This Summer's Must-Haves For Kids

Summer Season = Vacation Season

School's out and the favorite season of our kids has come - summer! I'm sure every little kid you have is excited for whatever summer activities you have in-stored for them. Even my 2year-old, Leia, has been telling me "Let's go to the beach!"

Summer is the time when we get to experience the hottest and the longest of days, so we always ensure to make the most out of it. And one of our kid's favorite things to do during the season is to be out playing under the sun, which is actually a good thing though needs extra caution. Involving our kids in physical activities is actually beneficial for their health, it also helps them develop their movement skills and deviates their time and attention away from gadgets. 

So, before our kids enjoy their time under the summer sun, make sure you have them covered. One of Leia's favorite play activities will have to be swimming and running and dancing and jumping, basically all things that involve movement! Yes, I have a very active girl, a total opposite of myself when i was little. Sharing with you as follows some of our favorite products fit for the season. I also tagged it as Must-Haves This Summer, which you can look further into, they'll be perfect for your kids too!

1. Mustela Very High Protection Sun Lotion

Protect your child from the sun's harmful rays. Do not let your child go exposed under the sun specially during 10am to 3pm, but when it is unavoidable, let them wear protective clothing and apply sunscreen lotion.  

We love this one from Mustela, because it's safe to use even for small babies with sensitive skin and it's got very high protection SPF50+ UVB UVA and very water resistant. It's also easy to apply because of the spray-type tube. I also use it for myself.

Check this out at @mustelaphilippines in Instagram.

2. Real Shades

If you're looking for safe and comfortable eyewear for your kids, Real Shades is the perfect one! Protect your child's eyes from the sun with this shades that is

100% UVA/UVB protection Doctor recommended Shatterproof polycarbonate mirrored lenses Unbreakable frames. 

Leia is loving her own pair, and she doesn't really take out even inside the car! I like how it is bendable and unbreakable, you don't have to worry if our kids hold and wear it even on their own. Comes in different trendy colors and styles too!

Check this out at @realkidsph in Instagram.

3. Mothercare Sunsafe Swimwear 

Your little girl will be looking oh so pretty and safe by the pool or at the beach in this cute sunsafe swim suit. Made from UPF40+ fabric to protect your water baby's delicate skin from the sun. Features sunsafe UPF40+ fabrics that provides UVA and UVB protection from the sun, zip fastening with zip guard to prevent skin getting pinched high neck for full coverage perfect for sunny day play. This is a real must-have in our beach bag.

Check out more about this at @mothercareph in Instagram.

4.  Zoocchini Hooded Towels Wrap

Looking for soft and plush hooded towels? Zoocchini got you covered! When it's time for a break from the water, these hooded towels do more than keep little ones warm and dry after the bath. Loomed from 100% Cotton Plush Terry, these towels will delight your child with it's unique 3D details such as hand grabs, horn, and tails that highlight animal body parts, so it doubles up as a costume. Leia lover her bunny one!

Check out for more about this. 

5.  Stephen Joseph Swim Goggles

Got an aspiring little swimmer? Then help your child be with this Stephen Joseph Swim Goggles. The fun and cute designs add even more excitement to a trip to the pool or beach. Protect their eyes with the perfect style to suit them, it's got comfortable frames and adjustable straps with a zip-up carry case.

Check out @StephenJosephGiftsPH in Instagram for more details.

6. Mini Montii Drinking Bottle 

Here's the perfect playmate for those little hands that's always out and about. He’s got all the coolness of the original Montii, but the top is swapped for an easy-sip lid (#nospills) to keep your kids feeling fresh. Mini Montii’s so rad because of it's 24 hours of cooling and it's fun exterior colors are scratch and dent resistant. Our pink Montii goes with us in all our adventures!

Check out in Instagram for this and more.

7. Saltwater Sandals

We just fell in love with the Sweetheart Sun-San when Leia started using hers, when she turned 1, because of how she was comfortable with it. To add, it looks pretty with heart shape cut-outs and scalloped edges, and the rosegold color. The Sweetheart is fully adjustable with buckled toe and ankle straps. The entire range comes on a comfortable spongy urethane sole with rust proof buckles and can be worn even in (salt)water. 

Check this out and more at @saltwatersandals_ph in Instagram.

8. Stephen Joseph Beach Tote 

The only thing your toddler will find more exciting than a trip to the beach is when they can carry all their own seaside accessories in a colorful beach bag. It’s already packed with things to play with – five exciting tools for building little sandcastles. Your child will be so happy digging, and making shapes in the sand. It's a hit for Leia!

9.  Joan Miro Nail Stickers

Leia has been mimicking me applying nail polish on her nails, so when i saw this, I knew I had to get one for her. This awesome nail stickers set which contains so many different designs with over each box! Printed using bio-friendly inks, this nail stickers set is non-toxic, odourless, and easy to apply and remove. The best part is - it's waterproof, perfect accessory for those summer OOTDs, until it wears off.

Check out more designs at @joanmiroph in Instagram.

10. Go Sili Reusable Silicone Straws

We love stainless steel straws as much but it's not really recommended for kids. This Go Sili silicone straws are perfect for small kids to hold and even bite. It's made of nontoxic materials, flexible to be bent in our Mini Montii and has nice cummer colors to choose from.

Check out more about this at @silikidsph in Instagram. 

So there goes my Top 10 #MomFinds for Summer. Im sure there's more other products out there which you can use or bring with you on your travels. You can send in those suggestions in the comments or write me an email if you wish.

But before i bid farewell and thank you... and because it's summer,

I'd love to reward one of you with a GIFT just by following the GIVEAWAY

mechanics below :

1. Subscribe to my blog and read my last 2 articles.  

2. Follow @leias_mom in Instagram

    Like the post of #LeiaBunny  (<-- click) or search for #LeiasMomSummerGiveaway

    Tag 3 of your #MommyBFFs in the IG post's comments. 

3. For additional points, you can like and comment on my posts. 

4. Follow @realkidsph in Instagram 

    Like @RealKidsPH in Facebook

5. ONE WINNER will be picked at random and will receive a cute

    REAL KIDS Baby Pink Aviator (for kids 2-4 or 4-7yo) from RealKidsPH.

6. Shipping address should be within Metro Manila only.

7. Spread the word! GoodLuck ;)

Mwah --- Rycee :) 

#Summer #MommyFinds #ToddlerPlay


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