Babies and beaches do not go very well together. It’s hot, it’s sunny, it’s sandy. Those are not typically things that work well with infants.
I will never forget the first time I took my baby boy to the beach. He was about 2 months old and we were in Hawaii, at an extremely windy, sandy beach. There was just nowhere to PUT him. And putting his carseat down in the sand meant finding sandy bits in every crevice for weeks to come. The beach was beautiful but the awkwardness of juggling an infant made it unpleasant for everyone.
Fast forward four years and that little guy is 4 years old with a 3-month-old baby sister. On our recent trip to Hawaii, there was no avoiding the beach. Luckily I found an excellent solution to this baby/beach conundrum: an infant travel crib.