5 Tips for Baby's First Beach Day


Aloha! Maui is well known for its beautiful beaches and there is no other subject more important than your baby’s well being while enjoying their first Maui beach day.

  1. Sun Shade - Make sure that your baby has a place to get away from the sun, and to cool off. With Hawaii being so close to the equator, you and your baby need a place to get away from the harmful UV rays.
  1. Hydrate You’re likely dehydrated while you read this. Make sure while you’re playing at the beach, that you have access to more drinking water than you think you’ll need (especially if you’re breastfeeding). Not to mention water to wash sand out of the eyes.
  1. Lifeguard – Things can happen in the blink of an eye. Choose a spot close to the Lifeguard tower. If you have little ones running around, it will be easier to find their way back to the lifeguard tower. If you have a baby, you have the lifeguards there for quick answers, rapid response and advice on weather conditions.
  1. Sunscreen - Bring the sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Be sure to apply sunscreen before you leave for the beach and then again when you arrive. Then apply as often as directed. Even in the shade, there will continue to be significant UV exposure from ocean waters reflection. If using a new sunscreen, test a small area on your baby before lathering them up. In this way, you will be able to see if they have an allergic reaction to the sunscreen lotion. 
  1. Beach Toys - Bring a lot of beach toys for your little one to play with. Its great for keeping them busy and can become some of the best photos of the trip.