Fun in the Sun Summer Cloth Diaper Must-Haves and Giveaway

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Summer is quickly approaching which means we’ll all be looking for ways to cool down with our kids in the summer heat!  Whether you’ll be playing in a water table at home, pool, lake, or beach every baby needs a few things to keep them cool and safe from the damaging effects of the sun.  Every parent will need a few things to keep their cars dry on the way home.  Here is a list of our Cloth Diaper Summer Must-Haves:  (Keep reading for a new giveaway going on now)

Summer Cloth Diaper Must-Haves
1. Swim diapers: Many public pools require that your baby be in an approved swim diaper. There is no need to buy disposable swim diapers with all of the adorable selection of reusable swim diapers today!  Reusable swim diapers have a water-proof layer on the outside and a soft or mesh layer on the inside.  Similar to traditional cloth diapers but without the inserts that might weigh your baby down in the water.  The primary job of any swim diaper is to keep the solids out of the pool (or body of water).  Some of the popular brands of reusable swim diapers include Imse Vimse, My Swim Baby, Bummis, and AppleCheeks.

2. Swim Shirts:  The best way to protect your baby’s delicate skin in the sun is with a UV shirt.  UV swim shirts and tanks can safely protect your baby without the use of chemicals and is considered to be one of the best ways to keep your baby safe from the sun.  An added bonus is how cute they will look with their matching swim diaper.  UV swim shirts are available from Bummis and My Swim Baby.

3. Swim Hats:  Since our little ones have such thin hair, their heads are the first place they will burn in the sun.  Sun hats and caps can shield their head, neck, and face from the damaging effects of the suns rays.  Eliminate the need to apply messy sunscreen to their heads and faces by using a sun hat or cap by Bummis or My Swim Baby.

4. Wet Bags:  You’re done at the pool and now it’s time to drive back home….with all those wet clothes!  Wet bags can hold more than just dirty diapers, they can hold anything wet and keep your car and diaper bag dry.  The new Planet Wise roll down wet bag has an extra snap down feature guaranteed to keep wetness contained!

5. Sunscreen:  While your best defense against the sun is protective clothing, shade, and avoiding the peak midday sun – a safe sunscreen may also be needed.  Gentle baby sunscreens are generally considered safe from about 6 months of age and up.  Be aware that many sunscreens, including those designed specifically for babies, have harmful ingredients that may contain compounds that disrupt hormones.  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a complete list of safe sunscreens and we proudly stock the Episencial Sunny Sunscreen (SPF 35) that gets one of the best ratings by the EWG (Overall score: 1).

Is your family ready for summer?  If not visit Kelly’s Closet where you can find these and other great summer cloth diaper essentials.

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348 Responses to Fun in the Sun Summer Cloth Diaper Must-Haves and Giveaway

  1. Katrina says:

    We spend a ton of time in the pool!

  2. Jutta Pearce says:

    Swimming in the river!

  3. Talia says:

    A good old fashioned sprinkler in the backyard! The kid gets his energy out, mama can do it too, and it keeps up both cool! (plus the watering of the grass!)

  4. Ashley says:

    Shade …and lots of water toys!

  5. Liz says:

    Homemade popsicles are what we use to stay cool! :)

  6. Danielle Byrnes says:

    Pools, sprinklers, and lots and lots of popsicles!!!!

  7. Ashley says:

    We love to be at the lake during the hot summer:)

  8. Kristen H. W. says:

    We like to stay cool by going swimming at my parents house.

  9. valerie says:

    I like to hit up the beach to stay cool. Im hoping to teach my son to swim this summer!

  10. Brenda says:

    I can’t wait to buy my DD her first swim diaper!

  11. Kim Krabach says:

    Great blog! Thanks for the info. & for the chance to win the raffle!

    • Kim Krabach says:

      We love to stay cool with a hose & squirt guns in the backyard, as well as swimming at my parents’ pool!

  12. Jana says:

    Our favorite way to stay cool in the sizzling summer heat is running through the sprinkler in our back yard, eating Popsicle s and napping in the cool shade.

  13. Emily Schwinabart says:

    We go down to the beach, lakefront 4 miles from here :)

  14. Krystal says:

    We stay cool by staying indoors, out of the heat of the sun during the hottest parts of the day. But we do go outside in the mornings and enjoy the cool breezes!

  15. Jill Hurst says:

    We plan on using the small pool we just got for our daughter to stay cool.

  16. Rachel G says:

    Sprinkler time in the backyard!

  17. Abby Walker says:

    Going to the pool and splashing around… Add an ice tea and it’s perfect!

