Summer has arrived, and you're itching to breakout the infant swimwear and introduce your baby to the wonders of the outdoors. Here's everything you need to make baby's first summer spectacular.
There are few basics you should have on hand as early into the summer as possible.
There's a whole world of swimsuits and baby trunks waiting for you to explore.
The summer goal?
Have fun and stay safe.
Unless you are a single-minded, quick-deciding shopper (and if you are I envy you), I've got a few pointers on how to choose the right style and size for your baby.
Budget a little tight this summer? You can still find precious infant swimwear on the cheap. I'll show you some infant swimsuits that won't break the bank, and include some coupons for an extra dash of savings.
Naturally, the first thing that probably pops in your mind is sunscreen. But did you know that there are baby sunscreen rules? And if your sunscreen doesn't pass them, it's pretty much worthless.
Learn what you want to find inside your baby sunscreen, and shop smartly.
The American Cancer Assoc. says that just one burn in early childhood can drastically increase the chances of skin cancer later in life.
Besides using a good sunscreen, there are a few other simple steps you can take to boost your infant sun protection.
The American Association of Pediatrians recommends that both girls and boys wear quality infant sun hats when outdoors. No, he probably won't take to hat-wearing right away. There may be a battle of epic proportions. Been there, won that.
Unless you want to experience a Caddyshack moment in the pool, getting some good swimming diapers is vital. Disposables, or reusable...both types have their pros and cons.
Disposables are incredibly handy, but they're expensive. Reusable swim diapers may save money in the long run, but you'll need to carry around plastic sacks (or a stylish wet bag) to store when the water fun is over.
Searching for a baby swimsuit that's truly unique? Here are 29 of the most beautiful, most original, most creative swimsuits designed.
The American Skin Cancer Foundation says that just one burn can double a baby's chances of getting skin cancer later on in life. Learn how to easily prevent baby skin sun damage.
I'm amazed that the crap that passes
as a "sun hat" these days. Don't waste your money. There are three simple things that launch these 10 hats into the Smart Buy Category.
There are some Sultans out there
in the world of baby sunscreens: non-oily, long-lasting, gentle formulas...
and then there are the absolute shams. Here's how to tell the difference.
For those on a quest for beautiful baby bathing suits that won't break the bank, let me provide 12 budget-satisfying infant swimwear options.
You meticulously babyproof inside. These 4 hotspots require the same safety attention for your Little Explorer.
You've got a great infant sun hat. How do you get her to wear it? See my secrets to win the hat war with your baby.