Children's Holiday Essentials

When it comes to going abroad for the first time with a child, it's important to have a couple of things with you to make the transition easy. Playing outdoors, and in the pool all day, can come with it's own problems so having items ready to combat this is the perfect way to start a holiday.

The Go Splash Swim Vest from Splash About is a slim, compact, lightweight and packs flat in a suitcase for ease of travel and it’s robust enough to deliver the levels of buoyancy required to provide a safe swim for children. It makes for easy swimming, even J jumped into the pool and off he went, knowing that he was positioned correctly in the water and he preferred it too as it gave him more freedom of movement without needing to use armbands.

Made from high quality soft neoprene which provides UPF50+ the highest sun protection found in fabric it’s perfect for travel abroad because it will block out 98% of the sun’s harmful rays – both in and out of the water, and it is robust, with puncture proof foam floats integrated into the jacket which have been ergonomically designed so it’s comfortable and light for children to wear all day.

The Turtle Mania Rash Top and matching Board Shorts look amazing under the Go Splash Swim Vest. The top covers those easy burn areas with its UV protection and the shorts have been hand crafted from luxurious materials that block out the sun’s harmful rays.

And for when your child gets out of the pool, a nice, snuggly and warm towel is a must. The Snugglebunny hooded bath towel is incredibly soft and absorbent, and able to dry your little one super quick as it's made with superfine microfibre so is great for sensitive skin too.

Frezyderm offer a huge range of sunscreens to suit many different skin types. Children's creams are so important as protecting the skin from a young age is paramount. Infant Sun Care and Kids Sun Care both have an SPF50+ and are high factor sunscreen which provides effective, water resistant protection and is ideal for children with sensitive skin or skin conditions.

For infants, when applied it creates a waterproof protective blue film, that indicates the precise area of application. And they both deliver long-lasting, continuous protection against UV rays and other environmental pollution.

The it comes to the feet. Wearing sandals after coming out of the pool can cause feet to get sore after a while, so it's best to wear shoes that are comfortable and protective for little ones. These boys soft leather sandals from Dotty Fish are a great way to keep small feet cool in the summer.

Baby footwear brand Dotty Fish have been working with The London Podiatry Centre, one of the most advanced podiatric clinics in the world, looking closely at the effects of soft-soled footwear on a child who is learning to walk and taking those crucial first steps. So wearing soft soled shoes is better for little feet, even in the sun they can be protected with these cute sandals. 


  1. Discovered Dotty fish this summer - must say Im impressed

  2. Very sweet and practical