  18. Heather R says:

    Staying inside or going to the pool

  19. Aubrey says:

    I love to eat frozen grapes, but DD LOVES the pool.

  20. arlene says:

    Hang by the pool!

  21. Danielle Smith says:

    Our favorite way to stay cool during the summer is with popsicles and ice cold H2O!! We also like the sprinkler in the back yard and washing the car! Good opportunity to spray the kids with the hose pipe! lol

  22. martina says:

    We’ve got our swim diapers and sunscreen! if only it weren’t 100 degrees in the shade here in FL!

  23. Andrea H says:

    Swimming at grandma’s!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to summer, but it needs to stop raining for more then one day. Guess I will sit inside and look at more fluff till then. lol

  25. Christine says:

    We go to the water park!

  26. Laurie says:

    We like going to the spray park!

  27. Sarah says:

    We like to go to the beach or use our small pool at home to keep cool in the summer.

  28. Kayla says:

    Love the pool and beach!

  29. Traci C. says:

    I love to turn the sprinkler on for the kids to run through. :)

  30. Lauren says:

    we love cooling off in the kiddie pool or with the sprinkler!

  31. Lindsay Kaples says:

    Sprinklers, swimming and lots of popsicles and cold drinks!

  32. Samantha Pohakj says:

    Stay in the AC!

  33. Christina G says:

    So excited summer is here so we can spend tons of time in the pool!

  34. Kate C says:

    Enjoy my lovely airconditioning, ha!

  35. Kelly F says:

    Swim, swim, swim is our family’s favorite way to cool off.

  36. Megan Downam says:

    water balloon fights of course!!!

  37. Areia says:

    Sprinklers and water games

  38. Erin B. says:

    Going to grandma and grandpa’s pool!

  39. Valerie says:

    Staying inside mostly but this year I think we’ll have a little blow up pool on our deck to play in!

  40. rebecca eagle says:

    Splash pad or pool! :)

  41. Alexis Beveridge says:

    We have a pool and I really need to get some swim diapers. I’m not fond of lil swimmers and I’m tired of people telling me they are the most trust worthy. Not buying it :)

  42. Brittany H. says:

    We stay cool with lots of smoothies!

  43. Moani H. says:

    We go to the beach.

  44. Kaitie Donahue says:

    We definitely spend our summers by the water, either on the beach or at the pool!

  45. Sarah Hull says:

    We go to the pool and splash pad near our house. Sometimes we put the sprinklers on in the backyard and run through those too. :)

  46. Vivian Sun says:

    We love going to the pool with the kids!

  47. Laura says:

    We burn easily, so staying indoors happens more often than it should. We do have a pool within walking distance that I plan to visit a lot this summer. I’m pregnant, and I’m looking forward to feeling weightless in the water!

  48. kristen D says:

    we love walking to the beach and eating popsicles to stay cool during the hot summer days.

  49. Jessica O says:

    We love to go swimming in the lake near our house to stay cool!

  50. Sabrina Radke says:

    We stay cool by visiting Grandma’s pool in the hot weather!

  51. Aurora says:

    I want a My Swim Baby Swim Diapers for my nice’s swimming classes

  52. We spend a lot of time at the pool in the summer! It’s the only way I survived being pregnant last year. :)

  53. Crystal says:

    Popsicles, sprinklers, and swimming pools! B)

  54. Cassie W says:

    We love to go swimming.

  55. Kathy R says:

    We make popsicles and smoothies, play outside in the morning when it is cooler, and cook meals on the grill so we don’t heat up the house.

  56. Megan says:

    Well since my first kids are due this summer, I can tell you how I like to stay cool… Summer dresses are one way unless I can be in a bathinging suit cooling off in the lake.

  57. Alicia Wach says:

    The pool! Or summer movie club. Anything indoors or with water. We live in AZ so it’s HOT!

  58. Loretta says:

    My boys love the backyard sprinkler and lots of popsicles!

  59. Laura P says:

    We love the beach! We’re going for a week in just 14 days!

  60. Ashley C says:

    We have a water table, play in the sprinkler, and go to the beach!

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  61. Jill says:

    swim swim swim!

  62. Amanda says:

    Going to the pool and drinking tons of water! :)

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  64. Anne Sweden says:

    We love popsicles and homemade ice cream!

  65. Celina says:

    Swimming and Popsicles!

  66. Amy Warren says:

    we live next to a lake so boating is always a good way to cool off!

  67. We spend a lot of time on the river, kayaking!

  68. Maureen says:

    We stay cool by hanging pool side or playing on the beach :)

  69. Leela R. says:

    We hang out in the backyard in the pool or under the porch. As long as you’re in the water or the shade you’re okay.

