Trying to get out the door is never an easy task when you have a troop like I do. In order to ensure I always have what I need before we leave I have created a simple Lake or Beach Vacation Packing List. I simply check it off before we go and that way we always have everything we need to be comfortable and safe so we can focus on having more fun! You can print my list + check out the 5 products you probably didn’t know you needed and why below.
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Summertime Lake or Beach Vacation Packing List + FREE Printable
While most things you need to pack for your lake or beach vacation are simple to remember, like towels and sunscreen, there are a few products that we have found to be incredibly useful over the years. We had to learn the hard way with most of these items but you can save precious vacation time by learning from our mistakes. Trust me when I say you NEED these 5 products in your lake or beach bag.
The 5 Products you Didn’t Know You Needed on Your Beach Vacation Packing List
1 Hyland’s Earache Drops
Kids are in the water ALL day when they are at a lake or a beach. After hours and hours of swimming you can bet you are going to hear some complaints about earaches. A simple remedy to help relieve fever, pain, irritability and sleeplessness is a few drops of Hyland’s Earache Drops. Hyland’s is a brand I have personally trusted for years. It started with their teething tablets when my babies were little. And, then their Nerve Tonic really helped our kids deal with some of the stresses of international travel.
Hyland’s Earache Drops are a natural blend of botanicals and minerals that are homeopathically prepared. And, because they contain no alcohol there is ZERO sting- YAY! Packing Hyland’s Earache Drops can help your little ones feel better fast so you can get back to having fun!
2 Bug Spray
Bug bites are no fun for anyone. Not only are they uncomfortable but no they can also carry things like the Zika virus. As the CDC states that the “best way to prevent Zika is to protect yourself from mosquito bites” and the best way we have found to protect ourselves is by making sure we apply bug spray before heading out to the lake or the beach with the kids.
3 Anti-Itch Cream
Of course even though you try your best to protect against harmful bites it is best to travel with an anti-itch cream too just in case someone does get bit. Our daughter tends to have large reactions to bug bites and foolishly it took us years, and even a trip to the ER in Costa Rica, before realizing how helpful an anti-itch/ analgesic cream is at preventing the bug bite reactions from getting worse.
4 Baby Powder
To make sure the sand stays at the beach or lake and not all over your car our go-to product is baby powder. You simply rub the powder on sandy legs and feet before you let the kids hop in the car. The baby powder dries up the wet sand making it easy to wipe off.
5 Bags for Wet Clothes
There is nothing worse than going to grab a warm sweatshirt in the evening only to find it is cold and damp because the kids threw their wet bathing suit right on top of it. To prevent that from happening we pack bags for wet clothes. My favorite ones are super cute and the bags lay flat so they easily fit inside my other larger bags. And they have a moisture-resistant wipe able interior that keeps the wet stuff from getting on the dry stuff. These also work great for the potty-training days in case you have soiled clothes that you need to store.
Find EVERYTHING you need to pack for your next lake or beach vacation in my FREE Printable Packing List below.
>>PRINTABLE LAKE OR BEACH VACATION PACKING LIST<<
Are there any go-to products that you have found that make your lake or beach vacation smoother and more fun??
If so make sure to share them in the comments below.
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