PACK THIS

Mother & Baby (UK) - - BABY & TODDLER -

● A TOY WA­TER­ING CAN

Pop­u­lar beaches of­ten have show­ers, but if you’re fur­ther off the beaten track, a toy wa­ter­ing can and a bucket of sea wa­ter mean you can de-sand your young­ster eas­ily.

● A SMALL SPRAY BOT­TLE

Spritz the kids with wa­ter to quickly cool them down.

● A POP-UP UV BEACH TENT

This gives you shade when it’s hot and is a use­ful place for get­ting changed, dis­creet potty stops, and nappy changes away from blow­ing sand. Take your nurs­ery ther­mome­ter if you think your young­ster might nap in the tent, so you can keep an eye on the tem­per­a­ture in­side.

● A DUST PAN AND BRUSH

Use it to sweep the sand from your tent or pic­nic blanket in sec­onds.

● A KING-SIZE SHEET

If your baby is still at the crawl­ing stage, hav­ing a big area that you can keep rel­a­tively sand-free re­ally helps.

● A LONG-HAN­DLED NET

‘Pre-school­ers love stand­ing near the wa­ter­line, see­ing what they can scoop into a net,’ says Cassie, ‘be it peb­bles, sea­weed or just wa­ter! He’ll find it a chal­lenge to ma­nip­u­late the net, so it’ll help him to prac­tise bal­ance and fine mo­tor skills, while he ex­plores the world around him.’

● A HOODED TOWEL

Per­fect for warm­ing up post-pad­dle. Tow­elling pon­cho, £19, jo­jo­ma­man bebe.co.uk

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