9 Kiddie Must-Haves for Fun in the Sun

From fashionable flip-flops to sun-blocking swimwear, check out the summer's hottest outdoor essentials

01 of 09

THEY'RE GONNA FLIP!

THEY'RE GONNA FLIP!

Whether strolling sandy shores or enjoying a summer soiree (make that play date!), your pretty-in-pink princess will love perfecting her walk in The Children's Place's Hibiscus Flip Flops. As for your on-the-go tyke, he's sure to make waves in his own surfboard-printed pair.

Buy It Now! The Children’s Place Hibiscus Flip Flops, $3, childrensplace.com

02 of 09

BUGGING OUT

BUGGING OUT

Quit bugging me! With BabyLegs's BabyNoBugs, your outdoor explorer won't have to say it twice. Designed to be worn on the arms or legs, the comfy slip-ons have been pre-treated with Insect Shield to keep persistent pests away. Best of all? The built-in protection lasts for up to 70 washings.

Buy It Now! BabyLegs BabyNoBugs, $15, babylegs.com

03 of 09

SHADY BUSINESS

SHADY BUSINESS

Sarah Jessica Parker’s twins Tabitha and Loretta are fans of these peepers (designed by an F-18 fighter pilot!), which shield against UVA and UVB rays. The BPA-free flexible rubber frame (available in 10 colors from rockstar red to beachy blue) means it’s safe to gnaw, twist or bend.

Buy It Now! Babiators, $19.99, babiators.com

04 of 09

HAT'S ALL

HAT'S ALL

They've got the cutest little baby face! Shield it from the sun with Zutano's Froggies Baby Sun Hat. Lined with buttery-soft cotton and featuring a cute frog-themed fabric, little ones will be ready to hop outside for a day of play.

Buy It Now! Zutano Froggies Baby Sun Hat, $17.50, zutano.com

05 of 09

SUIT YOURSELF

SUIT YOURSELF

She'll be riding the waves (at least in the kiddie pool) in Carter's adorable Striped Swimsuit. Adorned with plenty of girlie detailing – check out those ruffles! – the orange one-piece offers built-in protection from the sun's harmful rays.

Buy It Now! Carter’s Striped Swimsuit, $14, carters.com

06 of 09

TAKE COVER

TAKE COVER

Made in the shade! Your little hipster will be the coolest kid on the block in a pair of Very French Gangster's sunglasses. A spin on their adult couture specs in pint-size packaging (think ultra-stylish tortoiseshell frames), these new sunnies for ages 3 to 10 are definitely a splurge for your trendsetting tot – we’re bound to spot these styles on celeb kids this summer.

Buy It Now! Very French Gangster’s sunglasses, $124, littlefashiongallery.com.

07 of 09

THICK SKIN

THICK SKIN

Teach them to love (and care!) for the skin they're in with UV Skinz Sun Apparel. Offering up to 50 SPF protection, everything from the bucket-style hats to the kid-friendly rash guards allow your kids to safely soak up the sun.

Buy It Now! UV Skinz Sun Set, $31, uvskinz.com.

08 of 09

TOWEL SERVICE

TOWEL SERVICE

Nothing like having a furry friend to keep you warm after a dip in the pool. The lions, tigers and bears (oh my!), on ZOOCCHINI's Hooded Towels are the cozy choice for your party animal.

Buy It Now! ZOOCCHINI Hooded Towels, $32, zoocchini.com

09 of 09

LATHER UP

LATHER UP

Your babe will be feeling blue after a quick rub-down with Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30. But don't worry – as the lotion dries, the blue-tinted cream fades, leaving them shielded from both the sun and a sea of bugs.

Buy It Now! Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30, $14, shop.avon.com

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