Mum’s summer essentials kit

Mum’s summer essentials kit

The summer holidays are approaching and whether you going on a day trip to the countryside or a beach holiday abroad, mums handbags always end up full to the brim with everything a child could possibly need.

To lighten your load and save your handbags we’ve come up with the essential survival kit:

Sun Cream

Protecting your children from the sun can be tricky, especially if their in and out of the pool, or refusing to wear a hat. But there are a couple of key things to remember, keep your kids out of the sun between 11am and 3pm especially if abroad, all children need to wear a minimum of factor 30 and remember to reapply every couple of hours.

Nivia have a great sun spray specially designed for kids, Nivia Sun Kids sprays out blue making it fun and easy to make sure your don’t miss anywhere, factor 50 will protect even delicate skin from UVB and UVA rays and its waterproof making your life easier.

Mums summer essentials

Antiseptic Wipes

Wipes are essential, from cleaning sticky hands and faces after ice-cream to cleansing cuts and grazes they are a must for any mum.

Wet Ones -sticky fingers are designed for kids so they’re kind and gentle to young skin whilst also being antiseptic – killing 99.9% of bacteria.

Instant Icepack
Instant Icepack Instant ice packs are ideal for when you’re out and about, quickly relieving everyday bumps and bruises or to sooth the pain of a headache. They are instantly activated and ideal for cooling down a child on a hot day.

Specially designed for kids, Koolpak’s instant ice pack is slightly smaller than adults and feature tumble the tiger. The Koolpak kids range is available on line at and offers significant savings against the licensed versions of these products.

Insect Repellant

Insects and bugs can be a pain throughout the summer, especially when eating outside. Remember bright colours can attract more bugs, so be aware of what your child’s wearing. Apply to clothes where possible so it’s not absorbed into the skin, and when applying to a child’s face spray it on your own hands first to avoid contact with eyes and lips.

Boots Repel is especially for kids, and provides protection against mosquitoes, midges and other biting insects.


Plasters prevent dirt and bacteria infecting a wound, and as we never know when children will have a bump or fall their great to keep in your handbag. Plasters provide a barrier, to cover the graze or cut and importantly stop infection.

Peppa Pig plasters are bright and colourful featuring the cartoon pig, fun plasters can often comfort a child that’s fallen over and stop them wanting to pull it off. These plasters are water proof and latex free.

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