IT’S IN THE BAG
Lots of snacks
What is it about the beach that makes everyone hungry? Pack double the amount of snacks you’d normally take. Steer clear of anything sticky: go for crackers and carrot sticks popped into individual pots to keep sand out.
Swimming nappies don’t absorb water like regular disposables, so they won’t go saggy during a paddling expedition. But they’re not comfortable to wear all day, because the wee won’t be absorbed either. So pack plenty of regular nappies, too.
It can be hard for you – and uncomfortable for your baby – when it’s time to brush off the sand. Baby powder or even cornflour can help: just shake some into your hands and pat on to her skin, keeping it away from her nose and mouth. Great for sorting out sandy hands pre-lunch!