5 Must-Have Summer Baby Items For Being Outdoors

When our first child was born, we lived in an apartment complex. There was no lavish backyard or pretty neighborhood, just a dilapidated courtyard, where school children would occasionally chase after one another. 

Fast forward four years and here we are in a good neighborhood and a nice house, with a backyard to boot! Now that summer is just within reach, we are ready to use that backyard as much as possible. But before heading outdoors it’s important to be prepared, especially with an active toddler and a baby to keep up with. So here are five essential outdoor baby items needed for summer.

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5 Must-Have Summer Baby Items

1. Baby Pop-Up Tent

Depending on the tent you choose, this can be the perfect purchase for your newly-minted bundle of joy. Your little one can nap peacefully, during the family barbecue or on the beach, all while protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

2. Pop N’ Sit Portable Booster

The portable booster is perfect for that awkward in-between stage–sitting, but not yet walking. Especially when it comes to a baby’s summer kryptonite: the lawn. Since most littles hate the feeling of grass on their little chubby legs, the portable booster makes for the perfect option. The snack tray is just an added bonus!

3. GoPod Portable Baby Activity Station 

If your little one loves her jumper, then a GoPod is a must-have for the great outdoors. While it doesn’t have that bouncing suspension of a traditional jumper, it does allow the baby to be in a standing position. The attached floor pad will keep your baby’s feet clean no matter where you set up shop. It also comes equipped with cup holders and loops to hang toys from.

4. Baby Pool

What I love most about this budget-friendly option is the price starts at $10–perfect for any summer budget. As your toddler is running circles through your backyard while leaping across the sprinkler, it’s important to have a little space for the baby where they won’t be trampled. A baby pool, with just enough water to splash their little hands in, is a great option!

5. Baby Swim Float

This is our favorite must-have item for the summer! Baby swim floats are so important for those summer vacations!

Now that summer is calling, have you checked to make sure you have the necessary items to spend time outdoors with your sweet baby by your side?



Nikki Wildemuth
Nikki is new to the area. She graduated from the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Campus in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. She married her husband the same year. Nikki loved the creativity of teaching and continues to bring that same creativity as a stay at home mom. During the day you can find her chasing after her precocious toddler. By night she is a Pinterest junkie! She enjoys getting out and spending time with her family!


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