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Summer 2018 Trends and Must-Have Accessories

Summer 2018 Trends and Must-Have Accessories

Have I already mentioned that I am SO excited for summer? Like once or twice? Or maybe a million times? Well, I am! And so is my little boy! He just wants to play outside all day, every day, with his cousins and friends, and he is begging us to buy one of those huge swingset playsets for our backyard! And I want to buy one for him so, so bad! I just can't wait for summer, and I'm so excited to stock up on all of our summertime essentials—hopefully, that includes that amazing playset! ;) Here are a few of our favorite summertime accessories!

Sun Protection

When you're out in the sun with your little ones all day, sun protection is definitely a top priority! So here are a few products to help you keep your baby safe from those harmful UV rays! We love Sun Bum's Baby Bum line of products. They're vegan, paraben-free, and most importantly, tear-free! Here are a few of our favorite products from Sun Bum.

Sun Bum Baby Bum SPF

Sun Bum Baby Bum SPF 50 Lotion - 3oz

Baby Bum SPF Stick

Sun Bum Baby Bum SPF 50 Stick

Baby Bum Calming Lotion

Sun Bum Baby Bum Calming Lotion

Sun Bum Baby Bum Every Day Lotion

Sun Bum Baby Bum Everyday Lotion

Sun Bum Baby Bum Hand Sanitizer

Sun Bum Baby Bum Hand Sanitizer  

We also really love these i play., Inc. sun hats because they are made from a lightweight, breathable, quick-dry, UPF 50+ material. So they will definitely keep your little one cool, comfortable, and protected from the sun for all of your favorite summer adventures!

I Play 

i play., Inc. Flap Sun Hat - Gray 

I Play Flap Pink

 i play., Inc. Flap Sun Hat - Light Pink

Flap Sun Hat Blue

i play., Inc. Flap Sun Hat - Navy

Brim Sun Hat Grey

 i play., Inc. Brim Sun Hat - Gray

Brim Sun Hat Pink

i play., Inc. Brim Sun Hat - Light Pink

Brim Sun Hat Blue

i play., Inc. Brim Sun Hat - Navy 

We also love these Jack and Winn trucker hats because the mesh panel in the back makes them breathable and a much cooler option for the summer. They have adjustable snapbacks and are available in a variety of sizes, so it will be easy to find one to fit any age!

Jack and Winn Trucker Maroon

Jack and Winn Forman Trucker Snapback Children's Hat

Jack and Winn Trucker Blue

Jack and Winn Huxley Blue Trucker Children's Hat

We also have a ton of cute sunglasses for kids, and since they retail at $9.99 you won't have to stress out about them getting broken! If you're looking for cute summer sunglass for your kiddo, call us at 1-888-677-5583 to order or visit us in-store!

Towels

My little boy loves to wrap up in a cozy towel or robe after a day at the pool or the lake, so I love these cute hooded towels from Little Unicorn. I also love that we're now carrying them in sizes for little kids and big kids, so when your kiddo outgrows the smaller size (probably around 15-18 months) you can size up and buy the big kid towel! And the larger towels have the same hood and pockets as the smaller towels, they're just much larger!

Little Unicorn Cotton Hooded Towel and Wash Cloth

Little Unicorn Cotton Hooded Towel & Wash Cloth - Lemon

LU Cotton Hooded Towel and Washcloth

Little Unicorn Cotton Hooded Towel & Wash Cloth - Summer Poppy

High Tide

Little Unicorn Cotton Hooded Towel & Wash Cloth - High Tide

Narwahl

Little Unicorn Cotton Hooded Towel & Wash Cloth - Narwhal

Shark

Little Unicorn Big Kid Cotton Hooded Towel - Shark

Tropical Leaf

 Little Unicorn Big Kid Cotton Hooded Towel - Tropical Leaf

                      

Shoes

Salt Water Sandals are my absolute favorite summertime sandals—for myself and for my little man! They are can be worn in the water, in the sand, and around town. And they last forever! A couple summers ago, I bought an inexpensive pair of sandals for my little boy, and they wore out before summer had even started! So I decided to spend a little more and buy him a pair of Salt Water Sandals, and they lasted all summer long! And they're actually tucked away in my box of things to save for another kiddo.

