Baby Essentials, Lake House Edition!

Alright, three lake house weekends into the summer and I think we have it down with Da Bubba. 

Keeping Jack cool, calm, and comfortable is the KEY to a relaxing time for Mama & Daddy-
Here are a few of the essential items to keep all three of the above a check, check, & check!

Baby Hideaway Pool
This pool is awesome because it is small enough to put on the dock and on the boat, yet big enough for someone (me) to get in it with him. Bubba loves it and it keeps him nice and cool on super hot days!

SwimWays Canopy Spring Float
THIS. This is the NUMBER ONE best thing that we have for Bubba at the lake. We put him in here and swim around with him, and he is SO so happy! When we put the shade up it keeps him from getting too much sun and it is secure enough that I don't have to freak about him falling out!

Swim Sunshade Hat
I feel like it's a right of passage that EVERY baby have their dorky white sun hat. Jack refuses to keep sunglasses on his face, so this is a lifesaver when it comes to keeping the sun out of his eyes. It also protects his head, neck, and face from getting too much sun! I love him in it :)

Stearns Hydroprene Infant Life Jacket
This is essential for us. We go on lots of boat rides and I am a NERVOUS wreck about Bubba in the water. Unfortunately, Jack really hates having any movement being restricted. All life jackets restrict movement and we have actually gone through THREE before finding the right one that he could tolerate. 

Little Tikes Snug'n Secure Swing
This isn't a water item, but awesome for when he needs a break from sunbathing. My parents put one of these up in the front yard of their lake house and Jack could live in it. 

Without these things, I am not sure if lake weekends would be bare-able for our family of three! But lucky for us, Jack was born for the lake life - with the help of these items we are set up to have one fantastic summer full of lake and sun fun :)

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K said...

Great list! My parents have a beach house so we'll be spending many weekends there this summer with our 8 mo old, so this list helps us too.

Following your blog :)


Jelli said...

Thanks for the list. I recently posted a few similar baby essentials lists, but hadn't seen one about summer fun. Thanks for sharing. Found you from the blog hop and now following GFC.

THE COOK'S said...

New follower from the blog hop!! :) Your little family is adorable!! Excited to read more.

Karen Fieri said...

We used to spend the summers at a lake with our babies too and going prepared makes so much more enjoyable! The canopy spring float was one of my favorites for the kids! Your son is adorable!

Texas Tanners said...

Your Jack is adorable! We love the name Jack & are considering it for one of our twin boys due in Oct. New follower from the hop, excited to read more!

kendra @ little almanac said...

I need to get a blow up pool for my little gal to play in rather than being in the bathtub! Thanks for the inspiration.

Cassie {two-in-diapers.blogspot.com} said...

I love this list! Especially the floaties... I've been looking for a good one! I found you on the GFC blog hop, and I'm happy to be your newest follower! I'd love for you to check me out at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com and maybe follow me back! :)

Sami said...

He is sooo cute in this little hat :)

Julie Rogers said...

Great list---we are at the beach this week and our baby pool gets SO much use. The ocean scares these boys just a little too much:)

I wanted to tell you to get over to our boy giveaway this week...http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2012/06/giveaway-for-boys-and-their-dads.html to get some awesome swimsuits for the boys in your life!!!!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

Looks like y'all are all set. Have a great trip!