No-Mess Toddler Mom Hacks for the Summer

As the temperatures rise, so does all the summer fun! Summertime is special for kids, even young toddlers, and there is no doubt you are already finding new ways to cool off and have fun in the summer heat. However, you may quickly be finding that summer fun isn’t always the cleanest: Your kids are sweaty, soaking wet, and sandy, and finding new things to do indoors if it is just way too hot outside. Keep reading to learn some of our favorite no-mess toddler mom hacks for the summer and the products you need to ensure loads of no-mess summer fun!

No-Mess Water Play Bin

Water play is a no-brainer for a toddler’s summer; however, not everyone has quick access to a pool, splash pad, or a large area for hose toys. On the days where you’d like to keep water play to a minimum mess-wise, a no-mess water play bin is the way to go!

The great thing about toddlers is the ability to keep things simple. While there are many awesome water tables available on the market, they can easily run you hundreds of dollars and, at the end of summer, it’s useless and taking up valuable space.

That’s why a no-mess water play bin is so great for little toddlers! All you have to do is...

  1. Grab a bin or large bowl
  2. Fill it with water
  3. Throw in some silicone sensory toys for an easy, no-mess water play station
  4. Grab some shovels and buckets to make it even more fun, and toss in some ice cubes or soap to the water to take it to the next level.

Silicone Sensory Toys

Fidget toys have been clinically proven to help children with attention and anxiety issues stay focused and calm. Add water into the mix and you’ve just found the perfect summer sensory experience! SPIKE’s silicone sensory toys are mess-free and quiet, making them the perfect summer companion.

Made with food-grade silicone, SPIKE sensory products are non-toxic and easy to clean and sterilize in boiling water. Unlike cheaper alternatives, our SPIKE will last and calm your senses for many years to come!

No-Mess Beach Day Sand Removal

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, you are going to face every toddler mom’s worst nightmare: SAND! No matter what you do and how hard you try, there will be no way to 100% avoid the sand getting absolutely everywhere. Your car, their car seat, the stroller, your hotel room or Airbnb—and everywhere in between—will be graced with sand.

Luckily, there are ways to keep it to a minimum. There are lots of mom hacks online for keeping sand at bay, including using finely granulated materials such as cornstarch or baby powder. While these options do work like a charm, they can still be messy in their own right!

Our silicone Fish Scrub is the perfect solution for getting as much sand off your kiddo as possible without having to brave the beach’s public showers, cornstarch, or baby powder! Thousands of tiny bristles work quickly to brush sand off of your child, their clothes, your towels, your car seats, and more!

SPIKE SIlicone Sensory Fish

The SPIKE Fish is every kid's sensory sidekick!

This multi-purpose toy is dual textured—one side has soft, short bristles, and the other has longer and even softer bristles to provide two different sensory experiences. It also features an eye hole that allows the fish to be easily attached to a carabiner, hooks, and more, or a finger can also be looped through the hole for additional sensory feedback.

It’s totally mess-free, distraction-free, and quiet, which makes it great for the classroom, home, bath, and more. It is made out of 100% silicone, which makes it mold-resistant, quick-drying, and super durable. After a long day of play or a day at the beach, it is easy to clean: Just pop it in the dishwasher with your next load or boil it for a deep sanitize.

No-Mess Indoor Bubble Play

Some days, it is just too hot to play outside in the summer. Triple digits, humidity, sunburns, heat waves, or all of the above can keep you and your little ones inside some days, especially if they suffer from sensitive skin that doesn’t do well in the sun.

Luckily, Spike’s bubble blower and botanical solution are a great indoor play option! The botanical solution is easy on sensitive sun-kissed skin and pops dry, which means they are completely mess-free bubbles that can be used indoors.

Plus, there are no huge gallon-size jugs of bubble solution to lug around all summer long. Our solution is long-lasting and produces TONS of bubbles, and the compact jar and blower are easy to carry around from home to the park, to the beach, and beyond.

The best part? Your toddler can use it all by themselves! The blower is 100% toddler-friendly, which means they will be able to dip, twirl, and blow their own bubbles all on their own with no help from Mom or Dad.

SPIKE Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set

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

Innobaby Spike Bubble Blower Set - innobaby

  • EASY ON YOUR SKIN: These safer bubbles are made with botanical ingredients for cleaner bubble play. Say no to harsh soaps and detergents.
  • SIMPLE FOR KIDS TO USE: A uniquely designed bubble blower makes lip-rounding exercises easier & more fun!
  • GREAT FOR DEVELOPMENT: It is great for speech therapy, oral and motor developmental exercises, visual tracking, and spatial awareness development.
  • FUN WITHOUT THE MESS: Oodles of long-lasting, mess-free bubbles make birthday parties, weddings & special events more memorable.

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