Fun Baby Toys for the summer

Summertime means long, lazy – and probably hot – days together. Make the most of them with these toys guaranteed to keep your baby wiggling and giggling through the season.

Beach Toys: A simple set of sand toys – think shovel, rake, sifter, and bowl – provides a seemingly endless amount of fun at the beach.

Bubbles: Babies are amused with bubbles and warmer weather means plenty of opportunities to enjoy them outside. You’ll have a blast blowing, chasing, and popping these magical orbs

Baby Float: An inflatable baby float adds to pool time fun for both of you. Your baby will feel supported and happy, and you can give your arms a break. Some models have a canopy for added sun protection.

Beach Tent: This portable shelter makes outdoor playtime shady and comfortable. It’s perfect for keeping your baby safely contained and out of the sun during a day at the beach.

Chilled teething toy: Just pop a teething ring or similar toy in the freezer the night before. It will help keep your baby cool when you’re out the next day.

Outdoor swing: Little ones will love the motion and breeze. You’ll love having your baby contained and content. Securely attach this swing to a backyard tree and voila: A swing set.

Sand and water wheel: Watch it spin as it moves in sand or water. This bright, colorful toy is mesmerizing for little kids.

Sunblock Tip: The sun is strongest between 10 and 4 o’clock, so when you can, time your stroll or outside play with your baby earlier than 10 or later than 4. When you do venture out, keep in mind that the sun’s rays bounce off surfaces like water, cement, and sand.