My baby girl checking out her first sandcastle!
Made courtesy of her daddy. She very gently felt the top of it and slowly demolished it.
I was surprised she didn’t try to eat the sand.
My son made her a second one so she wouldn’t be without. He’s such a good big brother! He really takes care of his sis!
The sheet, behind her, was where I tried to get her to play, but she, like her mommy, loved the feel of the sand between her toes and got mad whenever I pulled her back!
I find a sheet works better than a towel, it’s bigger, for one, and sand doesn’t stick to it.
I still use a sheet any time we go to a beach, whether it’s at the ocean, lake, or by a river. Even at a park. It’s larger, lighter, and sand or stickers don’t get stuck on it the way they do on a blanket or towel.
There’s your parenting hack of the day for you beach lovers with babes.
Share your beach parenting hacks with me in the comments.
Originally posted Jan 2011. Oh it’s fun to look back on these memories!