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With Memorial Day behind us, summer is [unofficially] in full swing. (Woot! Woot!) But before you stock up on sunblock and sand toys, check out these indispensable bits of advice from our talented panel of experts.

We’ve got the MD Moms explaining the AAP’s new rules of sun safety, and Seedlings Group’s summer reading list of the best new parenting books. While the Baby Guy NYC names the five best sun protectors, Amy Atlas shares her top five picks for a fabulous BBQ. The Earth-conscious team at Ecofabulous rounds up their favorite summer essentials for tots; Kristi Molinaro tells us what we can do to flatten our tummies by July Fourth; and Episencial founder Kim Walls divulges the secret nutritional benefits of summer fruits and veggies for kids. To remember the highlights, Sissy+Marly offer five stylish ways to document the memories.