For most of us, summertime means blazing temps, and bright sun. That can make enjoying the outdoors with a baby a challenge. But for those of us who don’t want to be cooped up in the house all summer, we’ve compiled a list of 5 must-have baby items to make getting outside a bit more enjoyable!

1. Stroller Fan

This is a must for those hot summer days! It can clip on the stroller for your walk around the neighborhood, or onto the pool chair to keep them cool when they’re out of the water. We love to sit on our back porch in the summer and the fan is even great as a handheld option to keep our baby boy from overheating! Bonus points is that it offers some white noise that may encourage your little one to fall asleep.

2. Sun Hat

So many cute options to keep that sun off of your baby’s delicate skin. This is especially helpful in those early months when sunscreen isn’t recommended.

3. Pool Float

If you have access to water- a pool, the ocean, a lake or river- you’re going to want a float so that your baby can join in on the water fun! I recommend getting one with a cover to keep the sun off of their skin.

4. SPF Swimsuits 

Speaking of being in the water, you’re going to want something for them to wear that keeps them covered but cool and these are a great option.

5. Sunscreen

For those of you with babies 6 months or older you’re definitely going to want some baby sunscreen. Typically sunscreen isn’t recommended for babies under 6 months. The FDA recommends mineral sunscreens for babies such as those made with zinc oxide.  

Do you have some other must have summer items to add to our list? Share them with the Caden Lane mamas below!

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