When it comes to the Summer holidays, getting sorted for trips and holidays can be a nightmare. You have to have a checklist just to organise yourself never mind the kids. And no doubt something is always forgotten, that one thing that you definitely cannot forget!
So, I thought I would write a post featuring all those little things that usually get left behind, but realistically are your summer essentials for children. All those things that you might not assume you need but most definitely will do!
Ladival Kids | Ladival | £19.99
The Ladival kids range has been formulated to contain as many ingredients as necessary, but as few as possible. Ladival has been scientifically proven to protect against the broadest spectrum of the sun’s rays and offers protection against four times more of the sun’s rays than standard UVA and UVB sunscreens. The Ladival Kids sun creams are free from perfume, colourants, preservatives and emulsifiers and suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin, as well as kids who suffer from sun allergy and prickly heat. Ladival also has a unique, non-greasy formula that offers immediate protection and is water resistant.
Solero lip protection stick SPF50+ | LloydsPharmacy | £3
The lips need a little extra protection as in addition to burning, time in the sun can quickly result in dryness and chapping, especially in young children too. The Solero lip protection stick protects skin from UV-A and UV-B rays and is water resistant, making it perfect for holidays in the sun whilst paddling in the pool.
Huggies Little Swimmers Nappies | Huggies | Price dependent on pack size
Unlike disposable nappies, Huggies Little Swimmer don't swell on contact with water and allow for freedom of movement within the water.The Disney graphics are great fun and and sides can be opened easily for putting on and off. The unique absorbent material has a leak guard so your little one is comfortable whilst taking a dip.
Rockin' Baby UV Protection Clothing | Rockin' Baby | Top £16 , Bottoms £14
As well as protecting the skin with creams, using protective clothing can help too. This UPF 50+ UV protection rash guard and Nigel shorts from Rockin' Baby are perfect for little ones on the go. Blocking 98% of harmful sun rays, the set has a cute all over crabby print that just oozes Summer style.
Blox Terrian Casual Sandals | Boys sandals | £18
When going away, children need to have shoes that are comfortable so a pair like these Blox Terrain sandals will keep children's feet cool but comfy. With a thick sole to protect the feet and velcro fastening, they are easy to pop on and off whilst playing in the sand.
Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash | Weleda | £7.50
Kind calendula gently cleanses delicate skin and hair, so everyone has fun at bathtime. Formulated with beneficial ingredients like extract of organic calendula, the wash helps to gently lift dirt, leaving skin soft, hair easy to comb and baby’s own scent intact. Sweet almond oil prevents dryness, and the soft lather doesn’t sting baby’s eyes.
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home | LostMy.Name | £19.99
Going on your travels can be hard work when travelling with children. Boredom sets in after not too long so this book is the perfect way to keep your brood occupied with their very own personalised book. This cute book follows a curious little explorer from outer space right to their own front door. It includes a satellite view of the actual neighbourhood that you can input when ordering. The story has really resonated with parents and children and we've sold over 1.5 million copies. Also, Tim Peake recently read it from space which makes it all the more special indeed!
MOMA Porridge Pots | MOMA Foods | £1.30
Eating whilst travelling can be impossible when in the countryside with no food places near by. With MOMA porridge pots you can simply have a canteen of hot water and easily mix up a pot of porridge without a bother, the ultimate convenience. The new Coconut and Chia porridge pot is made with a blend of jumbo and fine oats, chia seeds and coconut milk powder. It is also gluten and dairy free, this filling pot will give you all the fuel you need for your fun activities this Summer.
Promensil | Available exclusively in Boots | £14.99
Promensil’s new cooling spray is more aimed towards keeping hot flushes in menopausal women at bay but, I think this is also a great way to keep little ones cool in the Summer sun when nothing else will just do. It offers instant relief from the discomfort of hot flushes and the warm weather, also quickly reducing skin temperature. Promensil can also be taken on to the plane as hand luggage too.
Hedrin Protect & Go | Hedrin | £4.29 for 120ml
With unruly hair and lots of kids running around, nasty nits could easily make an unwelcome visit this summer so it's always handy to have some Hedrin Protect & Go to hand. Hedrin Protect & Go is a fuss-free spray which, when applied twice-a-week, protects children from the parasites by breaking the life cycle and killing lice before an infestation can be established. Scented with Orange & Mango so there is non of the nasty odour that you usually would have to put up with!