  70. Adriana says:

    We play in the shade!!!:)

  71. Nicole Bear says:

    We stay cool in the summer (and year round here in Hawaii) by going for a dip in the ocean at the beach down the street, or hanging out at the pool.

  72. Sara says:

    we like to spend time at the beach. It’s always cooler with the ocean breeze.

  73. Candice Voorhees says:

    My in laws have a pool so we head there on super hot days!

  74. Colleen says:

    Thank you for the post. I will need to know this for next summer! My baby is due in October, so right now I am doing cloth diaper research!

  75. Venessa Cochrane says:

    To beat the heat, we sit on the deck during the cool of the morning. The bugs are usually atrocious though.

  76. Jacki says:

    We like to set up our kiddie pool in the shade and splash all day!;)

  77. Erin E. says:

    We love to do anything that has to do with the water! Swimming, spraying grounds, water parks, etc.

  78. Amanda L. says:

    My baby girl is only a month old, but I know we will be going to the beach this summer!

  79. Sara M says:

    Honestly, staying home in the A/C most of the time. Sometimes going to a lake or the sprinkler.

  80. Lindsay Hamilton says:

    This is my little girls first summer, I’m looking forward to trips to the beach and my friends pool. I want a water baby!

  81. nicole lewis says:

    we love going swimming at the lake, pool, or beach!

  82. Erin K. says:

    We like to swim!!!

  83. Irma says:

    I would love to win

  84. AlannaB says:

    We love to play in the pool! :-)

  85. victoria says:

    anything with water!

  86. Andrea says:

    We love to swim! We have bummis and iPlay swim diapers. Both work great! We use Abba sunscreen but i’d love to try episcential!

  87. Nancy says:

    We love the slip and slide and sprinklers.

  88. Tegan says:

    My lil guy is brand new this summer so we haven’t done much yet. We played outside with lil cousins in the sprinkler. They loved 2nd water guns & slip n slide. Hopefully we get to play at the new kiddie water park this year!

  89. Lynn B says:

    We go play in the pool at Grandma’s!

  90. Stephanie says:

    we love the beach!

  91. Lauren B says:

    We always head to the pool or lake! Living in southern AZ we are always trying to find ways to stay cool.

  92. josi says:

    I’m expecting my first but i’m sure staying cool will involve water in various capacities and shade! lots of shade!

  93. Jacinta says:

    We Love to go swimming and eat lots of popsicles.

  94. K earls says:

    Ice cream

  95. hayley s says:

    As a kid it was always the pool/lake and popsicles! My LO is not even 2 months old yet, so we stay inside for the most part for now. :(

  96. LaurenC says:

    We’ve totally outgrown our swim diaper and need a new one!

  97. LaurenC says:

    We love staying cool playing out back in the pool, sprinkler and local public pool!

  98. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Homemade popsicles and swimming!

  99. Blake says:

    Playing outside and running through the octopus water sprayer!

  100. Playing in the sprinklers, eating ice cream, and going swimming!

  101. Jen A. says:

    Swimming in the kiddie pool :)

  102. Heather says:

    We spend a lot of time in the pool and the sprinklers.

  103. s welford says:

    We like to play in the pool.

  104. Beth says:

    There’s a splash park nearby, and I love it! My little boy was a little too young to appreciate it last year, but we’re going to have a great time this year.

  105. Jenna says:

    The pool is our saving grace!

  106. Anya says:

    One of our favorite ways to stay cool is to play with the Tetris ice cube tray – we can make patterns and build with them, learn and review shapes, and even race to pop them back in before they melt!

  107. Jessica says:

    We love to fill up the kiddie pool and play with the hose!

  108. Jennifer says:

    I just got an infant swimsuit, but I still need a swim diaper! So excited to splash around in the water.

  109. Christy Pinion says:

    My kiddos love the pool!! My daughter tells me she wants to be a mermaid when she grows up and with all the time that she spends swimming I do believe she is trying her best to see if she grows fins :)

  110. summer says:

    Fav way to stay cool is lots of water play outside with the kids. Sprinkler, slip in slide, pool you name it.

  111. Kristine Rios says:

    I’m expecting but my summer will involve shade, snacks and family/friends!

  112. Jaye says:

    Last year we spent a lot of time inside but since we’re in Germany (with no a/c) this year, we plan to spend loads of time at the lake and playing water activities in our backyard.

  113. Niki Larson says:

    I have 4 kids and we are at the pool daily and use tons of sunscreen.

  114. Kate McBride says:

    We are going to hit the pool! Just started swimming lessons so this giveaway would be perfect!

