Ah, those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. Mamas whether you’re jetting off on holiday this year or staying in Singapore, we’ve picked our favourite summer essentials for kids (and mamas) for keeping and looking cool by the pool or the beach.
Swimmers and Stuff
1. Cool SnapperRock boardies for your little surfer dude. $53, available online.
2. This cute little 2-piece swim set also from SnapperRock means your mini beach babe can have fun in the sun while staying protected from UV rays. $91, available online.
3. Kids will keep hydrated and have a whale of a time with BeatrixNY Cozy Can. $36, available at JedPacks.com.
4. Bioderma Photoderm KID SPF 50+ Sun cream. $30.50 at Guardian.
5. Make waves with Babiators’ brand new Submariners swim goggles! $47, available online.
6. Get snap happy with the award winning Cuddleroar toddler dress up towel from Cuddledry. $69 available at Babyonline.
7. Keep the kids entertained while practicing their swimming skills with these fabulous Zoggs Toys. $28, available at all good sports stores.
8. Cool kids wear Babiators sunglasses. $34, available at Pupsik Studio.
9. You know what they say in Oz – slip on a t-shirt, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat. We’re loving this great swim hat from H&M, $15.
Snazzy Beach Wear
1. Hats off to your little people in this cute trilby hat. $12.90, available at H&M.
2. We’re going with the flow on this fab shorts & t-shirt combo from Gap Kids. Shorts, $16 and T-shirt $14.40
3. Teeny tootsies deserve pretty but practical shoes, we love the aqua colour of these sandals (mama sizes also available!) $90.03, available from Sandal Souq.
4. Stripes are back in a big way so channel the inner preppy in your munchkins with these gorgeous espadrilles. $35 available at Madie Moo.
5. This Lemon Loves Layette Shark Bite Romper has totally caught our attention, hook line and sinker. $32, available at One Good Thread.
6. Nothing says glorious summer day more than whimsical floral patterns in a breezy fabric. Little girl Poppy Playsuit, $52, available at Emma Laue.
Kiddo Fun in the Sun
1. All aboard! The kiddos will go nuts for this giant pool inflatable. Intex Whale Ride On, $29.95 available at Toys R Us.
2. Let the kiddos play without being exposed to the harmful sun’s rays! Schylling Infant Play Shade, available at Amazon.
3. Perfect for getting all that pesky sand off the kiddos before they jump into the car! Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, available at most drugstores.
4. Turkish Towel Set, $53, available at Hammamas.
Mama’s Survival Kit
1. This New York Times bestseller is one that’s wowing fans of Gone Girl all over. An awesome pool or beachside thriller to keep you entertained as you soak up those rays. Available at bookstores everywhere
2. Keep your hair from getting frazzled with Sachajuan’s Hair in the Sun miracle potion, available at beautybar.com.
3. NUXE SUN Delicious Cream for Face – High Protection SPF30 50ml.
4. Never worry about underwater accidents and your smartphone again! Tethys Waterproof Case for Smartphones, $10.67, Amazon.