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Essential Sunny Day Buys For Babies And Toddlers

Spring has officially sprung, so it’s the ideal time to get outdoors with your little one. So, stock up on sunny day buys to make the most of the good weather and provide your little one with hours of sun
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Giant Snakes & Ladders, £42, gltc.co.uk

Take family game time outside with this ah-mazing giant Snakes & Ladders mat. Use the inflatable dice to see who can escape the snakes and climb the ladders to reach the end first.
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Balance Bike, £99, micro-scooters.co.uk

An ideal first bicycle for toddlers aged two to five years, the Micro Balance Bike helps tots build their co-ordination and balance skills to make the transition to grown-up bicycles smoother. Plus, it’s incredibly lightweight and features an adjustable saddle so that more than one child can use it.
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Sun Hat, £18, loubilou.com

The sun may have his hat on – and your little one needs one, too. Keep her head and neck protected from the sun’s glare with this hat, which we think you’ll agree is completely adorable.
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Baby Banz Adverturer Sunglasses Gingham, £11.99, swimbabes.co.uk

Sunglasses are practically a necessity in the sunny weather but they do have a tendency to fall off little ones and get lost. This oh-so-cute pair features an innovative wraparound design to keep them in place with a soft and flexible strap.
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Jelly Sandals, £9, vertbaudet.com

Every child needs a pair of jelly sandals to play in all summer long. They can be worn in the sea (protecting your tot’s little feet from sharp stones) and are more supportive than flip flops.
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Ice Lolly Moulds, £8, royaldesign.co.uk

A sunny day isn’t complete without ice lollies and, instead of running to the shops, try making your own. You and your toddler can choose which juices and flavours to freeze and make them together in these colourful umbrella moulds.
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Suncream Mousse, £8.99, boots.com

Even if it doesn’t seem that hot outside, sunscreen is still a must on young, delicate skin. Slather your baby or toddler in Sudocrem’s new sunscreen mousse, which is SPF 50, hypoallergenic and doesn’t contain many of the ‘nasties’ found in other sun products.
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Sleep shade, £19.99, snoozeshade.com

A brighter and bolder take on the original, this SnoozeShade will blockout the sun’s glare and help your baby get some shut eye while in her pram. Plus, thanks to its protection of SPF50+, it gets rid of 99 per cent of UV rays.
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Dress, £26, welovefrugi.com

These adorable summer-themed Frugi baby dresses will keep your tot looking and feeling cool when it’s sunny. Made from soft organic cotton, these dresses are super comfortable with button fastenings for easy changing.
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Swimtots, £9.99, totsbots.com

From the makers of cloth nappy brand TotsBots, this duo of reusuable swim nappies are essential in your baby’s changing bag this summer. Not only do they look super cute, they’ve been expertly designed and manufactured in the UK to keep your baby comfortable and protected.
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Beach Hut Tent, £99, olproshop.co.uk

Perfect for a day at the beach or in your back garden, this pop-up beach hut will provide hours of fun – and protection from the sun – for the whole family. It’s waterproof and large enough to fit in a table and chairs, yet light enough to carry around.
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Armbands, £8, debenhams.co.uk

These Speedo armbands will keep your little one feeling safe and buoyant in the water, enabling her to splash around with more confidence. You’ll have a little water baby on your hands in no time.
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Slide, £109.99, johnlewis.com

When you simply can’t summon the energy to take your toddler to the park, a slide in the garden is the next best thing. You can keep an eye on her while you enjoy a spot of sunbathing. What more could you ask for?
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Bucket and spade, £14.49, loubilou.com

Every child needs a bucket and spade in hand at the beach – making sandcastles is practically a requirement if you’re by the sea. We love this simple set with bucket, space, trowel and mould included. Let the building begin!
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Miffy Beach Ball, £5.99, miffyshop.co.uk

You can't have a family day at the seaside without a beach ball and we love this one from Miffy. You've just got to persaude someone to blow it up...
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Swing, £60, mothercare.com

No time to head to the park? Not to worry this little swing set be the main attraction in the garden for you and your tot.
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Mushroom Baby Paddling, £9.99, johnlewis.com

This colourful pool is perfect for afternoon fun in the garden. Your little one will love the cute mushroom design and the roof will help protect her from the sun.
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Hop Along Rabbit, £20, mothercare.com

This adorable bunny is great for playing with in the garden as your little one can hold onto its ears for support and it also helps build your tot’s confidence, co-ordination and physical development.
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Buckets, £3.99, tesco.com

These assorted animal buckets are great fun for all the family on a beach day out. You can help your little one build their very first sandcastle.
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Baby Bouncer, £59.99, johnlewis.com

Be sure to put a smile on your little ones face with this baby bouncer. The more your toddler jumps around the more bubbles appear.
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Rocking Horse, £16.50, adventuretoys.co.uk

Watch your tot rock away on this sturdy little steed! Designed with a low seat making it easy for you toddler to climb on and off.
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Musical Walker, £22.98 amazon.co.uk

A great learning toy, giving your tot the option of sitting and playing with the features on the front, if your baby hasn't quite mastered walking. Fun for walkers too as the music and lights appear as your tot pushes.
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Mini Micro Scooter, £79.95, amazon.co.uk

Ideal as a first child’s scooter, the sturdy seat feature is useful for toddlers.
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Wheelybug Ladybird, £42.92, amazon.co.uk

An unusual handcrafted toy with padded layers of sponge and handle bars to make your tots adventures as comfy as possible.
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Seal Search and Rescue Set, £10.95, johnlewis.com

These bold bright seals are sure to encourage your little one to get in the pool. They are designed to help your child gain confidence in the water and improve their swimming skills. A great buy for pool parties or swimming lessons.
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