  115. Rachel says:

    I’m looking forward to experiencing summer for the first time with my son and showing off his cute diapers. I also think it’s easier not having to haul around extra clothes. I’m looking forward to getting him in a kiddy/splash pool for the first time. :)

  116. Adrianne says:

    Swimming! My kids (including my 5 mo old) loves the water!

  117. Bonnie Cantrell says:

    The kid has a kiddie pool and we head over to my parent’s house to use their inground pool. Other than that we spend a lot of time running the AC even though I hate to!

  118. Katie S says:

    My favorite way to stay cool with my kids is the splash pad! Our city has a splash pad next door to the park, and the next city over just opened a brand new splash pad too! I love the splash pad because there isn’t a drowning risk like at the pool, but my son has just as much fun! I can go there with two kids and manage just fine, whereas at the pool I’d need two adults. Also, we love staying cool with lots of Otter Pops!!

  119. Kaci says:

    Multiple trips to the pool!!

  120. Kristen says:

    We love the pool and the beach!

  121. Lindsay says:

    Sprinkler, pool, and lots of water and water toys! And of course our lovely shade tree! And maybe the occasional Popsicle or bowl of ice cream!

  122. Mary C. says:

    We live near a theme park with a water park inside! They actually have tiny life jackets for my son, so we hit the lazy river while everyone else goes on the big rides. Then we grab some icee’s and head home for homemade icecream.

  123. Jennifer says:

    We love to sprinkle ourselves off with the hose in the summer and splash in the mud puddles

  124. Emily says:

    New to cloth :)

  125. Rosie says:

    Can’t wait to go to the beach!

  126. honest co says:

    In summer, cloth diapers are best to use because they are relax able and sweat free.

  127. Kara Reeder says:

    We go to a place called Cedar Falls, it’s beautiful, but you really have to watch the kids and the be careful of snakes, but otherwise… lovely.

  128. Emily VanDuse says:

    We swim a lot and drink tons of fluid.

  129. krystie says:

    Lots of water play!

  130. Crystal says:

    WE hang out int he pool or at the splash pad!!!!

  131. Dhoyt says:

    We love eating watermelon together!

  132. shannon says:

    We’ll be staying indoors as much as possible. It’s so hot here, I’m pregnant, I burn before you can say “SUNBURN!”, and my daughter is currently terrified of bugs – haha.

  133. Elizabeth says:

    Swimming with lots of Ice cold water to drink and fruit slushies.

  134. Dawn Brosnan says:

    I love love love my cloth diapers! Planning for number 2 and need to restock!

  135. Jesica says:

    Lots of pool time! Got my son a floaty with a canopy to cover his bald head and he loves it!

  136. Krista says:

    We’re excited to start taking our daughter swimming. She’ll be 6 months by the middle of summer.

  137. Jennifer Rubin says:

    We stay cool in the sprinkler or at Lake Michigan!

  138. KatieRC says:

    Barefeet and sprinklers!

  139. Stephanie says:

    My 5 month old loves to splash in her bath tub filled with cool water while sitting on the porch with mom and dad.

  140. Erin G says:

    We love drinking cold lemonade with crushed mint!

  141. Emmy says:

    We stay in pool, drink lots of water and take our walks early morning or in evening!

  142. ashley weaver says:

    We usually spend over half of the summer in water. The other time we are in doors soaking up the a/c.

  143. Danielle L says:

    We spend a lot of time in the pool and water table!

  144. Christina Ponzo says:

    My first child is due in less than 3 weeks, so I will most likely be keeping him out of the sun! As he gets older though, I hope he embraces the outdoors as I have. Hats and sunblock are a must!

  145. Caryn Evirs says:

    We love our blow up pool! Easy maintenance and lots of fun! Lemonade is our family’s favorite summer drink to stay cool!

  146. Jennifer says:

    lots of popsicles and swimming in the lake!

  147. Karla says:

    Love to hit the pool and some lemonade!

  148. Rachelle Betow says:

    Swimming and/or water guns and sprinklers!

  149. Caitlin says:

    Playing in the sprinklers!

  150. Brenna says:

    We just got a pool and plan on spending a lot of time in there this summer!

  151. Lindsy Zimmerman says:

    Playing in the sprinkler!! :-D

  152. Jocelyn says:

    My parents have a pool so we end up spending a lot of time swimming there.

  153. amanda vedder says:

    We like to cool off by filling the kids pool in the back yard!

  154. Melissa Lusk says:

    We plan on hitting up our local waterpark (Schlitterbahn) with my new Baby boy in his new bummis swimmis & other bummis gear… Also keeping cool by the pool with Grandma a few times this summer might be nice! :)

  155. Kim Mause says:

    In the water anywhere…pool, creek, ocean, even just from the hose. We love being in the water!!

