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The Summer Essentials You Need In Your Handbag

Off for a day trip to the seaside or just to the park for the afternoon? Having baby summer essentials to hand can be a real life-saver. So say Hola! to the cheat sheet must-haves that every mum needs for the sunny weather.
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This Works First Aid Roll-On, £16, www.thisworks.com

A true mumbag essential, This Works' handy First Aid roll-on soothes and heals itches, bites and burns on the go.
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Angel Perfuming Deodorant Roll On, £21, www.debenhams.com

Instead of a fragile perfume bottle, pack a handy roll-on - it's not as likely to spill or break and it takes up less space in amongst all the toys too – perfect for mums on the run.
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Jackson Reece, Kinder By Nature Unscented Baby Wipes, £2, www.sainsburys.co.uk

Wet Wipes are a must-have for any mum, from cleaning sticky hands and faces after ice cream, to cleansing cuts and grazes with antiseptic.
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All-In-One BB Crème, £39.50, www.selfridges.com

In amongst the snotty tissues and boxes of raisins in your handbag, there’s still room for you. Forget heavy foundation this summer, as it can feel like too much on a holiday - a BB cream is a lighter, subtler (and quicker) alternative for mums.
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Swim & Play Kids Sun Lotion, £10, www.shop.nivea.co.uk

There’s no need to constantly pause the picnic games to re-apply your kids’ suncream if you choose the right lotion that gives long lasting protection for children’s delicate skin.
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Koolpak Instant Ice Pack, £3, www. koolpaktrade.co.uk

Specially designed for kids, Koolpak’s instant ice pack is ideal for when you’re out and about, quickly relieving toddlers’ everyday bumps and bruises and soothing the pain of tantrum-induced headache. They are instantly activated and ideal for cooling down your tot on a hot day.
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Burt’s Bee Baby Bee Dusting Powder, £6.99, www.burtsbees.co.uk

As well as keeping your little one’s skin super soft, help get rid of unwanted sand by rubbing a little baby powder onto the skin. The powder absorbs moisture, helping to ward off the grainy stuff this summer.
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Giselle Cat Eye Corner Sunglasses, £6, www.boohoo.com

Super sunnies are every mum’s most wardrobe-defining summer accessory. Opt for black oversized frames which will disguise those sleepless nights and make you feel like you’re movie-star material.
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Monkey Legionnaire’s Hat £7-£8, www.next.co.uk

You can never provide too many layers of sun protection for your baby, and sun hats that protect the ears and neck area as well are perfect for a sunny day.
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Peppa Pig Plasters Family Pack, £2.50, www.tesco.com

We never know when our toddler will take a tumble so these Peppa Pig plasters are perfect to cover grazes, cuts, stopping infections – and stop your little one from wanting to pull it off!
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