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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dig out your picnic basket and air your blanket – summer is nearly here. And what better way to take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy some family time than with a picnic. Discover the ways to make it stress-free and fun for all of the family with these tips.
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