  156. Anna F says:

    We visit Grandma’s pool and go to the movies a lot!

  157. Ashley says:

    Swimming and hanging out in the shade!

  158. elizabeth dickson says:

    we like to stay cool at the pool, the beach or in the sprinkler.

  159. ElizabethW says:

    Lots of swimming, water table play and eating ice cream.

  160. Lauren says:

    Can’t beat the beach!

  161. glyang says:

    We like to spend time at the lake to stay cool in the summer!

  162. Katie C says:

    We stay cool by swimming at the local pool and eating popsicles. My 7 month olds fave are frozen breastmilk ones.

  163. Lexi says:

    our favorite way to stay cool in the summer is to goto the beach and stop for some shave ice.

  164. Playing in the shade in our backyard, running through the sprinkler, and going down to our local ice cream shop.

  165. Jessica H says:

    We like playing with water baloons

  166. Jennifer says:

    I love watching my oldest play outside during the summer months. Last year was great because he was able to play in a kiddie pool alone. This year will be even better <3

  167. danielle says:

    i’m finding that i’m quickly becoming a planet wise junkie!!! and i would buy more shells/inserts for the best bottom system and i’d also get more bg freetimes as well.

  168. Jaime N says:

    Stay inside in the air conditioning

  169. Christina D says:

    Our favorite way to stay cool in the summer is to go swimming.

  170. Gillian Phillips says:

    We stay cool at the beach! With Bummis swim diapers!!

  171. Amanda says:

    We love the splash parks :-)

  172. Lesli corbin says:

    We go to the museum where it is air conditioned.

  173. Kristen says:

    My son loves to splash in his water table!

  174. Vicki R. says:

    It’s our first summer with DD and we are spending lots of time on the deck reading and in the shade as well as walking with our dogs!

  175. kelsey haase says:

    We love going swimming and having water wars!

  176. Abigail Hollis says:

    We love to go swimming and chase each other around the yard with the water hose!

  177. Kimberly Wood says:

    Neighborhood pool!

  178. Trisha Schuetz says:

    We LOVE swimming! Especially at the beach in Northern Michigan.

  179. jamie says:

    I love the kushies swim dipe for my dd

  180. Ashley S says:

    We swim in the pool a lot.

  181. Tracey Mckenna says:

    I would get some more BG 4.0 for my stash!

  182. Tim Effinger says:

    Playing in just a diaper!

  183. Georgetti says:

    Being near water is how we stay cool.. be it a pool or the beach!

  184. Katherine H says:

    Hike into our favorite beach to swim and have a picnic!

  185. Lauren says:

    The sprinkler for sure!

  186. Bria says:

    We make fun snacks. We use fruit and make shapes and designs. The kids do the designing! It’s a great way to have fun, eat healthy, and hydrate in the Oklahoma summer!

  187. My ds just got a”water park”, so that’s been his new favorite way to stay cool. Also going to the lake!

  188. Sharlaina Bugg says:

    Go swimming!!!!

  189. Jennifer B says:

    Water! Pool, beach, sprinker, buckets of water….matters not.

  190. Melanie says:

    I’m looking forward to my son’s first swim in Pop Pop’s backyard pool! Thank you for offering such great deals and chances to win.

  191. Stephanie says:

    Water balloons!

  192. Erin T says:

    We love to hang out by the pool!

  193. Cristi Balke says:

    In my family our favorite way to keep the tiny babies cool at the beach is by using their plastic bath from home and an umbrella. It keeps them cool and they can still enjoy the water.

  194. penny galietta says:

    Playing in the pool and playing with the hose!

  195. Jessica C. says:

    My baby girl will not be arriving until July, but my plan is to hang out in the basement and possibly take a dip in the baby pool kept in the shade.

  196. Hanna Grace says:

    We just started swim lessons!my 6 month old loves the water!

  197. Suzanne says:

    Love to go to the beach.

  198. Danielle says:

    Going to the pool!!

  199. Natalie says:

    We spend lots of time in the pool (either at home or at my work) and enjoy lots of popsicles and ice cream to stay cool!

  200. allie wiley says:

    we love to spend time gardening in the summer and then we go cool off by swiming in the family pond.

  201. Carolyn M says:

    We stay Colby making our own healthy Popsicles!

  202. Karen says:

    Swimming!

  203. Susy says:

    Since baby girl is only 7 months old, we will beat the heat by staying out of it!! We spend most of our time indoors, with a weekly trip to the park. Florida summers are just too too hot!

  204. Ellery says:

    Anything water related!

