Our summertime swim bag essentials are packed with us year round here in South Texas but we’re sharing this post on behalf Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen. When they asked us to partner together, we knew it would be a great fit! All experiences are ours and we’re looking forward to spending a ton of time at the pool and beach this summer! So check out what we’re packing in our swim bag this year!
Summertime Swim Bag Essentials
With the weather heating up and many kids getting ready to finish up the school year, summer is definitely a hot topic! We recently got back from a trip to Florida where we enjoyed the warm sun and some fun by the pool. We’ve got plans to hit our neighborhood pool more this summer and at least one trip to the beach is on the calendar too!
We’ve been going to both the pool and beach since both kids were young. It’s just something we all love to do during the summer!
When the kids are packing their swim bag essentials, they’re all about things like beach balls, buckets and shovels, and pool toys. But as busy parents, we’ve got a bit more to keep track of when it comes to prepping for a day in the water.
10 Swim Bag Essentials for Kids of All Ages
I do let the kids help pack the swim bag before we head out. But these ten things are the items I check and double check to make sure we have with us. I’ve forgotten some of them in the past and it’s never been good! Recently in Florida, I forgot to pack an extra change of clothes and ended up spending a lot to buy Carrigan an outfit while we were out and about!
So this is my list of must-haves that seems to be working well for us!
- Cover Up
- Life jacket or Floatation Aid
- Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)
- Change of Clothes
- Bug Spray
- Water Bottle
I keep our bag packed for last minute trips and adventures like impromptu splash pad fun!
Each year it seems like I’m on the hunt for a sunscreen that works well for the entire family. I need one that can handle busy family life and keep us all protected!
Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen appealed to my mom side for a few reasons, including:
- Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen is dermatologist and pharmacist recommended.
- Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen formulas all have an SPF of 30+ and contain at least 6% Zinc Oxide.
- Blue Lizard® Baby and Sensitive formulas contain only mineral/physical active ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. They are also paraben-free and fragrance-free. (This makes them great for Carrigan!)
- Blue Lizard® Regular and Sport provide 80 minutes of water-resistant protection based on the FDA testing method.
- The packaging for Blue Lizard® Regular, Sport, Sensitive and Face turn blue and Blue Lizard® Baby packaging turns pink when exposed to UV light.
It turns blue!
Let’s face it — sunscreen is an important part of life if your family spends time outdoors. But it can get busy. So one of my favorite things about Blue Lizard sunscreen is the color changing bottle! It’s a great reminder to me throughout the day to check and reapply!
So far, our Blue Lizard sunscreen has been working great for all of us. I actually have one in our swim bag and one in the back pack I carry with me instead of a diaper bag. So I’m prepared wherever we go! If you’re looking for a sunscreen you can count on this summer, we’re really liking all of the formulas right now.
Blue Lizard Coupon & Giveaway
If you’re interested in trying Blue Lizard® Australian Sunscreen, use the code P20PARENT for 20% OFF orders over $35 at www.bluelizard.net. (Expires 12/31/16)
Then enter to win a Blue Lizard prize pack featuring:
- Blue Lizard tote bag
- Blue Lizard beach towel
- 5oz Sensitive
- 5oz Face
- 5oz Sport
- 2 Baby sachets
- 2 color-changing UV-sensitive bracelets
The giveaway is open to US residents and ends on May 30th. Use the form below to enter for your chance to win and good luck!