I cannot believe June starts tomorrow! Summer is HERE! This year, we have a few trips + activities planned for this Summer and I am so excited! Gracie is almost 2 and she’s really starting to enjoy our short vacays! We just recently went on a long weekend beach trip and I’m ready to share some tips + tricks that we learned. Hopefully it will help your summer trips go more smoothly! We all need more of that. LOL.
*This post is sponsored by Pampers + Babies “R” Us, but all opinions, photos, and video are my own! *
TIP #1 – Go to Babies “R” Us before your Summer getaway! They have everything you need from sippy cups, to insulated cooler bags, an endless supply of Pampers diapers, and even Dreft detergent to help get out those pesky vacation stains! I love Babies “R” Us because it really is a one stop shop for all Gracie’s needs – especially stocking up on diapers.
Watch this video to see some of my favorite Babies “R” Us essentials for Summer!
TIP #2 – Go with the FLOW. On vacation, it’s good to have a plan not necessarily an itinerary. When the days are TOO scheduled, it leads to stress. Have an easy-going plan, and be okay when it has to change. Gracie was NOT supposed to find this puddle of water and get soaking wet in her clothes, but it’s okay. We took her back to get changed + bathed and then we went on with our night! That’s the fun part about vacation!
PS- Gracie was wearing Pampers swaddlers during her little *accidental beach swim* and although her diaper was full it actually still wasn’t LEAKING. I swear these things are magic. You’ll always find these in my diaper bag.
TIP #3 – Get a hotel room or a house with a washer + dryer. Okay, no one likes to do laundry on vacation. But you know what’s worse? Doing loads of laundry when you get home. I always like to book our trips with a washer + dryer. Gracie is a messy girl and always gets stains on her gorgeous vacation clothes. When we are done for the day, I use my Dreft stain remover to get out the tough stains. Then I wash her clothes with Dreft detergent and they look like new!
TIP #4 – Wear baby out. LOL. I love this about vacation. All the beaching, boating, and swimming wears Gracie out so MUCH. She always sleeps really great on our getaways. Sometimes she’ll sleep till 11 AM. I’m not even kidding. It’s GLORIOUS. We always make sure to put a dry Pampers Swaddlers on her at night after her bath. Pampers Swaddlers have up to 12 hours of overnight protection – which helps Gracie sleep even longer. I also love the color changing strip on these diapers. It helps to know when she’s gone when we are out and about on vacation.
TIP #5 – Have fun! Seriously, enjoy this time with your little ones. Make time for adventures + take a million photos and videos. Have you ever thought about this? You only have 18 SUMMERS with your little one before they are off on their own. EIGHTEEN. Make the most of it!!
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