9 Summer Essentials Every New Mom Should Carry

It’s warm and you’re ready to get outside and play. Up your outing with these stylish and practical products that do everything from keeping your babes cool to protecting them from the sun. Scroll down to see our sunny-weather picks that’ll truly make your summer.

1. CB GO Wipes Case by Chewbeads
Wipes may do a dirty job, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look chic. Chewbeads’ 100% silicone wipes case fits 25-30 wipes on one side and has enough space on the other side for necessities like keys, diaper cream and your phone. There’s an adjustable strap to attach to your stroller, bag or wrist, depending on how light you want to travel.

Available at chewbeads.com, $28.

2. Grab & Go Hide & Chic Nursing Scarf by Skip Hop
If you prefer to cover up while nursing, this versatile scarf pairs modern style with soft, breathable fabric. It has a mesh window so you can peek in on your baby without flashing everyone around and can be worn as a poncho or over one shoulder.

Available at skiphop.com, $30.

3. Reusable Storage Bags by Stasher
Elevate your snacks with these reusable silicone bags, which come in bright colors and hip designs. The storage bags are lightweight, portable, reusable and dishwasher-safe. You can also pop them in the microwave or freezer, opening up your snack options.

Available at stasherbag.com, $9.99–$11.99.

4. Original Aviator Sunglasses by Babiators
Protecting your little one’s eyes from the sun makes both practical sense and fashion sense. Slip these shades on your babe—they come in a variety of colors—and you have an instant photo op. Babiators provide 100% UVA and UVB protection, flexible frames, and impact- and shatter-resistant lenses.

Available at amazon.com, $20.

5. Yoee Baby Toy by Yoee
These adorable critters are a feathery toy, teether and rattle in one, so you don’t need to load up your bag with other playthings. Yoee Babies come in monkey, puppy, lion and kitty versions and offer a variety of ways to play so they’ll grow with your baby.

Available at yoeebaby.com, $24.99.

6. Disney Baby Swaddles by Aden + Anais
Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blankets are known for their soft, breathable fabric that helps keep babies cool in warm weather. With their new Disney Baby collection, featuring Mickey, Minnie and Winnie the Pooh, they’ve added subtle patterns of kid favorites to dress up a summer day. Use them as a stroller cover, burp cloth, a blanket to lay on or a nursing cover.

Available at amazon.com, $39.99–$54.99.


7. Sun Hats by iPlay
These wide-brimmed sun hats feature a strap to keep them on your baby’s head, regardless of the wind gusts or tiny hands that try to knock them off. The quick-drying material is UPF 50+, easily packable and available in a variety of colors and patterns. They also coordinate with iPlay swimsuits for a cute head-to-tush look.

Available at iplaybaby.com, $14.

8. Insulated Stainless Steel Sippy Cup by EcoVessel
These sleek insulated sippy cups (for kids 6+ months) are stainless steel with a silicone spout, and come in four bright colors. They keep water cold for hours without chilling little fingers in the process.

Available at ecovessel.com, $21.95.

9. The Pop Pacifier by Doddle & Co
If dropping pacifiers drives you crazy, you’ll love this. When dropped, the nipple pops back into its own self-protective bubble so the nipple doesn’t come in contact with the dirty ground. With less washing and no need for paci cases, this compact soother is perfect for when you’re on the go.

Available at doddleandco.com, $9.99.

What other products are a must-have in your summer baby bag? Tell us in the comments!

—Heather Dixon


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