MOM HACKS: Beach Day Tips & Essentials

Are you a new mom and heading to the beach for the first time with your little one? Packing up and heading anywhere with your baby or toddler is already an ordeal, but adding on sand, sun, salt water, and swimming can take it to a whole new level. If you’re heading to the beach and need some mom hacks, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn our best and favorite tips for having a successful beach day with your baby or toddler and the three products to make your life a whole lot easier.

Our Favorite Beach Day Hacks

Ready to hit the beach?

Here are our favorite Mom Hacks for having a successful beach day with your littlest dolphin:
  1. Create a mini beach. When you get to the beach, you’ll likely see a lot of families with small inflatable or plastic tubs for their little ones. The ocean might be too big and scary for your kiddos and for you, so having a place for them to enjoy water play and cool down is always a plus.
  2. Create a sand-free area. If your baby is not familiar with sand, you may find that they actually hate it! While hating the sand is usually a short-lived phase, you will want to ensure a successful day by creating a sand-free area for them to take a sensory break in. This can be anything from a clean towel, bedsheet, or a pack-and-play.
  3. Bring sand toys. Your little one will have a blast digging and playing in the sand. Sand toys are usually easy to find along the beach, or you can come prepared by ordering a set before you go.
  4. Don’t bring your regular diaper bag. You WILL get sand in your bag, and once the sand gets in, it’s almost impossible to get it all out! Make sure you bring a bag you don’t care about to the beach. Mesh bags are a plus, and make sure you bring some plastic baggies for soiled or wet clothes.
  5. Bring other ways to cool down. Shade is often not enough to cool us down on a super hot day, so make sure you bring a backup method to ensure your baby or toddler doesn’t get overheated. A spray bottle filled with water, a portable fan, or ice packs in an ice chest are all great ways to keep cool.

Beach Day Essentials You Need

Of course, you are packing extra clothes, sunscreen, and towels. But what about those secret Mom Hack beach day essentials to make the day even better and easier? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best products to pack in your bag to guarantee a fun-filled, easy day at the beach for your family!

Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set

Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set - innobaby

One of the best outdoor summer toys is universal: Bubbles! Our botanical bubbles and blower set is the best one to take to the beach because it’s not drippy, won’t make your towels sticky and gooey, and your toddler can use it all by themselves! The formula is botanical and easy on sensitive skin, perfect for those beach days when they are already covered in tons of sun exposure, sunscreen, and salt water.

This sensory bubble toy gives tons of bubbles without the mess or soapy, gooey residue. Perfect for sensory play, learning, bubble therapy, the classroom, birthday parties, special events, and more, this uniquely designed bubble system is non-toxic, calming, and worry-free for parents. Made with plant extracts, coconut oil, and purified water, this bubble toy is easy on sensitive skin.

Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set - innobaby

If your toddler loves bubbles but you hate the mess and constantly dipping a wand into a messy jug, you’ll love how simple, easy, and mess-free this bubble blower is! Simply pour bubble solution into the tray, dip, and twirl the blower, and start blowing bubbles!

Innobaby Silicone Fish Bath Scrub

A bath scrub at the beach? YES! The Innobaby Silicone Fish Bath Scrub is one of the best and easiest ways to get sand off of skin, clothes, and towels before you get back into the car. There are tons of Mom Hacks out there for getting sand off of skin and clothes, such as baby powder, cornstarch, or paintbrushes. However, our Fish Scrub is small and easy to pack, you don’t have to cover your kiddo in powder, and they can play with it all day as a beach toy first!

When it’s not at the beach, this award-winning scrub gently washes and massages the scalp, creating a calming and therapeutic bath time experience. Made from 100% Silicone, it is naturally resistant to mold and is even dishwasher safe (no more stinky washcloths)! The Unique double-sided scrub features shorter strands on one side, great for massaging cradle cap, and longer strands for scrubbing on the reverse. The grow-with-me bath scrub also doubles as a quiet and mess-free fidget toy for kids ages 6 years and up.


Bring your kiddo’s favorite food and snacks to the beach with our fun, easy, and leakproof lunchbox!

The Flexnlock FlexBox Set is perfectly leak-proof without a rubber seal, making it the perfect on-the-go lunchbox for toddlers. This lunchbox set is the easiest one you will ever own because everything easily detaches for washing, is easy to reassemble, and is totally leakproof.

It offers huge sections large enough to fit a meal for even the hungriest of kiddos and is totally customizable with the fun Flexplate and Charmz!

Made with Platinum Silicone, this material does not require plasticizers for its pliability. It's pure and heat resistant, so you can stop worrying about chemicals leaching into food when warming it. In addition, the inside tray is made with this heat-resistant and BPA-free platinum-grade silicone, so all you need to do is simply remove the tray and reheat it. Safe for oven use and safe to microwave, this magical lunchbox is also dishwasher safe, and the inner tray can be boiled for a deep clean.

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April 21, 2024

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