BEACH TiME??

Bianca - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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what age did everyone take their baby to the beach.. i have a 2 month old and i cant wait to take him... im just scared its too early.. ??

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Sarh - posted on 07/03/2010

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He should be fine, just make sure he has shade and doesn't get hot! Babies being too hot is VERY BAD!! And not sure on taking him in the water, I would say no because it is dirty and who knows what is all in it!! Plus, babies are really slippery when they are wet and it would be horrible to accidentally drop him in the water.

Teesia - posted on 07/03/2010

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I live in NY so its not a short drive to the beach. We went last summer when my son was 9mo. I bought a little blow up baby pool put some ocean water and let him play. He couldn't crawl yet so I didn't have to worry. I put sun screwballs on him and had him under the umbrella. Were taking him to Myrtle this Aug also. But he's a year older now so I'm curious to see what he's going to get me into.

Kirsty - posted on 07/01/2010

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I took my son when he was about 2months also he just slept though, i think the fresh air put him 2 sleep. If your going 2 take ur little 1 out when its hot i would suggest either b4 11am or after 3pm when the sun is the safest. I would keep him out of direct sunlight the best u can if sunscreen is not used. Have fun its never 2 late 2 take ur child outside 4 fresh air.

Aubrey - posted on 07/01/2010

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With my first we took him to the beach when he was 2 weeks, we live in Hawaii so go to the beach often. I just bought a really good hat for him and sat in the shade, or had him under the umbrella. With our baby that we just had in March she was like 2 months before we got to the beach (we don't really go to the beach that much anymore). Just as long as you keep the baby covered really well I think its fine to go to the beach. Have fun!

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i think 2 months old is a bit early because they shouldn't be out in the heat or the sun yet. my son is 10 months now and we are planning to take him this summer. i would say wait until a baby is 6 months so that you can put sunscreen

Danelle - posted on 07/01/2010

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I took my son when he was two months. I bought the equate baby sunscreen and used it on him. Also i have an umbrella that is spf 30. So when he's sitting in the shade it helps to block the sun. Also had a hat. Though it was a pain cause it never stayed on. The wind seemed to get on his nerves a little bit but other then that he slept.

Gail - posted on 06/30/2010

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just took my son a few weeks ago (10mths) he loved it and surprisingly didnt try and eat the sand lol.

I dont live near the sea to this was the first time i could take him. The main thing you have to watch out for as everyone has said is the Sun.

Also be more fun for you and baby if they can sit up by themselfs and even better crawl.

have fun when you do take them...

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the beach is a tough question, because most sunscreens arent recommended for infants under 6 months (i think), and you dont want his little skin to burn... i would talk to your doctor or a nurse that could help you with some tips for keeping him safe while in the sun at such a young age... i cant wait to go to the beach with my daughter, she just turned one and she loves swimming in the pool and loves being outside during the day.

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2010

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as long as you dress the baby appropriate for the weather, and keep him in the shade, go for it! chances are he's going to sleep the majority of the time anyway and the fresh air will be great for him.

babies under 6 months aren't supposed to use sunscreen because the chemicals are too easily absorbed into the skin so keeping him in the shade is super important. a little direct sunlight is healthy, just be cautious and have fun! :)

Angie - posted on 06/30/2010

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I have not been to the beach but I did go to a public pool when he was about 1 month.

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