This is my tenth 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 bought this one a few weeks ago at Target and I love it. P.S. I am not a Bogg Bag girl, they remind me of Crocs.
Dock and Bay Towels – Shop Dreve’
I bought these for the entire family last summer and I am so glad that I did. They dry so quick and are small, so they are great for packing in my beach bag and even easier to fit in a suitcase.
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. I also recently found this Brush on Block (BOB) and I cannot wait to use this when reapplying to my face in the summer.
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!