White

Hoy Shoe Original Salt Water Sandals - White

Gold

Hoy Shoe Original Salt Water Toddler Sandals - Gold

Navy

Hoy Shoe Original Salt Water Toddler Sandals - Navy

SW Red

Hoy Shoe Original Salt Water Toddler Sandals - Red

SW Silver

Hoy Shoe Original Salt Water Toddler Sandals - Silver

SW Tan

Hoy Shoe Original Salt Water Toddler Sandals - Tan

Native Shoes are another fun option for summertime shoes! They don't have buckles, so it's easy to put them on and take them off. And the toes are covered, so I love that they're a lightweight shoe but still have toe protection.

Native Gray

Native Shoes Jefferson - Pigeon Grey/Shell White

Native Purple

Native Shoes Jefferson - Peace Purple/Milk Pink

Native Pool Bling

Native Shoes Jefferson Bling Glitter - Pool Bling/Shell White

Native Ragata Blue

Native Shoes Jefferson - Regatta Blue/Shell White

Native Torch Red

Native Shoes Jefferson - Torch Red/Shell White

Teethers

These cute Itzy Ritzy Teethers are so cute for the summer! They're made of a non-toxic silicone and free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead, and cadmium. Their open design makes it easy for little fingers to hold onto them, and they have a textured side for soothing sore gums. And check out these cute designs!

IR Cactus 

 Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teether - Cactus

Itzy Ritzy Pineapple

Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teether - Pineapple

Itzy Ritzy Ice Cream

Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teether - Ice Cream

I also love these cute Oli & Carol Farmers Market Teethers.They are made from 100 percent natural latex taken from Hevea Malaysian trees and hand-painted with natural, food-grade dyes. They are completely non-toxic and free of BPA, PVC, phthalate, and nitrosamine. They were designed in Barcelona and hand-painted in Morocco, and they are available in a variety of shapes!

Oli & Carol Avocado

Oli & Carol Teether Toy - Arnold the Avocado

Oli & Carol Banana

Oli & Carol Teether Toy - Ana Banana

Oli & Carol Broccoli

Oli & Carol Teether Toy - Brucy the Broccoli

Oli & Carol Carrot

Oli & Carol Teether Toy - Cathy the Carrot

Oli & Carol Kale

Oli & Carol Teether Toy - Kendall the Kale

Oli & Carol Watermelon

Oli & Carol Teether Toy - Wally the Watermelon

Swaddle Blankets

A lightweight cotton or bamboo muslin swaddle blanket is definitely a must-have for summer! And they can be used for so much more than swaddling your newborn! For our little boy's first couple of summers, we used his swaddle blankets all the time! Over the top of his infant car seat or stroller to shade him from the sun. As a nursing cover. And so many other things!

LU Tanlines

Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Quilt - Tan Lines

LU Tan Lines

Little Unicorn Single Cotton Swaddle - Tan Lines

CK Ice Cream

Clementine Kids Cotton Muslin Single Swaddle - Ice Cream

CK Ice Cream

Clementine Kids Cotton Muslin Reversible Quilt - Ice Cream

LU Brain Freeze

Little Unicorn Single Cotton Muslin Swaddle - Brain Freeze

LU Pink Ladies

Little Unicorn Bamboo Deluxe Muslin Swaddle 2 - Pack - Pink Ladies

LU Shark

Little Unicorn Single Cotton Swaddle - Shark

LU Treasure Map

Little Unicorn Single Cotton Muslin Swaddle - Treasure Map

LOU LOU Lollipop Narwhals and Mermaids

Loulou LOLLIPOP Swaddle Blanket - Mermaids and Narwhals

Summer Diaper Bag

Last, but not least, if you're looking for the perfect summer bag for all of your adventures, check out this cute Logan + Lenora Oversized Carryall Tote! It can be used as a beach bag, pool bag, or a carryall tote for any adventure! It is big enough to carry everything you'll need, waterproof, and super cute! It has a large outer exterior zipper pocket and another large interior zipper pocket. And I love these cute prints!

Logan + Lenora Bag

Logan + Lenora Oversized Carryall Tote - Audrey Stripe

Logan + Lenora Spots

Logan + Lenora Oversized Carryall Tote - Spots

Logan + Lenora Palmtastic

Logan + Lenora Oversized Carryall Tote - Palmtastic

I just love all of these cute summer products, but I have to say that Logan + Lenora Oversized Carryall Tote is my absolute favorite! And I'd love to fill it with all of our favorite summertime essentials! Like the Salt Water Sandals and Sun Bum Baby Bum SPF 50 Lotion! Have I mentioned that I'm really excited for summer?!?!

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