Kids' Summer Essentials

Kids' Summer Essentials

There's a lot to consider when it comes to the kids getting out and about in the summer - and staying safe while they're at it. You'll want to make sure they are protected from the sun but, at the same time, you want them to have as much fun as possible without feeling restricted in movement and activity options. From sun protection to kid's swimwear essentials, we've rounded up the top items to ensure your little ones have a safe, comfortable and memorable season in the sun. Here are some things you will definitely want to put on your kid's summer essentials list to keep them entertained (and sun smart) all summer long.

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Kid's Water Shoes

Water Shoes

Kid's water shoes, also known as aqua shoes or dive shoes, allow kids to get up to all kinds of summer fun and adventure without injuring vulnerable feet. Durable and versatile, aqua shoes are constructed from neoprene for quick drying, and feature high-traction rubber outsoles for added grip. Water shoes are a kid's summer essential, offering protection and comfort for all their summer aquatic adventures. Designed to provide traction on slippery surfaces, shield against sharp objects, and dry quickly, kid's water shoes ensure that little feet stay safe and happy during water play, whether at the beach, pool or the water park. Quick-release ankle bungees allow for hassle-free on-and-off functionality. Kid's water shoes really prove their worth when kids are in beach water treading on coral and stones, out of the water on jagged rocks and hot sand or on the deck of a boat.

Kid's Swimwear

Swimwear is another important kid's summer essential for both safety and enjoyment. Designed for water activities, kid's swimwear offers UV protection, dries quickly and provides a snug fit. With vibrant styles and designs, it encourages confidence, allowing children to fully embrace the joys of swimming, splashing and soaking up the sun. You can feel extra confident that their young skin is being protected from the harsh summer sun with UPF swimwear. This swimwear boasts the kind of ultra-violet protection (UVP) ratings active kids need to stay sun-savvy all summer long. Made from fast-drying materials and highly breathable stretch fabric, the kids will stay cool and comfortable no matter what the conditions are, and the 50+ UPF rating gives you both peace of mind and outstanding sun protection.

Kid's Summer Clothing

Summer Clothes

Kid's summer clothing and rashies, also known as rash vests, are the perfect complement to other UHP swimwear. As with most of our kid's summer clothing range, rash vests boast 50+ UPF sun protection. They are also made from recycled materials, are easy to maintain and come in a range of contemporary designs and styles. Paired with kid's outdoor pants or swim shorts, the kids will be fitted out for summer fun from top to bottom. Outdoor clothing is a kid's summer essential for protection and comfort during active play. Lightweight, breathable fabrics shield against the sun's rays, bugs and scrapes, ensuring children stay cool and safe while exploring the great outdoors, making every summer adventure carefree and enjoyable. Engineered from quality materials that are durable enough to take whatever the most active of kids can dish out, hardwearing kid's clothing, like our kid's shirts and tops, is great value for money and easy to clean when you head off to your favourite summer campsite.

Kid's PFDs

Kids PFDs

Kid's PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices) are summer essentials, ensuring water safety during aquatic activities. These life-saving devices provide buoyancy, allowing children to enjoy swimming, boating, or other water sports with confidence. Kid's PFDs are designed for comfort and security, making them indispensable for a worry-free and enjoyable summer by the water. For families that love being around the water in summer, a quality personal floatation device could be the best investment you ever make for your kids' safety. At Anaconda, you can choose from a selection of PFDs that are suitable for every water activity, from boating and fishing to water-skiing, tubing, kayaking, wakeboarding and everything in between. With multiple adjustment points and large armholes, the kids can continue to enjoy flexibility and freedom of movement, so their fun won't be compromised by the safety aspects. Our range of kid's PFDs are made to the highest quality safety ratings, meet important international standards and are made to last.

Kid's Hats

Kids Hats

As a parent, you're undoubtedly well aware of the importance of kid's hats when sending the kids out in the summer sun. Our range of sun hats are summer staples, offering crucial sun protection. Wide-brimmed hats shield delicate faces and necks from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn. Baseball caps provide a sporty style while keeping the sun out of little one's eyes. Stylish and functional, sun hats are a must-have for a sun-safe summer wardrobe. From fishing to playing in the shallows at the beach, to kayaking to hiking and any other number of activities, you need to equip the little ones of your family with headwear that keeps them cool and protected from the elements. Choose from boys' and girls' wide-brim and bucket hats for everyday use, including breathable straw-weave construction for enhanced comfort and drawstring chin straps to make sure they stay in place. Our range also has lightweight, stretch fabric caps with legionnaire covering to prevent neck sunburn in a range of fashionable designs and stylish looks.

Kid's Pool Toys

Amp up the water fun this summer with our range of essential kid's pool toys for endless fun this summer! The kids might like to stage their own beach cricket tournament, volleyball competition, dive ring challenge or simply laze away the hours with colourful, quirky and engaging inflatable devices. Look for UV-resistant materials to prevent fading and prolong their lifespan under the summer sun, creating a season of joyous water activities. But remember: these beach toys are not just for the kids, they're also the perfect excuse for bringing the whole family together for some summertime fun that you'll still be talking about in years to come.

Kid's Bodyboards

Kids Bodyboards

Bodyboarding is awesome summer fun, and our range of kid's bodyboards includes an array of contemporary, eye-catching designs that are sure to appeal to the kids - and the kids at heart! Bodyboards are the perfect essential for kids in summer, providing an exciting entry into wave riding. Lightweight and manageable, bodyboards and boogie boards provide endless fun at the beach. Easy to use, they enhance confidence and water skills, making them ideal for young adventurers seeking thrilling aquatic experiences during the sunny season. Featuring HDPE slick bottoms for greater performance and added thrills in the water, the XPE topdecks give you a bodyboard tough enough to handle a variety of conditions, while maintaining density and shock-absorbing features for added value and long-term durability. There are different size bodyboards too, which means there's something for everyone in the family so nobody is left on the sidelines.

Kid's Sun Protection

Sun Protection

Sun protection like sunscreen is vital for kids in summer to shield their delicate skin from harmful UV rays, preventing sunburn and long-term damage. The recommended UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating in Australia for sunscreens is at least SPF 30, providing high protection for delicate skin. This safeguards against 97% of UVB rays, crucial for preventing sunburn and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Regular application, especially on exposed areas, ensures a safer outdoor experience, allowing kids to enjoy the sun responsibly while establishing healthy sun protection habits for life. Always follow product instructions and reapply as needed, especially after swimming or sweating.

Discover The Best Kid's Summer Essentials At Anaconda Today

When it comes to finding the best kid's essentials for summer for their next outdoor adventure, Anaconda has all of your outdoor footwear needs covered. Before you head out though, make sure you check out our Adventure Centre for more helpful tips and exciting destinations that you can visit with your friends, family and loved ones. If you liked our Kid's Summer Essentials article, then you might also like some of our other articles for tips and fun destinations such as:

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