The StrollerTraffic editors and Scouts have scoured the web to find the coolest stuff for the hot season. And yes, there are deals. And giveaways. Happy sunshine, happy saltwater, happy shopping!
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Her introduction to cheetah print done right. Available at pinkchicken.com
Warning: you're going to be stopped (a lot) by strangers asking where you got these. Available at zappos.com.
This wear-anywhere dress comes in 12 gorg colors, and you're going to
want need them all. Available at juneandjanuary.com.
Classic cut and one-of-a-kind design? We say match made in heaven. Available at rickshawdesign.com.
Nothing screams "beach nap" like a towelling hoodie. Available at bodenusa.com.
When the inevitable heat wave hits, who says style has to suffer? Available at ryleeandcru.com.
Between the bold print and sweet details (we're looking at you, flutter sleeves), totally worth the splurge. Available at childrensalon.com.
Every summer wardrobe needs a graphic tee, so why not one with a zen-ful reminder? Available at spiritualgangster.com.
A breathable shade for your baby’s seat that will actually put? Score. Available at littleunicorn.com.
Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen has the FDA's highest allowable levels of SPF, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and water resistance (80 minutes), and the EWG’s top rating (1). It's free of parabens, phthalates, PABA, 1,4 dioxane and nano particles, and applies easily with a non-oily feel. Available at gothinkbaby.com.
Protect baby’s delicate skin from sand, sun, and surf with this long-sleeved rash guard with UPF50+ sun protection. (Perfect to pair with a reusable Charlie Banana Swim Diaper!). Available at charliebanana.com.
Keep strolling comfy in the heat with this padded seat liner that helps regulate baby's temperature by wicking away moisture and promoting air flow. Available at nordstrom.com.
This long-sleeved hooded pullover protects against sun and wind with cool-wearing Capilene Silkweight fabric with 50+ UPF sun protection. Available at patagonia.com.
Shades as fun as your summer days. Available at subsidy-shades.myshopify.com.
The Sport-Brella features SPF 50+, side vents, and 9 feet of sun protection– the perfect combo for a toddler to build their sandy wonderland. Perfect for you? The 3-second setup and breakdown. Available at amazon.com.
Cold water will stay cold for up to 24 hours in a size perfect for little hands. (Worried about spills? Opt for the sport cap.) Available at hydroflask.com.
Keep your precious cargo from squinting with one of these on both backseat windows. Available at uppababy.com.
Available in a plethora of fun prints and bold colors, the stylish and secure Reusable Swim Diaper is ingeniously made with one waterproof layer and an ultra-soft and absorbent TENCEL® fabric layer. Available at charliebanana.com.
The water and sand resistant Beach Sounds works with any smart phone or tablet (or kick it old school and use the AM/FM tuner) to play your summer soundtrack anywhere. Available at sunnylife.com.
Give your little explorer an up-close view of their shoreline discoveries. Available at fatbraintoys.com.
The Mimo comes with customizable tabs to ensure a good fit, and is made from splash-friendly material to ensure a good time. Available at goplae.com.
Narwhals are the new unicorns, after all. Available at blumonet.com.
The classic swim trunk gets a fun update. Available at bergdorfgoodman.com.
This mitt is infused with an unscented, talcum-free powder to help dust off stubborn sand (it's formulated to work atop sunscreen) for your babe – and you. Available at sandoff.com.
Selected by Katie Hampton, San Francisco: Store wet suits (and your Charlie Bananas reusable swim diapers) in this genuis bag – it's the standard size of a wet bag, but features a half-moon shape to allow for more volume. Available at kangacare.com.
This US Coast Guard-approved device ensures they'll stay afloat. Available at coleman.com.
Scoot, scoop, pour, fill, sift, and pack with this super-portable set in the perfect size for the under-3 crowd. Available at amazon.com.
The Mini2Go is suitable for 18-months to 5-years, eventually converting to a stand-up scooter with an adjustable T-bar. Available at microkickboard.com
After a long afternoon of playing, nothing beats a cushy spot to kick back with a sippy cup. Available at kidkraft.com.
Does anything guarantee fun more than an inflatable rainbow sprinkler? Nope. Available at potterybarnkids.com.
The LilyPad play mat is suitable for indoors and outdoors, folds easily for travel, and its pebble design promotes air flow to keep baby cool. Available at nordstrom.com.
Finally, everyone can have their own wand. Available at amazon.com.
Mixing the paints (they come in powder form) might be just as fun as the stamping. Added bonus: it’s all made from ingredients you can actually pronounce. Available at ecokidsusa.com.
If a dump truck is a must-have in the summer toy stash, why not make it an eco-friendly one? Available at greentoys.com.
Picnics, beach outings, crafts in the backyard – this stain-resistant (translation: no laundering necessary) mat will be home to it all. Available at gathre.com.
Ventilated mesh pulls away heat and humidity, the zip-off mattress is washer and dryer safe, and the bassinet folds with the frame. Travel with baby just got a whole lot easier. Available at nuna.eu.
Because she needs a suitcase as magical as her adventures. Available at trunki.com.
Take the iconic, functional design of the Maclaren Volo, add bold and playful patterns inspired by Dylan’s Candy Bar, and you have the stroller of the summer. Available at maclaren.com.
Inward carry, outward carry, or back carry in Stokke’s ergonomical design in breathable mesh. Available at mbeans.com.
It’s not a diaper bag, it’s not a wet bag— this is the carry-all for everything else. Sand toys, soccer balls, and beach towels will finally have a home with this (mashine washable) do-it-all bag. Available at 7amenfant.com.
Rusty the Robot and his plethora of ribbons, crinkles, plastic rings, and squeaks make for one entertaining stroller bestie. Available at target.com.
Be ready for boo-boo’s, the dreaded summer fever, and everything in between with this first aid kit designed to fit it all. Available at target.com.
Selected by Michelle Green, Austin: Replace plastic snack bags with this reusable bag made from food-grade silicone. It can go from the freezer to the stovetop to the dishwasher and back again (and again). Available at stasherbag.com.
Adventurous summers call for a diaper bag with a built-in wet bag and 13 other intuitively placed and generously sized pockets. Available at babyktan.com.
If they're providing the bed(s), here's a delectable way to bring the breakfast. Available at deandeluca.com.
Get her something she'll be reaching for every time she entertains. Available at neimanmarcus.com.
A unique sampling of cheeses from the UK, Italy, and (of course) France. The perfect cocktails-on-the-deck accompaniment for your favorite turophile. Available at williamsonoma.com.
The challenge will be ensuring your visit is as memorable as this hand-painted statement piece. Available at houzz.com.
This monogrammable board answers all your cocktail questions in a much more fun (and beautiful) way than a Google search. Available at markandgraham.com.
Because nobody says “thank you” quite like Michael Aram. Available at michaelaram.com.
Let rhubarb and rose be the scent of their unforgettable summer. Available at moltonbrown.com.