8 Must-Have Items for Your Baby’s First Beach Holiday
From backyard gems like Abel Tasman National Park and the Bay of Islands to palm-fringed tropical beaches and postcard-perfect Bali resorts, introducing your baby to the joys of sun, sand and saltwater is always a treat. When planning your baby's first beach holiday, getting organised should always be a top priority. This means booking tickets, browsing accommodation and of course, stocking up on the right gear.
Want to ensure your first beach holiday with your baby is a success? Browse our range of baby gifts and products to feel 100-percent prepared for every scenario, whether it's changing a nappy on the sand or taking a sunset beach stroll.
Perfect for freshening up on the go, this waterproof change mat is small enough to throw into your beach bag. It’s a handy place to store your nappies and wipes, and a nice clean mat for changing your baby’s nappy. This change mat will also slip into your carry-on luggage, making it a must-have baby item for beach holidays that involve air travel.
This three-wheel, all-terrain buggy is the perfect companion for beach holidays with your baby. The clever design is more than capable of tackling rocks, sand and other challenging terrain you might encounter at the beach. It weighs just over 10 kilograms and folds down into an ultra-compact size ideal for slotting into your boot.
Safeguard your little one against harmful UV rays with an adorable hat from Kidsagogo. The colourful prints and playful designs make for gorgeous beach holiday snaps. Why not splurge on a matching romper for the ultimate beach outfit?
Designed for hot summer weather, the Oohbubs Legs Out Swaddle is made from a fine natural bamboo cotton blend. Your baby’s legs are left free from the swaddle (did you know that there’s no startle reflex in the legs?) so he/she can stay cool and comfy.
Perfect for sunset beach strolls, this must-have baby item will keep your little one feeling snug throughout your beach holiday. It also frees up your hands for shopping or taking photos.
Keep your little darling stimulated with this soft touch activity play mat. Easy to transport and set up, it's ideal for using in your hotel room or at the beach under the shade of an umbrella.
If you’ve already got the Edwards & Co Oscar Mx stroller, the Carry Cot Mx is an awesome accessory. It can be easily clipped on and off the pram and is approved for night sleeps, so it’s a safe place for bubs to sleep at the beach. It also has a removable UPF50 Sun Shade that can be attached to the cot canopy for sun-smart protection.
This super soft blanket has so many uses, whether you’re at home or away. Use it as a blanket to play on, to mop up spills, as a blanket tucked firmly into the bassinet when it gets cool or as a blanket in the pram. The 100-percent cotton fabric is ideal for our hot Kiwi summers.
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