The hot weather is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to sweat over taking your baby to the beach for the first time. Make baby’s beach day a success by grabbing the essentials at these local stores.
It’s safety first when bringing baby to the beach. West Coast Kids is the perfect one-stop-shop, offering a wide-range of natural, worry-free sunscreens and baby life vests for the water. They even have a DEET and insecticide-free mosquito repellent called the Love Bug that imitates the sound of a dragonfly’s wing beat – the mosquito’s mortal enemy.
4428 Main Street, Vancouver
This environmentally conscious and incredibly cute lifestyle store for kids aged 0 to 6 carries affordable swim sets, and decorative beach blankets, guaranteed for easy cleanup. Don’t forget to grab a pair of trendy Babiators. These stylish sunglasses offer 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, and are impact and shatter resistant. Oh, and they’re also 100 perfect BPA-free for little munchers.
2675 Arbutus Street (at W 11th Ave), Vancouver
Keep your baby beach-chic in a colourful Baby Kimono Onesie from Redfish. These little wraps follow the traditional Japanese style, and are super cosy for a waddling along in the sand, or snoozing in the shade. Don’t forget to check out the store’s summer reading selection.
851 Hornby Street & 2474 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Don’t spend more than you have to on your family beach vacation, rent the necessities from Wee Travel instead. Need a beach cabana to shade your baby? Rent it for $4. You can even grab some extra beach toys for just $5. These guys even deliver! But get your orders in before the summer rush.
Pick up location East Vancouver, near Fraser & Kingsway