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June 28, 2021

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The sun is shining and the moment we’ve been waiting for all year is finally here… SUMMER BREAK!

It’s the season of summer camp and popsicles, bonfires and picnics. I’m sharing some of the hottest gear and products to keep you and your little ones cool this summer. 

Keep reading for more info about each gift idea, or scroll down for the video gift guide!


DockATot Sun & Sea Collection

First up is the new Sun and Sea collection from DockATot, the award winning lounger to take baby from the house to the beach or pool. I’ve used DockATots with my last two and I love these loungers- they are SO handy!

DockATot is a multi-functional docking station for babies created to mimic the womb. It’s made of all-natural 100% cotton, and it comes in two sizes – the deluxe for little babes up to 8 months and the grand for up to 36 months and beyond.

It’s the perfect spot for supervised play, tummy time, and hanging out. When you’re outside, just add the cabana kit for a retractable, UV-protected shade of 50+ SPF.

It keeps baby cool while keeping the bottom of the dock clean from sand and dirt, making your next trip to the beach an absolute breeze. 

California Beach Pop n’ Go

For the active little ones who are on the go or need even more space, this playpen is your summer adventure solution. A friend brought this over to our house for a BBQ and her little one was having a blast in it and I just knew I had to get one for my youngest, who will be on the move and needing a safe spot to play before I know it!

I was most impressed at how quick the set-up and break down was. It’s called the California Beach Pop n’ Go – a UV protected playpen that will keep your little one safe and secure. 

At just over seven pounds, it’s light and super easy to use. The “pop and release” technology makes it a breeze. Just press down once and you have a functional space for kids in seconds.  

It comes with a UV shade cover, as well as great accessories like the self-inflating mattress- for some extra cushion to keep your little one comfy. There’s also a backpack that transforms into a high-quality organic bamboo beach blanket that’s weighted so it stays put and large enough for 3 adults. It’s also sand, water and heat resistant. 


Coco Beans Co. 100% Silk Sheets

Babes can stay cool and comfy all night long with the 100% silk crib sheet by Coco Beans. This mom-invented product is the first and only completely silk crib sheet that prevents tangles, bald spots, and frizzy hair. My babies tend to go bald in the back of their heads after a few months and I’m excited to use these sheets with Mae to keep her hair smooth!

It’s ideal for babies with curly hair or sensitive skin. And it’s perfect for summer, since the natural material is moisture-wicking, breathable, and regulates your little one’s temperature no matter the season. 

These crib sheets come in adorable prints, and the best part is they’re durable and machine washable!


Micro Kickboard Scooter

When your kids are ready for some summer fun, the number one way to get around is the Micro Kickboard. My kids and the whole neighborhood scoot around on these all summer long. I’ve been wanting to get the adult version but haven’t yet- they look so fun!

These award-winning scooters are strong, comfortable to ride, and range in sizes for ages one all the way up to adults. 

The Maxi Deluxe features LED motion-activated light-up wheels and offers a stable ride that supports children as they curve and carve the sidewalk. The handlebar grows with children from ages 5 to 12.

While the kids are scooting around town in style, they can also sport some shades from It’s the go-to site for shopping affordable and trendy eyewear, with hundreds of styles for the whole family. 

I recently got a couple new pairs for summer and loved the virtual try-on feature. It helped me figure out how sunglasses would actually look on my noggin’ before purchasing- win! They also offer blue light blockers for all that time spent in front of screens. 

My favorite were the baby glasses though- they really have something for EVERYONE!

What are your go-to summer brands and products? I’d love to know! Share with me here or over on Instagram @emilyrichett – connect with me there. I’m always on the lookout for new products to test & feature!

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