We may have experienced a little rain over the weekend but the intense heat continues. If you ask us, it’s the perfect excuse to hit the beach — and to take the little ones along! According to various studies, taking your baby to the beach is actually good for her brain development. The stimulating sensory environment allows babies to explore and discover different materials, textures, smells, and concepts. And parents seem to agree!
30+ photos that will convince you to take the baby to the beach!
After we asked our SmartParenting.com.ph readers to share their baby’s first summer escapade with us, most of the photo submissions showed beach babies! Granted, your tots may not fall in love with the sand and the sea at once, but when they finally do, it will take some cajoling to get them out of the water.
It was this photo of 7-month-old Calla Cassidy that got us thinking: was she welcoming the heat or escaping from it? Either way, it inspired other parents to send in their children's best photos!
Mom Joy Petalver was understandably anxious for her daughter's first time at the beach. "But all my worries disappeared when I saw her sparkling eyes and excitement at seeing the fish swimming underneath her," she shares.
Since Tracy is asthmatic, her pediatrician advised her parents to take her to the beach. "The air is moisturized, and swimming will make her lungs stronger," explains Joy. "Because of this, my husband and I are planning to visit the beach regularly!"
Mom Kimberly Ramacho says the waves were a bit rough when they took 11-month-old Alexandra to the beach so they just let her sit in her inflatable. At first, it looked like she was afraid of the water, but when the waves would reach her, Kimberly shares, "she would laugh so hard, so she was surely enjoying every bit of it!"
3. Sand play develops various skills in your baby.
After a traumatizing experience in an inflatable pool, mom MJ Bibe thought her 4-year-old son Jeidrenz won't be able to go near the water again. But during his first beach trip in Batangas, the boy was surprisingly enthusiastic. "He really enjoyed it, especially playing in the sand," the mom shares.