At City Mom Collective, we are jumping-up-and-down excited to bring you our March issue of Mom Must Haves. Each month we feature our favorite brands and product recommendations, hand-selected by moms, for moms, and this month we’re talking all things SPRING BREAK!
March is here, and whether or not it feels like Spring yet in your neck of the woods, it’s almost time for that wonderful time our kids have been asking about since Christmas: Spring Break!! In this issue of Mom Must Haves, we are bringing you our tried-and-true product recommendations for Spring Break Travel!
Two of our favorite words as a mom: DUAL. PURPOSE. This FitFort beach bag (big enough to hold 4 big towels!) is also a cooler, with the capacity to hold 12 drink bottles! The side pockets are designed to hold your sunscreen, phones, sunglasses and so on.
The mesh bag on top with a zipper closure helps you get to stuff quickly (repeat: QUICKLY!), and the special made PVC mesh is anti-sticky and keeps items dry and odor-free. Just shake it and the sand shall leave your sight!
The FitFort beach tote bag helps you get ready for picnics, barbecues, camping, swimming, road trips, vacations, festivals, tours and sporting events, family outings, all kinds of parties and more!
If you have not seen this car seat, prepare to have your minds BLOWN. The mifold grab-and-go booster car seat is the most compact and portable booster seat ever invented, and folds down to fit into a child’s backpack or even the glove box! This seat is designed for kids aged 4 and up (40-100 lbs), and is safety tested and meets or exceeds NHTSA standards in the USA. It is perfect for carpooling, traveling, taxis, car sharing, rentals, and for fitting 3 in a row! Oh, and the set up time? 30 SECONDS.
Headed to the beach for Spring Break this year? Check out this adorable 12 piece sand toy set from FunLittleToy, with a FOLDABLE bucket! Finally, a sand bucket that can travel in your luggage!
In addition to the bucket, the set also comes with 6 aquatic creature shape sand molds (crab, sea star, fish, tortoise, crab & fish), a flower pot water wheel, watering can, 2 beach tools (shovel & rake), and a reusable mesh bag for easy storage and travel. The perfect spring/summer toy, beach toy set for toddlers, and at the under $20 price range, it would also be great for pool party favors!
Nothing makes you appreciate the value of a good piece of luggage like motherhood, am I right? If you’ve ever had to rush from one gate to the next with multiple kids (or even one) in tow, you know how important it is to have a suitcase that easily glides along with you.
Our personal favorite is this “The Large” from Away, thoughtfully designed to last for life. The lightweight polycarbonate shell protects everything inside, while the interior compression system and removable laundry bag keep you well packed. And check out that beautiful blush color!
We all know how hard it can be to find a swimsuit that fits us well enough to wear while we play with the kids AND looks good at the same time. This ruched monokini is one of our favorite Amazon finds, and comes in every color of the rainbow, as well as some gorgeous prints and patterns!
The high neck design with a padded push-up bra and neck hook closure provide support and shaping, and the smooth fabric is stretchy, comfortable and soft. Available in sizes XS,S,M,L,XL, 14 Plus, 16 Plus, 18 Plus, and 20 Plus.
So what are you waiting for? Find your favorite color or pattern, and go jump in with your little ones!
Just like the sand bucket, another item that is traditionally hard to pack is a sun visor. Enter this roll-up sun visor hat from Lullaby, which has the open-top design perfect for mamas wearing their hair in a ponytail or top knot.
This visor is foldable and packable, and is also GREAT for blocking your face from the harmful rays of the sun: not only does it have a wide brim to shield the direct sunlight, but it also has 50+ UV protection built in.
Not headed to the beach this Spring Break? We still recommend grabbing this visor, as it’s perfect for gardening, going for a walk or hike with the family, or lounging by the pool.
In case you haven’t heard, the fanny pack is BACK, and we are here for it! We are loving this faux leather one from Target, and we think you will too! Fanny packs continue to be the perfect combination of fashion and function, and that is exactly what the modern mom needs.
This fanny pack features a woven belt with a clip closure for easy on and off, and the metal slider lets you easily create the right fit and look. Slip on this waist bag before a day at the theme park, or to make travel days easier and more convenient. Wear them proud, mamas!
The image of this Lilly Pulitzer beach blanket will pretty much sell itself, don’t you think? It is so gorgeous! Outlined with playful fringe, this chic floral towel boasts statement-making design.
It’s made from the softest pure cotton, and these beach towels have been professionally tested to block ultraviolet rays and scored the highest rating of 50+ on the UPF scale. This product also meets the gold standard of textile production – it exceeds organic fiber requirements, contains no restricted chemicals and meets strict social responsibility standards.
And again, it is GORGEOUS! You definitely need this for some Instagram-worthy photos this Spring Break, mamas!