Summertime is one of my favorite seasons. I love nothing more than getting out and going on adventures with my family. While the summer heat can sometimes be a drag, there are a lot of products out there that make life with a baby in tow a lot easier — take it from this third time mom who has had two summer babies.
I have put together a list of my favorite summer products that I recommend for your little one, ages 6-12 months. For babies ages 0-6 months, please check out: Best Summer Baby Products for 0-6 Months.
Keep your baby stylin’ and their eyes protected with Babiators. These are my absolute favorite baby sunglasses out there and for good reason.
Babiators are SAFE! They have UV400 lenses that offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they’re safe for your child – whether they’re on your child’s face or end up in your child’s mouth.
Babiators are DURABLE! These sunglasses feature flexible rubber frames and impact- and shatter-resistant lenses that won’t break when you bend, twist, or step on them.
Babiators are STYLISH! Available in Navigators, Aviators, and Polorized, there really is something for every child out there. I honestly can’t stand how cute these sunglasses are and know they will protect my little guy from age 0 to age 5, and then we can switch to aces Navigator which is for ages 6 and up.
But the best part? If they get lost or broken in the first year? They’ll replace them for free! Just pay shipping.
You can buy Babiators by visiting: https://amzn.to/2I4TQ0k
You’ve finally hit that milestone where your baby can probably now put on sunscreen. I have always been so picky about what I am putting on my children’s skin and California Baby is definitely a product that I use and have trusted for the last 7 years. With many options available, they have sun protection for everyone.
California Baby’s multi-award-winning mineral sunscreens do not contain the allergy-triggering, hormone-disrupting chemicals found in many common sunscreens. Their active ingredient, titanium dioxide, blocks sun rays by creating a physical barrier and is NOT absorbed into the skin like chemical sunscreens. They are also free of common allergens and irritants so it’s perfect for allergy-prone, sensitive skin.
You can buy California Baby Sunscreen by visiting: https://www.californiababy.com/collections/bug-sun
Camping or being out in the evenings with a little one can be not so very fun. But thankfully California baby has a natural bug spray safe for our babies.
Their award-winning Natural Bug Repellent is a non-toxic alternative to foul-smelling DEET products and is safe for babies over six months. This DEET-free, Natural Bug Blend harnesses the active ingredients of pure essential oils of citronella, lemongrass and cedar, which smell lovely to human but are naturally repellent to annoying bugs such as fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies.
The eco-friendly spray is made from plant-based ingredients and is safe for head-to-toe use (avoid contact with eyes). This spray is double duty too, it soothes existing bites with herbs that care for the skin. The sprayer twists to lock, so it’s great for travel and camping.
You can buy California Baby Bug Repellent by visiting: https://amzn.to/2G5Hijt
Your little one will be the coolest kid at the beach or pool with their Cotton On Kids boardshorts or swimsuit. Made of high quality and unique touches, Cotton On Kids makes a variety of clothing options perfect for your little one this summer. Whether it’s a a swimsuit for the water, a dress for a lunch date, or a t-shirt for a fun adventure, we suggest you style your baby in Cotton On Kids.
You can buy Cotton On Kids by visiting: https://cottonon.com/US/
You may have recognized this amazing play yard in my Best Summer Baby Products 0-6 Months, but it’s honestly THAT good and perfect for kids over the age of 6 months all the way to 24 months. This play yard has become a staple for us and we use it all the time.
The Regalo Play Yard is truly portable. It’s lightweight, easy to carry, and in less than a minute the this play yard can be opened for use or closed and put away in its carrying case.
It’s replaced our pack n’ play and I will always recommend this to any parent out there. The best part is it comes in either a 6 Panel or 8 panel size and both retail for under $100.
If you are camping, spending time at the beach, or just want a safe place for your little one (indoor or outdoor), the Regalo Baby Play Yard is it!
You can buy Regalo Baby by visiting: https://amzn.to/2rv6oTP
Hands down the BEST way to carry your little one during the summer hiking adventures!
The Deuter Kid Comfort 3 provides first-class travel for its passengers and captain on any family expedition. The pivoting Vari-Flex hip belt delivers ultimate comfort and load control while the stability and comfort of the softly padded, high rising backrest and integrated sun roof keeps your little one cozy and shaded during those blue bird day hikes. The only problem you might encounter? It is likely your passenger will refuse to exit the cockpit. JPMA certified!
You can buy Deuter by visiting: https://amzn.to/2G5avLp
The Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Booster supports on-the-go lifestyles and makes feeding time easy with a removable, BPA-free tray, innovative pop and fold set-up, and over the shoulder carrying bag. With its lightweight design and compact fold, the Summer Infant Pop N’ Sit Portable Booster is perfect for dining on-the-go or even in the patio with your little one. When your baby needs a place to eat, just pop it open. Bon appétit!
You can buy Pop ‘n Sit Booster by visiting: https://amzn.to/2jLQz7C
I seriously can’t with these hats. Binky Bro has to be the coolest hats for your little babes. While we haven’t purchased ours YET, I’ve been following them on social media enough to know that these hats are the bees knees. The hardest decision we are having right now is which one(s) to order.
These hats are seriously so amazingly stylish and the best part is they fit 4 months and up.
You can buy Binky Bro by visiting: https://binkybro.com/
Have your little one make a statement this summer with Freshly Picked Moccasins. These insanely popular and adorable leather shoes will protect their feet and keep them stylin’.
They are easy to put on, easy to take off, and most importantly: they stay on your child’s foot, thanks to their elastic opening. They are also made with 100% durable, wear-tested leather and are suitable for infants and toddlers alike.
You can buy Freshly Picked Moccs by visiting: https://freshlypicked.com/
Disclosure: I received some items for review purposes, all opinions are my own. Article contains affiliate links.