Summer is almost upon us! Beth Kuehl, lifestyle expert and co-founder of The Great Plate and Lifestyle Expert, has compiled our favorite finds for families this season. These handy little helpers solve life’s inevitable problems during a day at the beach, spending time outdoors, or relaxing poolside with little ones in tow – parents will always be ready for anything with these smart finds this summer!UVSkinz
• Love spending time outdoors and want peace of mind that the whole family is sun safe? UV Skinz is a simple solution.
• This line of sun protective swimwear that also functions as every day wear includes wraps, water jackets, sun and swim shirts, board shorts, beach capris, hoodies, hats and more for the entire family.
• It’s the tight weave of UV Skinz fabric that blocks out the sun’s rays. Throwing on your UV Skinz is so much easier than lathering on chemical sunscreen and by covering up with UV Skinz you won’t miss a spot and get a sunburn.
• Sizes start at 3-6 months up to adult.www.uvskinz.comThe LifeChanger by Anna & Eve:
• The LifeChanger is the first ever diaper bag that converts into a diaper changing station.
• It has four mesh pouches to hold all the essentials such as bottles, diapers, wipes, clothes and toys.
• When used as a diaper bag, it can be worn 3 ways: as a shoulder bag, backpack or messenger bag
• When it’s time for a diaper change, unfold The LifeChanger and place the baby on the included soft cotton pad.
• Comes in red, gray or blue.
• Retail price $125www.annaandeve.comBokos Sandals
• Bokos are ultra-durable, easy to clean, anti-slip sandals.
• They are perfect for wearing after a workout, around the pool, on the boat, on the beach and around the campsite.
• Bokos are constructed using non-porous rubber material, which helps block out dirt and keep your sandals clean. This material also helps eliminate odor and keep your Bokos smelling fresh. They come in a variety of colors and sizes for men and women.
• Less than $20www.bokosusa.comGreat Coaster
• Keep Drinks & Water Bottles From Spilling in the Sand or Grass
• Brand new to market, the Great Coaster was developed to solve a common problem…where to set a drink, sippy cup or water bottle when playing at the beach or at a picnic!
• Just like the Great Plate, Great Coaster is made from durable BPA free polypropylene and is microwaveable, dishwasher safe, reusable, and recyclable. Made in the USA!www.greatplate.netBugBand Wristbands – Keep Pesky Pests Away Naturally
Keep pests away when lounging on the beach or by the pool this summer with BugBand Wristbands! Safe for the entire family, the waterproof BugBand wristband is an effective, DEET-free band that works effectively to repel insects naturally for up to 120 hours! The vapors from the plastic BugBand Wristband form a protective shield around the immediate area, keeping insects such as mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and no-see-ums, a safe distance away. While many repellents are easily diluted or rinsed off with swimming or perspiration, the wristband just keeps working, up to 120 hours. It’s packaged in an innovative reusable plastic “pod” to store the wristband which can be sealed between uses. Designed with a patented break-away strap that snaps if it becomes entangled, the BugBand can also be worn on belt loops, hatbands, pet collars, fastened in tents, attached to baby carriages or applied to other areas where insects could be a problem. Individual wristbands are available in olive green, blue, yellow, red, pink, black, orange, purple, glow-in-the-dark and a Family 4-Pack. Starting at $4.95 each. Towelettes and Pump Sprays are available for heavy protection, as well.www.bugband.netIce Chips Candy
? Ice Chips are a delicious, all-natural and sugar-free candy that helps keeps smiles bright!
? Made with xylitol and safe for expectant women and diabetics, Ice Chips keep breath fresh and teeth healthier.
? Over 20 flavors availablewww.icechipscandy.com