Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fun in the Sun: Summer Cloth Diaper Must-Haves (Kelly's Closet Giveaway)

Summertime is here! The weather where I'm at in Southern California has been hovering around 80-90+ degrees. It's just perfect for going to the pool, beach or splash pad. In our housing community, we have two pools and a splash pad at the local park, plus, we can hop in the car and drive about an hour and be at the beach. We have so many options nearby to be outside, in the sun and in the water! During the summer, I make a point of always having a pool/beach bag packed with fresh supplies. What are my summer cloth diapering "must-haves"? Here's a peek at what I keep stocked in our pool and beach bag:


Swim Diapers
I love, love, love swim reusable swim diapers. It is so nice to be able to wash and reuse them! No worrying about running out of disposables or having to spend money on multiple packs of swim diapers. Just grab them and go! I love the Bummis Swimmi Diaper with it's velcro closure. I can always get a snug fit and I don't have to try to wrestle a wet swim diaper off! I have two, that way I have a spare, just in case!  

UV Swim Shirts
These are a great way to help protect your little ones skin, without having to spend the extra time to slather sunscreen over a wiggly chest. Also, with a Swim Shirt or Tankini, you don't have to worry about water washing away the UV protection (like with sunscreen). I love the fun, bright colors of the Bummis Sun Line UV-Tee and it has a Ultraviolet Protection Factor rating of 50!

Swim Hat
Little Riley has fine, thin hair and a Swim Hat is the perfect way to keep his little head shaded from the suns rays. The Bummis Sun Line Sun Cap matches their swim diapers and is also has a Ultraviolet Protection Factor rating of 50 for some serious sun protection!

Sunglasses
This is the perfect way to add some style to an outfit and keep eyes protected from the sun bouncing off the water and sand. You can even match your little ones sunglasses to their swimsuit!

Sunscreen
Definitely a must-have to protect new baby skin (and adult skin too) safe from sunburns. I really love using Episencial Sunny Sunscreen. It has SPF 35 and UVA+B protection, it is made with natural and organic ingredients, it is gentle and goes on easily. It is perfect for our whole family! I actually keep sunscreen in my pool/beach bag and my diaper bag during the summer. You just never know when you'll end up needing it! We use sunscreen when we are at the pool or beach, at the farmer's market, the zoo or any time we end up being outside for awhile. Sunburns are not cute!
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I also keep a few towels with my pool/beach bag and before we head out, I make sure to fill up our reusable water bottles and grab some fruit and snacks in our reusable snack bags.

What are your summer must-haves?

BUY

Are you ready for summer fun? Do you have your beach or pool bag ready and waiting? Or do you still need to do some shopping for those summertime essentials? You can buy any of the items that I mentioned above (and so much more!) at Kelly's Closet. You can also use the promo code: SUNANDFUN to save $5 off your purchase of $25 or more!

GIVEAWAY

Kelly's Closet is also hosting a giveaway! You can enter to win a $100 Kelly's Closet gift certificate below!

***Giveaway is open to the US only. Giveaway will end June 30th.***

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31 comments:

  1. water water water! my kids can't get enough

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  2. I like to buy spray bottles to most the kids with! They love it. Plus we go to my grandparents to swim and we have several pools that we can pay to swim at.

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  3. We live near a park with water fountains for kids to play in. We go every weekend during the Summer!

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  4. We stay inside or swim in the indoor pool to stay cool.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. We like to go swimming or run through the water sprinkler

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  6. In a neighborhood surrounded by pools, we live in one of the few houses without one.lol. My kiddos splash in the sprinklers. A friend just told me she has a slip n slide so I may pick up one of those for the kids this year. Looks like fun. :)

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  7. the public pool two blocks from our house! find us their all summer

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  8. We use the kiddie pool...and my son has a batman sprinkler...mommy doesn't use it, but he loves it:)

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  9. We love going to the splashparks here in Dallas!

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  10. Staying in the shade, under the umbrella, in the back yard.

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  11. Swimming in the pool!

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  12. Pools...Seriously they are worth it. We spent 75 a few years ago for a pool on clearance and its soo worth it

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  13. Snow cones are a must have for staying cool with the kiddos in the summer:)

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  14. Only pool fun this year for us no vacation to the beach...but still FUN :)

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  15. This is my first summer with a Little One.... Im picturing fun is a little wade pool...

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  16. Walking on the beach and having wet sponge wars in the back yard :)

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  17. Right now, staying inside. I'm almost 40 weeks pregnant, so heat and me don't get along.

    bonnechanceb at gmail dot com

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  18. We love to go to our local splash pad. The kids love it and it's free!

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  19. Would love to win. My son's swim diaper is getting to small for him already!

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  20. Parents pool, sprinklers, kiddy pools... we also live in the heat that is Southern California!

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  21. we just run around in just our diaper to stay cool!

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  22. The pool and homemade popsicles!

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  23. My girls love to run around in the sprinkler...and lots of cool drinks and summer fruit :)

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  24. love to stay in the shade, have a pool party. :)

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  25. Lots of water play (kiddie pool, water table, lakes and beaches). Fruit salad is always in our refrigerator, homemade juice pops, lots of water to drink. We love summer :)

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  26. We love running through the sprinkler

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  27. This will be my daughter's first summer! I am anticipating many fun days in the kiddie pool :)

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