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List of Summer Essentials for the Whole Family

Spring may have just started but it won’t be long before summer kicks off. The summer season for most family means camp, cookouts, swimming pools, beaches, and vacations. If you’re going to have fun this summer, it’s probably a good idea to make sure that you’re prepared. With all these fun outdoor activities going on, having these summertime essentials is a must with online resources like these.

Seasonal Clothing

It’s time to put away the jeans, long-sleeve shirts, sweaters, and hoodies, and purchase clothes that are more comfortable for the season. Chances are your kids have outgrown everything from last summer, so you’ll need to go shopping for them. Be sure to look for comfortable clothing with breathable fabrics so they can stay cool. More importantly, however, go with high-quality brands as you probably know how easy it is for kids to wreck an outfit.


Whether you plan on taking the kids to a pool, the beach, on vacation, or they’ll be swimming at summer camp, you can’t have too many swimsuits and trunks on hand. Right about now, you can find great deals online and in stores on swimwear for the entire family so be sure to take advantage of that. You can even find something cool for your pets like a waterproof collar perfect for pool and beach trips.

First Aid Kit

Though it seems kids can find anything to end up getting hurt on, when they’re outdoors, there’s always a risk for injury. You want to be prepared to handle everything from a scrape or bruise to a bad cut or twisted ankle. So, make sure that you have a first aid kit fully stocked with bandages, ointment, saline solution, and ice packs.

Sunscreen and Bug Guard

As great as it feels to have the sun on your skin, too much exposure without proper protection can lead to sunburns and even skin cancer. Protect your family by purchasing sunscreen. Since bugs and bug bites can be a real hassle in the summer, bug guard is another essential you’ll want to have on hand this summer for your family.

Outdoor Toys and Activities

This is the perfect season to get your kids from in front of a television screen or glued to a smartphone! If you want them to get outside and enjoy themselves, however, you’ll need to have some cool toys and activities for them to have fun with. You can buy books, board games, cards, jump ropes, pool toys, buckets, shovels, and whatever else the kids might like. You can throw in some educational items as well. For instance science kits, math games, and other items will do wonders for keeping your kid’s minds sharp throughout the summer.

There are so many things for families to do this summer. Road trips, camping, swimming, beach vacations, backyard barbecues, television, summer camp, carnivals festivals, the list just goes on and on. If you plan on experiencing a few or even all of these things this year, it’s a good idea to start preparing now. That way you have the next few weeks to just enjoy the time with the ones you love.

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Carlos Garcia

What if you had one hour left to live? What would you do? I created The One Hour Life Plan to help answer those questions through plenty of blog posts to demonstrate that you don't need to wait until the last hour.

Show your loved ones you care about them, travel to the most remote regions of earth, start a business, and do whatever makes you feel fulfilled without regrets.


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