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9 Beach Bag Essentials – Summer Swimming Must-Haves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hyland’s Earache Drops.  The uses for Hyland’s products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

9 Beach Bag Essentials with all your summer swimming must-haves

My family is part of the large population of people who don’t have means to swim at home. My parents do, but we’re no longer down the street from them so that means we’re spending our summer lake hopping to stay cool. People have generously offered up their lake for our summer fun, so I’ve partnered with Hyland’s Earache Drops to bring you beach bag essentials that are always ready to grab and go. This bag doubles as our lake-day must-haves for when we take the boat out for a spin.

9 Beach Bag Essentials with all your summer swimming must-haves

Sunscreen – more than ever, I’ve been diligent about covering my fair-skinned children with sunscreen. As a mom who is headed to the dermatologist today for myself and my 13-year-old, due to some concerning spots – don’t forget to sunscreen!! It will prevent burns – making your day more enjoyable, and it will protect your skin.

9 Beach Bag Essentials - Summer Swimming Must-Haves

Beach towels – there’s nothing like showing up at someone’s house to swim, and needing to use up all their towels because you were unprepared. Ask my mom – it means loads and loads of unnecessary laundry for the home owner. If going to the beach, the towels can double as your blanket on the sand.

Reading material – I like my dip in the water, but most of my time is spent watching the kids swim. They’re all great swimmers now, so it’s fun to have some good reading material on hand, to make the most of my time in the sun.

Goggles – While these aren’t a necessity, the kids sure love them. They’re relatively inexpensive to buy too.

9 Beach Bag Essentials - Summer Swimming Must-Haves

Hyland’s Earache Drops – I used to love diving to the bottom of the pool, but many times I’d come up with water stuck in my ear, either causing a major annoyance or a lot of ear pain. Now our family has a boat so that means many lake days with deep dives. My oldest has his share of earwax buildup, which increases his number of ear aches due to clogged ears.

9 Beach Bag Essentials - Summer Swimming Must-Haves

The kids have no fear diving deep off the side of the boat because Hyland’s Earache Drops helps relieve symptoms of earaches including fever, pain, irritability and sleeplessness. It works best with non-chlorinated water so it’s especially great for beach and lake days. My favorite part is that these drops contain a natural and homeopathic blend of minerals and botanicals.

Extra set of clothes – Between all the splashing around and sand, an extra set of clothes is always a good idea. If you show up at the pool or beach in your swimsuit, you’ll want something dry to wear home, too!

9 Beach Bag Essentials - Summer Swimming Must-Haves

Sunglasses and Sunhat – Whether you’re lounging on a pool float or laying out on the beach, protect your eyes and face with protective gear, and you can look good doing it too!

Ziploc bags – Spare grocery bags of Ziploc bags are great for storing your wet gear after the fun has been had, and keeping it separate from your dry stuff.

Snacks and water – All that time in the sun and water can make one hungry, so come prepared with energy-boosting (or just tasty) snacks and drinks.

9 Beach Bag Essentials - Summer Swimming Must-Haves

I’d love to hear what your beach bag essentials are!

*The uses for Hyland’s products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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