In the summertime when the weather is fine, the best place to be is always outside! I know many of us have been getting outside and enjoying the summer sun as much as possible, but you have to be careful to protect your baby from the sun, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities that you can enjoy together as a family. Here are some ideas from Disney Baby on how to make the most of your summer with baby.
- Throw a picnic
Picnics are an easy and inexpensive way to fill a summer day with fun. Pack some snacks in reusable snack bags, and put together a picnic kit, including a comfy blanket, some toys and a disposable diaper bag. Then head to your favourite park and relax! Your baby can nap, play or just cuddle for hours!
- Hit the beach
Introduce your baby to the surf and sand! A trip to the beach offers endless entertainment: take baby for a careful splash in the warm water or let him/her play with the cool, wet sand. But remember to plan ahead – bring a Waterproof Bag for bathing suits, some waterproof beach toys, and a towel for baby to sit on or snuggle up in.
- Purchase a paddling pool
If you can’t make it to the beach, why not create one at home? Set up a paddling pool in your garden and have fun bathing baby outside! Play with toys and have a little splash – just don’t stay in too long or your baby may get cold.
- Go for a walk
A walk is a great way for you and baby to get some fresh air together. In a hooded stroller, like this great Minnie Mouse one, your baby can take in the sights while remaining protected from the sun. Try attaching some stroller toys to keep baby entertained while you’re on the move.
- Play in the park
Parks offer you and baby plenty of free fun. Take your little one to a local sandbox or paddling pool, where she can meet and play with other babies. If your baby can sit and has stable head control, you can try swinging her gently in a baby swing too!
What have been your favourite thing to do outside this summer? I’ve loved the visits we’ve had to the beach, and watching my daughter explore and discover all the different things she can find in the water and on the sand. Is there anything new you’d like to try this year before summer is over? We made sure to make a bucket list of things we wanted to do this summer so that we didn’t miss out on doing something.
Disclosure: I am a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group; however all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.