Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family

Summertime goes by too fast, so we’ve selected some of our favorite new warm weather products to help you stay cool, travel safer and have more fun while it lasts! Check out these 10 awesome items you won’t want to miss.


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S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle


This stylish water bottle will keep your drinks icy cold or nice and hot for hours. The construction is heavy duty and the unique cap is a serious improvement on typical stainless steel drinking bottles. Holds up well to bumps and bangs.


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Beco Soleil Baby Carrier


This beautiful carrier is the newest offering from Beco. Decked out with the latest modern features and made with the same excellent quality as all of their carriers, this 100% cotton essential is perfect for summer hikes. 

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SnoozeShade Sun and Sleep Shade


Looking for a good way to protect baby from the sun and keep him cool on summer strolls? The breathable and universally sized SnoozeShade blocks almost 98% of the sun’s UV rays, keeps bugs and light rain out and is phthalate, BPA and lead free. An excellently placed window means your little one gets all of the benefits of being protected from the elements while still enjoying the sites.



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FirstBIKE Balance Bike


One of the best and most used gifts I ever bought for my 3-year-old was a balance bike–and the FirstBIKE is by far one of the highest quality and coolest choices around. Their award winning designs look great and are as safe and sturdy as they get. Plus, the tires are great for just about every surface! The style featured above is Limited Orange, but they have many variations and colors to choose from at


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ErgoBaby Travel Carrier


Many of us have discovered that Ergobaby makes great carriers, but did you know they offer a super lightweight option for parents on the go? These travel carriers are made from 100% recycled polyester on the outside and 100% organic cotton poplin next to your baby’s skin–for comfort you can feel great about.

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Glow in the Dark JuniorBeads


Talk about fun! We all know kids love glow necklaces and these ones are super cute and much safer and more eco-friendly than standard choices. Made from 100% silicone and free of BPA, cadmium and lead…you’ll free great about letting the kids don these on a warm summer evening. 

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Pluggz Women’s Flip Flops


Flip flops are standard summer attire, but not too often does a company come along that really mixes things up in this department. These flip flops are super comfortable and feature a unique grounding “plug” that helps you feel more connected to the earth while walking on any surface. 

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The Shade Car Seat Sun Shade


“The Shade” by Imagine Baby is another great way to keep baby cool and comfortable in the sun. The fabric is UV 50 and should easily fit most bucket style infant car seats. Easy to get on and off and super breathable, this shade is free of BPA, phthalates and lead. 

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BubbleBum Inflatable Travel Booster


Booster seats are a vital part of safe summer travel, but hauling one around can be a major hassle. Bubblebum has solved this issue with their inflatable travel booster. This safe seat is rated for kids 4-11 and up to 100 pounds. Chosen as a “best bet” by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

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Snapper Rock UV 50+ Kids Swimwear


While there are a lot of great natural sunscreen options on the market now, slathering kids down with cream is not the only way to keep them safe in the sun. Snapper Rock makes a delightfully cute and easy to care for line of UV 50+ swim clothing for babies to preteens. The outfits are nicely designed to work both as swimwear or play wear. Check out their whole line at


Want more? Check out our safe sunscreen guidejoin the conversation in the Mothering community or read tons of feedback from Mothering moms on a huge array of items in our Reviews Section.

One thought on “Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family”

  1. This is such a great list, Melanie! The other day I was at REI and saw they now have an entire section of Ergo Travel Carriers next to the “adult” backpacking section. They’ve never had that in previous years. Guess either baby carrying or Ergo is becoming more ubiquitous and mainstream these days. Which is great! The more moms try it, the better!

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