2016 Summer Essentials in the South End Area

July 25, 2016

Warm temps, blue skies, summer is here in Boston. Whether heading out to a picnic on the esplanade or vacationing on the Cape, check out a few of our mommy and me summer essentials that you can find in our favorite local shops.

Swim Gear
Get your little one water ready. Tadpole has a great selection of bathing suits, sun hats, sunglasses, and swim shoes. As much as I love the sweet and playful patterns by Iplay, I really appreciate the fact that the swim diapers are built right into the bathing suit bottoms; just wash and reuse. Doesn’t get much easier!
{TADPOLE. 58 Clarendon Street. www.shoptadpole.com}

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Picnic Blanket
Pack light. Magic Beans in the Prudential Center sells my go to baby shower gift, the J.J. Cole Essentials Blanket. The reason I highly recommend this blanket to my mom friends because it’s waterproof (babies=messy) and is easy to clean. It also folds up compactly so I can easily toss it under my stroller and it doesn’t take up much room. With this blanket we are ready for any pop-up outdoor play.
{MAGIC BEANS. 776 Boylston Street. www.mbeans.com}

Organization
Keep everything in order. As a mom, I have a million things running through my head before I run out the door. I love items that keep me organized and serve dual purposes. Flat on the Hill has coolers and totes by Scout. The bold and preppy designs disguise the fact that you’re lugging around baby food pouches and swim diapers. The bag can be used to store wet towels and clothes for the way home. Getting you to and from your destination in style.
{FLAT OF THE HILL. 60 Charles Street. www.flatofthehill.com}

Hydrate
Sip in style. Paper Source has really cute stainless steel water bottles by S’well. This item is amazing because it keeps your drink cold for 24 hours. As a new mom, on the go, you rarely have a moment to think of yourself. By the time you have baby situated your water (or iced coffee!) is sweating and warm. Treat yourself to a cold beverage this summer!
{PAPER SOURCE. 338 Boylston Street. www.papersource.com}

SPF
Protect your skin… without chemicals! Follain to the rescue! Ilia by Balmy Ray keeps you lips hydrated and moisturized without a gross sunscreen taste. They also sell Suntegrity Mineral Sunblock 30 SPF. I love this stuff because it’s not greasy and it is full of antioxidants gives you anti-aging protection. What mom doesn’t need that?
{FOLLAIN. 53 Dartmouth Street. www.shopfollain.com}

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Happy Summer South End families!

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