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Fun In The Sun: Beach Essentials To Protect Your Baby Or Toddler

Keep your little one protected when outside this summer with these handy baby and toddler beach essentials.
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Boots Repel Once Light Fragrance Insect Repellent Lotion

There’s nothing worse than constantly having to fend off mozzies and other undesirables on holiday, so make sure your little one is protected with Boots Repel Once insect repellent lotion. It provides eight hours of protection and is DEET free – so suitable for all tots aged over six months. (£8.99)
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Platypus Australia Baby Sunskirt Swimwear

Ensure your little ones are still protected from the sun when splashing around in the sea with Platypus Australia’s fantastic swimwear, blocking out more than 97.5 % of the sun's harmful rays. With cute floral designs, your little one will look pretty on-trend too! (£28.95)
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Baby Banz Sunglasses

Children don’t have any filters in their eyes to protect against UV rays until they’re eight or nine, so sunglasses are a must for little ones on holiday. Baby Banz sunglasses come in bright colours and adjustable, stretchy and super-soft neoprene band to keep them in place. (£14.99 from www.wauwaa.com)
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Arbonne Baby Care Suncream SPF 30+

This botanical-based sunscreen is SPF 30+ and consists of antioxidants vitamin A, C, E and gentle botanicals – specially designed for babies. (£22)
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Organic Lavera Suncream SPF 30

The great thing about this sun cream is that its SPF filters are 100% mineral-based, so you can lather it on your little one without a worry. It’s completely free from parabens, synthetic colours and GM ingredients and it’s active immediately after application. (£8.95)
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Soltan Baby Lotion 50+

Specially formulated for babies’ vulnerable skin, this water-resistant suncare lotion protects from harmful UVA rays and has been awarded a maximum five-star rating against deep-down skin damage caused by UVA rays. (£4.25)
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Sunuva swimwear

All Sunuva swimwear is made from the highest quality UPF 50+ fabric, which blocks out more than 97% of the sun’s harmful rays - and they come in a range of colourful (and fashionable!) designs. (Rash vest pictured £38)
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Extreme Sun Lotion for Ultrasensitive Skin 50+

Designed and created by Swiss sun care experts, you only need to apply Ultrasun sun cream once and you’re set for the day. It’s also free from emulsifiers and perfume, reducing the risk of allergies and ‘prickly heat’ – ideal for children’s sensitive skin. (£20)
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Natural PreVent Insect Repellent

PreVent from Agropharm is made from natural ingredients and is DEET-free, including 1% pyrethrin which is derived from African chrysanthemums. Suitable for young children (over one year), it’s also available in a convenient pocket pack for when you're out and about. (£5.99)
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DreamBbay Clip On Fan

Keep your baby cool with a handy clip on fan, which is a breeze to attach to a buggy. Literally. (£9)
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Baby Bee Cream-To-Powder Nappy Cream

To say that sticky substances and sand don’t go together is an understatement. This is why Baby Bee’s 2-in-1 Nappy Cream is perfect for days at the beach. The nappy cream transforms into a powder, helping to absorb wetness while leaving the skin soft and smooth. (£9.99)
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SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe

If you want to ensure some shade for your baby at all times, then make sure the SnoozeShade Plus Deluxe is in your packing list. Ideal as a sunshade and sleep aid that fits all prams, buggies and pushchairs, this must-have also has UV protection from up to 97% of the harmful rays. (£34.99)
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Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50+

Designed for sensitive skin, this suncream is also suitable for little ones as it’s mild, paraben-free and very water-resistant. (£40.50)
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Jo Jo Maman Bebe UPF 50+ Sun Protection Tent with Mosquito Net

This brilliant beach tent for little ones provides shade, UPF 50+ preotection and even features a mosquito net door to help prevent insect bites. The best part? It pops up in seconds! (£35.00)
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