Summertime essentials

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We are slowly warming up here in Utah, and seeing beautiful signs of Spring. Our family is really looking forward to getting out and having fun in the sun. I wanted to share these wonderful must haves for Families this coming summer.

Here are 10 beach must haves every family should get this summer

1. SwimZip Swimwear
SwimZip is UV 50+ swimwear that makes putting on and taking off a wet sticky
swimsuit a breeze! SwimZip has a full-length zipper down the front which makes it
easy to put-on and take-off, and it comes as a two piece set so if you have a little
one with diapers the changes are quick!
SwimZip blocks 99% of the UVA and UVB cancer causing rays from your little one’s
skin! You don’t have to worry about applying sunscreen where the SwimZip covers
and kids can spend hours of fun in the sun sunburn free!
$17.99 – $29.99
Available at
2. The Noblo Umbrella Buddy
Invented by two moms to stop fly away beach umbrellas (and the injuries that can
result from this), the Noblo is a simple to use beach umbrella anchor. Three easy
steps: 1) Fill noblo with sand, 2) velcro to beach umbrella, and 3) relax at the
beach. Noblo will take care of your beach umbrella.
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3. Zoe b organic Beach Toys

Made from corn, not petroleum.

•Safer for our kids: no toxic chemicals like BPA, phthalates.

•Safe for our oceans: If washed out to sea, our toys will fully break down in 2-3 years (not 500 years, like ordinary plastic).

•The world’s first biodegradable beach toys.

•Made in USA.

•5 pieces set: bucket, sifter/lid, shovel, 2 cups.

•Color: turquoise/lime, pink/orange

Available at

4. ShowNo beach towel
ShowNo is the ultimate kids 3-in-1 towel. It’s a bath towel, a cover up and a
changing towel all in one!
• No More having to carry everyone’s towel (along with everything else) to the
beach… kids can wear them!
• No More having to dry off and wrap up kids after bath time… they can dry
off and cover up on their own!
• No More having to hold a towel like a drape for kids to change behind in
privacy… they can put on their ShowNo and change all by themselves!
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5. Bogg Bag
Lack of beach bags that could suit a family’s needs sparked the creation of the
bogg™ bag. Needs were simple: a bag large enough to carry everything, that
wouldn’t fall over and spill, and that could be rinsed at the end of the day. After
coming up short, the founders decided to make their own. Use at the beach, pool,
gym, school, for shopping or play, the Bogg Bag comes in three great sizes and
many great color options. You’ll look great carrying them wherever you go! Want to
make your bogg™ unique? Customize and accessorize with fun bogg™ bits
accessories. Fun. Functional. Fashionable.
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6. SoYoung Insulated Cooler Bags
Perfect for bringing your drinks and snacks to the beach! Now with an easy clean,
leak proof insert for easy cleaning and to help avoid staining from spills. Use it as a
bottle bag for baby, pack your child’s drinks and snacks in it, or leave the kids at
home and take your lunch with you wherever you go. Need an extra hand? These
versatile bags can be snapped onto stroller handlebars or worn in either messenger
or backpack style.
$36.95 (Canadian currency)
Available at
7. Eye Cream Shades
Eyes Cream Shades is a leader in providing quality sunwear for kids ages 6 months
and above. As everyone knows, sunglasses are not “toys” or novelty items, but
serve an important health function -protecting precious eyes. All Eyes Cream frames
are fashion forward, comfortable, as well as durable; and all lenses are
polycarbonate and provide 100% UVA&UVB protection. Many celebrity moms and
dads sport their little ones in the Eyes Cream Shades brand.
8. Sand Gone
Sand Gone is an amazing dry powder that when applied to sandy parts of your
body, removes the sand leaving you skin soft and smooth. Made with all natural
ingredients with a hint of coconut fragrance; a must for Beachgoers.
9. S’well Water Bottle
S’well is a fashionable, reusable, sustainable water bottle company. Their bottles
are double walled in stainless steel leaving liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.
Not only will you have a great water bottle for the beach, but you will help in
S’well’s effort to bring clean water to the world’s poorest communities. Water is
essential for life, but one billion people (one sixth of the world’s population) do not
have safe access to it. To address this crisis, S’well is a proud to partner with


The bottles feature a quartz finish (no-slip) for that much-needed, sweaty-hand grip
– perfect for the beach on a hot day.
Available at
10.Dr. Robin All Natural
Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30+
Made in California and specially formulated by a Pediatric Dermatologist. Believing
less is more, Dr. Robin created this broad spectrum mineral sunscreen without
irritating chemicals, phthalates, parabens, or fragrance. Dr. Robin’s special
formula is: Gluten-free/ Water Resistant/ Formulated to minimize allergic reaction/
Coral Reef Safe.

Dr. Robin is Robin Schaffran, M.D., a caring mom who happens to be a Beverly Hills


Available at


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