapers. I have no idea why I didn't know about these sooner! All those years of buying disposables when I didn't have to! It's been a dream this summer for us all. 3//merona verticle buckles backpack. I repeat, where have these things been all my life? It's so much easier to just throw a few essentials into a backpack and be hands free rather than carting around my enormo diaper bag. 4//boba wrap. I never did the wrap thing with the older two and boy was I missing out. I looooove having my hands free and I looooove being stroller free! 5//kid's electro ii clog. My children are quite literally never not in their crocs. Pretty much it's been their footwear of choice since they could walk. They can put them on themselves (huge!) and they clean up real quicklike! 6//puddlejumper. Letty used this for one summer and it was magic, until she decided she wouldn't wear vests of any kind. David has been rocking it all summer long and I love it most ardently. He swims all over in the thing. 7//beeritas. These things are so tasty and it is dangerous. 8//summer escapes inflatable 10' pool. For this price I wouldn't care if it was disposable we use it so much. And it isn't disposable, it's our second summer. It's the perfect size for the little legs. Letty can swim, David floats and Dominic walks around in his float like he owns the joint, which if we are being honest, he does. 9//native american nutritionals lavender essential oil. After running around like banchees all day long there is always something wonderful about clean kids climbing into their beds. I made up a linen spray and it just adds such a calming effect to us all.




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4 comments:

  1. you are the summer with kids expert for suuure!! amen to spray on sunscreen and puddle jumpers!! and wraps and lavender, of course :)

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  2. i feel like this is a solid list. also - backpacks for the win! :)

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  3. I agree the reusable swim diapers are great! And I still have babyganics lotion leftover, but I think I'll move on to the spray next. So you were able to find some in stock at Target?? Having a pool in your backyard is THE best. I love summertime! :D

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  4. Oh how living in Alaska ensure that you don't use many of these things :( I cannot wait to get the kids back in an actual outdoor pool! And a backpack..a must!

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