  205. Breanne says:

    We go to local lakes, play in the sprinklers or kiddie pool, eat homemade Popsicles and watermelon :)

  206. Jamie J says:

    We LoVe To Go Swimming, And Play In The SpRinklers At Home!

  207. Cassandra Hoerner says:

    My boys and I stay cool by turning the AC on in the house to cool it off and sitting in the shade with the sprinkler on just in case we need a quicker cool down. Plus, what kid doesn’t love running through the sprinkler in the summer!

  208. tamara says:

    We love swimming and fishing in our pond.

  209. Katie says:

    Water slide, water park, water sprinkler, water balloons, water guns…….get the picture :D! Oh yes and POPSICLES!!!!

  210. Kaelyn says:

    Swimming in the pool

  211. amanda says:

    We go to the local pool or play in the sprinklers!

  212. Tasha says:

    We just moved to a complex with a pool, so my goal is to take my 14-month old son swimming for at least 20 minutes each weekend this summer. That means I need to buy another diapers, more sunscreen, a swimshirt, etc. Thanks for this helpful post!

  213. Melissa Tharpe says:

    Our favorite way to stay cool in the sun is to head to the beach and splash around!

  214. Michele R says:

    We head to the splash park and the beach

  215. Luanne J says:

    I would LOVE to win and try some wool products. :-)

  216. Sibyl Lilly says:

    We still cool with lots of Popsicles, trips to Sweet frog, a little pool, and water guns.

  217. Tiffany says:

    If I were to visit my mother in Florida I would need a swim diaper.

  218. Jessica says:

    We like the river or the lake or just convince the pool at the apartments. Love summer time!

  219. maria says:

    lost of water and shade!!

  220. Sadie B. says:

    My kids love to run through the sprinkler. Or use a little wadding pool.

  221. Rebecca says:

    We love swimming and going to the waterpark!

  222. Susie says:

    Lots of shade and beverages!

  223. Kimberly Clemons says:

    The swimming pool is classic!

  224. Sara S says:

    This is my first baby’s first summer, so I don’t have any tips yet for keeping him cool.

  225. Mia Taylor says:

    We love going to the beach to cool off!

  226. amanda f says:

    Good ol fashioned sprinkler and kiddie pool for my LO and he loves it!

  227. tammy says:

    Stay in the water:)

  228. Jess R says:

    I like the Bummis sunhat because of its coverage on the neck/back.

  229. clair abney says:

    An indoor waterpark is the best way to stay cool!! :)

  230. Liana says:

    I love laying under a tree sipping on some iced tea and reading to my son. I don’t think anything is better then a lazy summer afternoon.

  231. Jill says:

    pool and water table

  232. Charisma says:

    I just had my first baby, so this is our first summer together! In general, I love going to the beach, but for my baby, just nice baths to cool her off.

  233. Liz T says:

    We’re getting ready for summer vacation at the beach, first time with baby and I’m trying to figure out what to pack.

  234. Melanie Montgomery says:

    We go swimming a lot.

  235. My family and I love to go to the beach! I had never thought much about them wearing a hat for anything other than fashion. After reading your post my little one with be sporting one on his little head!

  236. karry says:

    we go to the movies!!

  237. Toni says:

    babies still on the way, but hubby is a fish out of water so we’ll be spending a lot of time at the beach or pool!

  238. Jennifer says:

    We stay inside with air condioning

  239. Summer I says:

    We can’t wait to visit the pool.:) I also can’t wait to take our son to the beach for the first time.

  240. Natalie says:

    Next paycheck= swim diaper!

  241. jacquelyn says:

    First year no tips yet. Planning a family vacation to the ocean soon.

  242. Sarah O. says:

    We sit on our shaded patio and just lounge with lemonade. Sitting in the AC is good too!

  243. Tiffany says:

    I’m excited to diaper a new baby in Jan!

  244. Lea says:

    My 8 month old LOVES playing in the pool!

  245. Heather says:

    We love the water table and the splash pad in the summer.

  246. Rachel says:

    Popsicles and lots of pool time!

  247. Stephanie Portz says:

    We love going swimming and to splash parks! And for days that are not appropriate for playing outside, there’s a play place at the mall, and an indoor bounce place we go to!

  248. Jana says:

    We stay cool by setting up a small pool outside. Dd could.play in that all day long!

  249. Kimberly says:

    I just discovered a “new” (to us, anyway) splash pad in our city. Fun!

  250. Lynette says:

    I’ve got a newbie, so we’re hanging out in the A/C or the shade.

  251. Nica N says:

    Play in the pool!

  252. Suzanne says:

    Walk on the beach

  253. Jayme says:

    We go to the splash pad!

