Summer Essentials for Mama & Baby

Hope everyone is enjoying the first week of summer!! It goes without saying that it feels like summer started in April here in AZ. It has been hot, hot, hot! Today I wanted to share our summer essentials for mama and baby that we are currently loving :)

Let's start off with my favorites for Odette! Since this is Odette's first real summer playing in her baby pool we're all about playing in the shade. I haven't found a good sunscreen that doesn't aggravate eczema, so we set up her pool where it's shady and keep her time in the sun to a minimum. Feel free to leave any of your favorite baby sunscreens below! I am loving this swimsuit and cover up from Target. They are both super affordable and adorable in these girly colors. Aside from swimwear, no summer pool outfit is complete without baby sunglasses. I found these mini aviators at the Disney store and they are sooo cute!

 Checking out her sunnies!

Odette got this Intex baby fish pool for her birthday and it is the perfect size for a first time swimmer! I love that it creates plenty of shade as well :)

 Fish Baby Shade Pool

On to my favorite summer picks for myself! This summer I've come to the sad realization that I haven't bought a new swimsuit since my honeymoon. Considering that was 3 1/2 years ago I went on the hunt for a new one! Since having Odette I'm not as thrilled with bikinis, so I really wanted to find a one piece. I haven't had a one piece swimsuit since I was a kid and didn't want to have the typical mom suit! I searched around and finally bought a halter one piece from forever 21. I love the style and classic black is always a win in my book :) I think it will be perfect with my cheap aviators that I picked up at Target last month! Now if I could only find a black floppy hat (pictured below) I'll be set.

Another thing that I've been obsessed with is Jergens Firming Natural Glow! I used this about 6 years ago and it smelled so bad and was so streaky I never thought I would buy it again. Honestly, it was probably the worst self tanner ever! I recently came upon a good review that said it had been reformulated and smelled a lot better. I picked this up at Target last week not expecting miracles but I ended up loving it! Within a few days I had a subtle tan without even going in the sun :) The smell is not bad at all and it doesn't leave any streaks as long as you rub it in well.

swimsuit || aviators || Jergen 

What are your mama and baby summer essentials?

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