It’s officially summer time! Are you excited to plan for your next outdoor trip with the whole family? We know we are! 

Spending time outdoors as a family is a great bonding activity, but sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to pack all the essentials to make the trip hassle-free for everyone. 

In this article, we will provide you with outdoor essentials that will help make your next family adventure a success! 

Family in the Beach, TJs the Kiddies Store

Sun Gear and Protective Clothing

Before stepping outside, it is imperative to wear sunscreen as protection from the sun’s UV rays. It should become a daily habit all year round, regardless of the weather. 

Thinkbaby Sunscreens offer a safer alternative for protecting your family from harmful UVA/UVB rays, free radicals, and harmful chemicals. They’re made with highly-effective, gentle ingredients that are water-resistant and can be used by children over 6 months. 

Thinkbaby Sunscreen, TJs the Kiddies Store
iPlay Long Sleeve Rashguard Shirt, TJs the Kiddies Store

Apart from wearing sunscreen, it is also ideal to wear the proper clothing and gear for added protection.

Keep your child protected from the sun all day — wet or dry — with iPlay’s Long Sleeve Rashguards! Made with UPF 50+ fabric, they block off up to 99% of harmful UV rays. They’re perfect for beach trips and even during swim lessons.

The Jan and Jul Sun Hats are not just stylish but also provide the best UV protection for your child. They’re made with UPF 50+ breathable cotton and a wide brim for superior sun protection.

Jan and Jul Cotton Sun Hat, TJs the Kiddies Store
Zoocchini Baby Sun Hat, TJs the Kiddies Store

If your child loves animals, look no further than the Zoocchini Baby Sun Hats!

They have fun, bright colors and adorable animal designs that your child will adore. They also offer all day UPF 50+ sun protection and are chlorine and saltwater-resistant.  

The final piece to complete your little one’s summer gear, sunglasses! 

Sunglasses are more than just an accessory; they’re actually a necessity for the eyes. This is especially true for children as they are three times more vulnerable

to UV exposure than adults. With Babiators sunglasses, your child’s eyes will stay protected all day long. They’re made with UV400 lenses that offer 100% UVA

and UVB protection and have stylish designs that will make your little one look the coolest. 

Babiators, TJs the Kiddies Store

Backpacks & Suitcases

Never leave anything behind during a trip with backpacks and suitcases that are lightweight, spacious, and extremely convenient! 

The Trunki Ride On Suitcases are the perfect travel companion as they work as both a carry-on luggage and a ride for your little one! 

Another great travel companion is the Dabbawalla Child Backpack. Apart from their cute designs and bright colors, they’re also equipped with adjustable, cushioned straps — perfect for early elementary school children. 

Dabbawalla Backpack, TJs the Kiddies Store


Feeding Essentials 

Beach trips and picnics won’t be complete without drinks and snacks, don’t you agree?

Especially with summer in full swing, it’s important to stay hydrated while under the sun! Monee Bottle Caps are specially designed to allow children to drink from any bottle without spilling. This is handy for children on-the-go as it is small, portable, and convenient! 

Monee Bottle Cap, Child Drinking, TJs the Kiddies Store

Apart from staying hydrated, snacks are also essential to keep the whole family energized during the trip. 

Bentgo is a brand that creates insulated lunch boxes and bowls with a goal of putting healthy meals at your fingertips, so your family will always have nutritious options available wherever you go. They come in various sizes and have several compartments to store different snacks. 

Bentgo Lunch Boxes, Kids Eating, TJs the Kiddies Store


Travel Solutions

Last but not least, travel solutions that will make every trip comfortable for the whole family! 

Whether your adventure calls for an overnight trip outdoors or just a picnic, the Kidco Travel Pod will help your little one sleep comfortably. It comes with a soft foam mattress and is designed with full mesh sides for better airflow and visibility. 

Another product that’s great for outdoor adventures is an outdoor blanket. JJ Cole creates blankets and baby shade mats that are water-resistant, durable, and compact — perfect for the entire family to use at the park, sporting events, and the beach.

JJ Cole Outdoor Blanket, Family Picnic, TJs the Kiddies Store

There you have it, our list of outdoor essentials that will get you and your family ready for your next adventure. Now go enjoy the wonderful weather outside and have a great summer!