Finally, summer is creeping up on us and we are ready for the beach, the pool, and endless BBQ’s. With the warmer days around the corner comes the fun of momhood chasing down toddlers in the park, spraying on the sunscreen, running through jugs of water to stay hydrated and setting up for the 18th trip to the beach. Like most moms, I want to make sure my kids stay protected in the sun, that I don’t lose my cool and that we can make lasting memories. So I’ve done the research for you to bring you some of 2018’s top 8 Must-have summer gadget for millennial moms!
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We all know that going to the beach can be a sandy hot mess when hassling with the sheets, towels and your old blankets. Tiny humans can be a mess all on their own so why not find a better way to give yourself and your sheets a break by snagging this blanket. I am in love with this blanket because it is waterproof, sandproof, lightweight and portable. Imagine a blanket that you can pack in a small bag and take with you to all your summer fun events- this CosyMeadow Outdoor Picnic Festival Blanket is my #1 pick for a reason! I love it and I know you’ll love it too!
This one isn’t necessarily only for the babies but it’s a momma must have because who doesn’t love a nice slushie drink on a hot day. The Zalik Ice Crusher is a fan favorite because it requires no electricity which means it’s totally portable and ready to use anywhere. Think margaritas ladies, because that’s what I was thinking when I added it to this list because a little alcoholic beverage can make any day at the pool just a little more fun. If drinking isn’t your thing this is still great for the kiddos, imagine your tiny humans want a lemonade slushie and you’re tired of splurging on the ice cream truck, well you can use this to DIY it.
The summer is all fun and games until you are smoldering hot and your kiddos need a refresher and you have nothing! And what about your tiny human mess makers with hands full of sand or toes gunked with mud? This water bottle will go from a water bottle to cool mist sprayer in seconds and has 3 different trigger points and sprays up to 25 feet! Not only do you have something to drink but it’s perfect to use clean up tiny messes on the go. This summer is my first time using it but I already want 3 more so we can all have our very own it’s available here.
This bugbite thing works magic literally, it is portable so you can take it anywhere and it relieves redness and itchiness in moments. I received the bugbite thing as a gift to try out and I am more than happy to continue to use it.
Step 1: Place the suction cup over the affected area
Step 2: Slowly pull side handles up and hold
Step 3: Release the suction
It’s that simple and reusable, pop it into your purse and be on your way, grab one of your own here.
This makes the list because I want one for myself, I know it’s 2018 and we all take pictures without phones but this camera prints them out on the spot. This is a fun way to capture the lasting memories all summer long and with the one-click point and shoot it’s even easy for kids to use!
Although you might love summer what you and your kids will love more this summer is the SHADE! This tent is an easy up and easy down set- up and is totally portable sun shelter and can be incredibly easy to set up and take down in a minute by yourself alone. I love this tent for summer because it is made from breathable polyester, and designed with 3 large screen windows that provide for a good cross breeze when they are open or can be left shut for additional sun protection.
Keep yourself and the kids protected from the sun all summer long with this tent!
Need some ideas for summer fun? Check out the Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Kids!
When I attended the New York Baby Show back in May I saw firsthand these blankets by the Luv Bug company and fell in love. They are made from UPF 50+ fabric which is perfect and lightweight your child during a day at the beach, pool, park, stroller walk or hike outside.
Not only does this towel dry you off, but it protects your skin from harmful UV rays. You can go anywhere with the hooded sun protection blanket and because it’s machine washable you can keep reusing it all summer long.
What’s a picnic in the park without making sure your cold items stay cold? I like this insulated bag because it’s stylish and functional. This lunch tote has a large zippered compartment and a convenient exterior pocket, you can use it for carrying drinks, food and storing your personal belongings such as wallet, keys or smartphone. And all mamas know we need as many pockets as we can get when toting around young ones.