July 5, 2013
Here we are, deep in the heart of summer. I hope you're enjoying the warmth of the sun (and fun in the water!) as much as my family is. One of the best things about summer is being able to relax and cool off in the pool or at the beach. My kids always look forward to those weekends when we tell them it's time to head off to the lake. Hopefully you're able to schedule in some quick summer getaways like that before the temperatures start dropping again. If you've been putting off buying baby swimsuits for your little ones, you're in luck! Hartstrings is having some great sales right now on everything your baby needs to look cute and stay cool while playing in the water.
Mini-Vacations for the Whole Family
Even if you're not planning a big vacation, with a little bit of research, you'll find that there's plenty to do close to home. There are state parks that have a beach-like environment. So, while you might be far away from the ocean, it's still possible to pretend a little bit. Your kids will enjoy being able to play in the sand, creating sand castles, and the water will be cool and refreshing. In all of your “beach” time, however, make sure you have everything you need to protect the kids from the sun. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen, and it's a good idea to pick up some cover-ups like our Hooded Terry Cover-Up Dress to help keep your baby protected while she's playing in the sand. With a little planning, you can make any mini-vacation special for your entire family.
Family Fun at Home
If you're not able to slip away to a lake or a beach, there's plenty you can do right at home to enjoy some time together. Just about any store carries various sizes of kiddie pools. You can opt for the plastic kind that only require that you add water, or you can put your lungs to the test and blow up a larger pool for the kids. In fact, you might even be tempted to take a dip yourself! I always make sure my kids have flip flops for the summer, so they avoid tracking grass in the house after their dips in our kiddie pool. I'm a big fan of Hartstrings’ Navy or Pink Dot Flip Flops.
Also, be sure to check out the great deals we have on baby swimsuits for boys. Our floral print swim trunks will make your little boy look like he's on vacation in Hawaii, even when he's just splashing in the back yard.
There's nothing like some time in the sun and playing in the water to help you and your kids enjoy summer even more. Be sure to check out our online store for baby swimsuits and all of the other accessories your kids will need to enjoy the rest of their summer!