This is my ninth summer as a mom and I have the pool and beach bag game down. You know I don’t like to over pack and it is the same thing when it comes to going to the pool or beach… less is more. However there are definitely some must haves and I want to tell you what they are.
Our summer days are spent at Pelican Athletic Club (PAC) at the pool or splash pad. It is the boys place and most of our friends have memberships so they love going there daily. P.S. If you are local PAC has a summer membership that gets you all of the club perks for three months. Plus there are a ton of summer events like Sumer Kick off, 4th of July and Dive In Movies.
Since we are in the sun daily there are a few things that are on my must have list and here they are.
The right bag is a big one. I got my bag from Paisely a few years ago and I love it because It is plastic and I can wash it out. Seriously there is nothing that can spill or get stuck in it that I cannot easily get out.
I discovered these a few years ago from a swim team mom and they are worth every penny. Not only do they keep you from having a bulky bag they will also dry so quickly no matter how many times your kids dry off and get back in the water.
I have written about this in the past. We are avid sunscreen users, and we always use Blue Lizard. Also, this year I added these UV spot patches that let you know when your sunscreen needs to be reapplied.
Sunglasses and goggles. Everyone’s eyes are covered for any situation. I also started carrying eyewash or saline in my bag too. You can get a small bottle and it has come in handy a time or two.
As soon as I became a mom of boys I stopped going anywhere without a first aid kit. It is small and fits in my purse but I have Band-Aids, Benadryl, a bug bite itch cream and Advil. It gets used a lot.
I started carrying a clutch in my pool bag because it is an easy way to keep track of my keys. In that clutch I also have a few items like lip gloss, ear buds, hair ties, face wipes and a little case for jewelry in case I forget to take off my earrings at home. It is also big enough that I can slide my keys into it too. Perfect!
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