How to Dress Your Baby for Summer Vacation

Are you planning a fun family summer getaway? Whether you’re planning a two-week-long tropical vacation or just taking a day trip to the beach, here are some tips for keeping your little one safe, comfortable, and stylish! 😉

Sun Protection

It’s essential that you plan your baby’s outfit accordingly if you’re planning on spending long hours in the heat. When you’re taking your baby out in the sun, look for hats that have UPF built into the fabric, a wide brim, a neck cover, and an under-chin strap. For example, the Searsucker UPF 50+ Floppy Hat from Flap Happy has a large brim to shade the face, ears, and neck from the harsh rays of the sun and a strap to protect it from getting blown away by the wind! 

 Searsucker UPF 50+ Floppy Hat


Sunglasses add another layer of sun protection for your little one. You’ll want to look for a pair that protects from both UVA and UVB rays. We personally love the Flexible Frames Sunglasses from Real Shades. In addition to being very effective in protecting your little one from the sun, but they add an extra layer of style too!

Flexible Frames Sunglasses from Real Shades

Suitable Footwear

Your little one’s footwear will depend on your family’s destination. A waterproof sandal with quick-drying fabric and a flexible sole is ideal for a beach holiday, whereas casual sneakers and boots are perfect for a trip that will require walking on slightly rougher surfaces. Make sure the shoes or sandals you choose are sweat-wicking and don’t put pressure on their toes. We often recommend the Casual Black Low Top from Little Love Bug Company. They have waterproof, soft soles and are built more durable so they are flexible in different outdoor environments.

Casual Black Low Top- Little Love Bug Company 


On extremely hot days, there is always a risk of overheating, even with appropriate sun protection. To avoid this, make sure your little one’s shirts are loose-fitting and made from at least 95-100% cotton. This lightweight fabric allows air to reach their bodies, perspiration to dissipate, irritation to be avoided, and skin to be cooled. All of our tops are made from at least 95% cotton, including organic Bamboo cotton, so the only decision you have to make is what style to choose! We love the Golden Yellow Tie Dye Short Sleeve from Me & Reekie! It’s soft, comfy, and lets your little one show off their own sunshine!

 Golden Yellow Tie Dye Short Sleeve- Me & Reekie

If you have any other questions about how to dress your little one for your upcoming vacation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at or on Instagram at Have a wonderful vacation!