Sweet summertime can be not-so-sweet when you’re dealing with pregnancy “glow” (read: more sweat than you ever thought possible) or trying to keep your little one cool poolside. Remember when going to the beach meant you got to lounge on the sand and indulge in a breezy summer read? Ha. Now, beach trips usually mean being on constant watch for babies intent on hightailing their way to the water or shoveling sand into their mouth as fast as they can. (Seriously, why is sand so appealing??)
But summer with a baby-in-tow is still possible, we promise.
Best Baby Products of Summer
Cover Up: The Best Baby Sun Hats of 2021
Look no further, we've collected the best sun hats for your baby to protect them from the sun.
The Best Baby Sunglasses of 2021
Your little one can look cute and have sun protection with Truly Mama’s picks for best sunglasses for babies.
The Best Life Jackets for Babies of 2021
Want to spend some time on the water this summer? You'll need to invest in a life jacket for your little one.
The Best Plastic Kiddie Pools for Babies in 2021
Kiddie pools are a great way to beat the heat with your little one at home on a hot summer day.
The Best Swim Diapers of 2021
Baby swim diapers are a summer-must for keeping your little one comfy while splashing around for fun in the sun.
The Best UV Sun Protection Clothing in 2021
Keeping your baby comfortable in the sun is easy with the right UV sun protection clothing.
The secret to enjoying fun in the sun as a mom is all about being prepared with the right products to keep you as cool and comfortable as possible. By now, you’ve probably figured out that babies, small as they are, still come with a lot of gear. And summertime gear is no exception. From swim diapers you can count on to shade for the beach to toys for all ages, you might start to feel like it’s easier to just call it a day and stay home by the fan.
But if you’re ready for some outdoor fun, we’re here to help and make sure you both stay protected. We’ve rounded up the best baby gear that will let you enjoy summertime more with your cute sidekick, along with practical info you can use as a new mom–from sun hats that will actually stay in place to the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens (we’re not ashamed to admit that we totally learned something new too).
We’ve got it all: whether you’re hitting the backyard and need some recommendations for a kiddie pool or hitting the waves and in need of a baby lifejacket that you can depend on, we’re here with the summer must-haves for moms.
And don’t forget mamas—someday, we’ll all go back to those lounging, reading-on-the-beach days. But until then, it’s pretty darn sweet to get to experience summer through the eyes of a child all over again. So pass the popsicles and slather on the sunscreen, because summer as a mom or mom-to-be is here!