  254. Allison E says:

    we like to swim

  255. Norma E says:

    Swimming outside

  256. tiffany says:

    Run through the sprinkler

  257. carly says:

    I love to make a huge pitcher or lemonade and make lemonade Popsicle’s for the kids :-)

  258. Tami L says:

    We like to go to the pool as a family. If we can make it, we also like to go boating out on the lake.

  259. Molly says:

    I love making (and eating) homemade ice cream, sorbet, and Popsicles!

  260. We love the water and cant wait for our new addition to join us in the summer… that is with a swim diaper, swim hat, swim shirt, a wet bag and sunscreen :)

  261. JUlie says:

    Um I actually just like to stay inside where there is air conditioning. :)

  262. Maipacher Johannessen says:

    How I keep my toddler cool during the summer days: we always have water for rehydration, shade as in a hat or sun glasses, and of course the A/C when we have access to it (indoors, car rides, etc)!

  263. Carrie F says:

    We like to spend some time at the lake staying cool!!

  264. Rebekah says:

    I love my personal handheld foam blade fan and my baby does too!

  265. Amy says:

    Under the umbrella at the beach while we build sandcastles or in the ocean.

  266. Amy718 says:

    Under the umbrella building sandcastles in the shade or in the ocean.

  267. Lacey Majors says:

    Go to the beach!

  268. Sonya says:

    Watermelon and Mango Icees…

  269. sylvia says:

    I love the flip covers. I use the ptefolds at home and the disposable inserts when we are out and about.

  270. Tanya P says:

    Playing in the local wading pool then lounging in the shade of the beautiful trees.

  271. Jennifer M. says:

    Going to the beach or the local pool!

  272. Amanda says:

    We love goong to the beach! My kids love the water!

  273. Kristyn Edwards says:

    Popsicles and baby splash pools! And trips to the beach!

  274. Shayla says:

    I hope my son isn’t as scared of swimming as he is his bath water :(

  275. Shadia says:

    I always have cut up fresh fruit in the fridge and homemade popsicles, refreshing and healthy!

  276. Joyce says:

    Swimming in the kiddie pool with the sprinkler on.

  277. Kristina says:

    Spray parks!!

  278. Sharon L. says:

    The best way to stay cool is lounging in the pool!

  279. Jamie Aust says:

    We love our pool… Even our youngest (3mo) has already had some pool time!

  280. Catherine S. says:

    We love to spend time at the pool (the beach would be even better, but we only get to do that on vacations).

  281. Therese H. says:

    We stay cool by staying in the shade, pool, or just staying inside. The heat, humidity, and bugs in the south make it difficult to stay out for too long.

  282. Heather Cansler says:

    We love to go swimming! We don’t have a pool, but our good friends who live just a few miles away do, and we have an open invitation to swim all summer long.

  283. Anne B says:

    Pool!

  284. Emily M says:

    We love the splash parks. Fortunately we also have a shady park close by, so sometimes we just sit in the shade and play.

  285. Ellen says:

    I LOVE some swim diapers!

  286. lindsey e. says:

    We stay cool by staying inside :)

  287. Emily says:

    I’m so excited to be having a summer baby! This mama is staying cool in the pool or inside :)

  288. Marisol says:

    I found this all very help full! We don’t get too much heat in San fran we do we hit a pool or a park with water features. My toddler loves water n I really wish we had warmer weather.

  289. Annie says:

    We love to make and eat Popsicles or snow cones with fruit juice. Also enjoy the small blow up swimming pool in the back yard.

  290. Nicole Biddle says:

    We go camping in the mountains!

  291. Megan says:

    Still waiting on the little one to be born (one more week…), but my dog loves to play in the little kiddie pool!

  292. Rachael says:

    Ooo. Pick me.

  293. Katherine P. says:

    A really BIG umbrella!

  294. Ashley Hildebrandt says:

    A brook near our home helps keep us cool all summer long! It’s a beautifully seculded little spot.

  295. Jennifer Carducci says:

    Now we use the shade of our umbrella to keep cool. I can’t wait for our little one to get older and buy him his first swim diaper and splash in the kiddie pool.

  296. Elizabeth says:

    Our little is stllan itty-bitty so we are all about the AC right now. Looking forward to late summer!

  297. Torie Schrick says:

    I try to keep my 2.5 month old inside unless it is in the cool part of the morning.

  298. kia says:

    I love Kelly’s Closet! I like that I can usually get free shipping to Alaska!

  299. Kelsey Lucero says:

    I love Kelly’s Closet!!!

  300. kia says:

    Love Kelly’s Closet!

