Summer Essentials From The Plaid Giraffe

by Nathan Yax

It’s time to stock up for Summer! Here are our favorite must-haves


  • When we think of Summer, we think of swimming! Whether it’s at the pool or the beach or in your own backyard, a swimsuit is a must. A suit with a rash guard is a great option for sun protection, especially if you’ll be outside all day. For babies and toddlers, swim hats are great for that, too!

  • Speaking of hats, we think a baseball cap is a Summer essential! Any time the kiddos are spending extended periods outside in the sun, protecting their little heads from sunburn with hats is much easier (and less messy) than figuring out how to get sunscreen on their skin but not in their hair! We love these fun Wee Ones hats!

    • Another accessory to consider is sunglasses- even for babies! The best way to get your kids to learn to keep glasses on their face is to start young. Some babies will rip them right off, let’s be honest, but it might help them in the long run! Babiators are perfect for little faces.

      • Of course, no Summer essentials list from us would be complete without talking about clothes! This year, we’ve been loving matching sets! For girls, easy to wear bike shorts and tees are the way to go- plus they’re easy to wash! For boys, we also like a soft short, even more than the classic khaki or cargo.

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