  301. Miriam says:

    Great! We are really in need of those summer treats! ;)

  302. Amy says:

    We stay cool by staying inside or by swimming at the Y. :)

  303. Rachael bolin says:

    We have a lil pink kiddie pool right now since money is hurtin and we cant get a big one this year. I got in it with both my girls yesterday evening. Its our routine since we have had triple digit heat all week

  304. dayan diaz says:

    I’ve never used swim diapers before. My Lo is only 4 months old and exclusively coding her. Hoping to get her a couple soon.

  305. Angela T says:

    we spend a lot of time in our pool and we also have a great time at our local YMCA which is has a splash park and is within walking distance :)

  306. Danielle H. says:

    We love to to swim in the little wading pool in the backyard, swing on the swings, enjoy popsicles and ice cream and if it is too unbearable… we head inside for a little cool off in the AC and then head back out to play again! :)

  307. Kellie says:

    Stay in the A/C!

  308. martie says:

    A spray bottle for each kid & parent filled with water (ice water works too). Outside in the shade you don’t have to get everyone into suits and it works to throw in a bag if going for a walk or anywhere outside.

  309. Morgen says:

    Shade, a fan, water misters and an ice cold drink.

  310. Nicole Gutermann says:

    We love swimming and homemade popsicles.

  311. Megan says:

    We keep cool by playing in the sprinklers!

  312. Emily P says:

    I am 34 weeks pregnant and live in NC so my boys and I have been doing a lot of fun things INSIDE! Lots of baking, making smoothies, playing games, and playing with toys.

  313. Robyn says:

    Sun hats are essential! We stay cool by hopping in the kiddy pool or heading to the beach!

  314. Anne R says:

    Swimming in the lake!

  315. Debra Denney says:

    We like to cool off with the kiddie pool, sprinkler and hose!

  316. Megan says:

    Since my son is only 7 months old & has some medical conditions, we stay cool by staying inside in the AC. My son loves going around with just his cloth diaper on & I like to stay cool with cold sparkling juice! =D

  317. Angela Valdez says:

    My kids love the sprinkler and wading pool.

  318. Kristi says:

    Beach weekend!!

  319. hannah says:

    I don’t have kids yet but when we go to the zoo with my niece/nephew, we stay cool by running through the water misters!

  320. Kaylie says:

    Hooray for summer swimming! My 8 mo old is a little fish in the water & loves her reusable swim diapers :)

  321. Mackenzie G says:

    We stay cool by swimming, drinking water, staying indoors, and on those days that are just too hot but to pretty to miss we take a drive and enjoy the day that way. :)

  322. Kaly says:

    We get out the kiddie pool in the back yard :)

  323. Nikki says:

    Running through the sprinklers or going to the neighborhood pool with friends.

  324. Eyvonne Vargas says:

    We like to play in the kiddie pool and having our entire yard shaded by trees helps too.

  325. Leah C says:

    I haven’t been brave enough to attempt the pool yet, but having the right supplies would certainly help! :)

  326. jami c says:

    I watch them drench each other with the hose. :-)

  327. Katie says:

    A/C! Florida summer doesn’t mess around.

  328. Bekah says:

    We love to keep cool by wading in our little pool!!

  329. Bekah says:

    And by eating lots of fresh, cold fruit!

  330. Melissa Bradshaw says:

    We love our swim diapers!!

  331. Tina P says:

    We spend a lot of time in the pool & at the beach :)

  332. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Running under the sprinkler!

  333. steph says:

    I don’t have kids yet but one growing in my tummy :) thus far its been the air conditioner and a friends pool…

  334. Della Johnson says:

    While we live in the Land of 10,000 lakes, we love to go swimming at our local outdoor water park. We also have a water table and wading pool at home, filling these generally means some sort of water fight. When we are visiting our families in central MN we take advantage of the splash pads…who can resist?! Definitely not my children.

  335. Stephanie Stabbert says:

    We love our AppleCheeks swim diapers! In the locker room at our YMCA, there’s a garbage for swim diapers and on the lid is a picture of a baby wearing an AC swim diaper. Hmmm…love to see CDs represented but it seems ironic to have a picture of a reusable diaper on a garbage for sposie diapers.

  336. Kate Green says:

    We love the kiddie pool and sprinkler in our yard!

  337. vivian says:

    would love to spend some fun in the sun!

  338. AmyKathryn says:

    We live in the desert, so sun protection is a must, as is splashing in water. This is an awesome package :)

  339. Leah says:

    We drink lots of homemade lemonade!

  340. Dallas says:

    We live in Las Vegas, so we’ve been going to all of the hotel swimming pools.

  341. Christine says:

    Swimming or lots of yummy watermelon in the A/C

  342. Eric Tarng says:

    We love to build sand castles and splash in the ocean!