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Summer Must-Haves: 7 Cool Products to Splash into Summer Fun!

It’s summertime, and the living’s easy when you have the best summer products in your corner! Thankfully, we’ve done the legwork and are excited to share with you seven summer must-haves for Summer 2024, featuring the coolest beach buys and swimming pool products to keep cool this summer.

7 summer must-haves to add to your shopping list

Crocpad Inflatable Water Slides

RRP: $999 – $1939
WHERE TO BUY: Crocpad.com.au, selected Clark Rubber stores, Amazon, Catch and eBay

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Get ready for the BEST time ever with a Crocpad Inflatable Water Slide for your pool, lake, river or boat (Pontoon slide). Unlike other inflatable water pool slides, Crocpad inflatable pool slides are the first commercial-grade pool slides on the market. Each Crocpad inflatable pool slide is designed for residential or commercial use and made with commercial-grade material, making it the best Christmas gift for anyone with active kids and a pool to play in.

Crocpad slides can hold up to 250 kg too, so they are great for kids and adults alike. Expect your slide to last for years and easily fit in any pool, no matter the size or shape. Their inflatable slides come in a range of styles too, and each design is patented and easy to set up, move and store. Featuring a reinforced base for safety and stability, these slides do not require running power or water once it is up, so you can even take it with you camping, whether to a creek, river or lake. Crocpad Inflatable Water Slides come with a 2-year warranty and guarantee years of fun.

Prepare for endless hours of safe fun with Crocpad inflatable water slides. Order yours now and enjoy Australia-wide shipping and heaps of other cool pool toys, including their ever-popular water mats.

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SAMMIMIS Hooded Towels

RRP: From $59.95
WHERE TO BUY: SAMMIMIS

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Whether you’re heading to the beach, creek, pool or out on the boat, a hooded towel is a summer must-have! SAMMIMIS Hooded Towels are perfect for the whole family – adults, too!  Each hooded towel is cut and sewn by hand.

All kids’ hooded towel ranges are sand-free, absorbent, quick dry and provide an extra layer of sunscreen without feeling hot or restricted. Plus, they’re super easy to take on and off thanks to a big neck opening on the AMALFI Kids or the front zipper on TASSOS Classic, MONTERORRO or MENORCA Terry range.

Choose from sleeves or sleeveless in several designs and prints, including stripes, mermaids, and LIMITED EDITION shark designs. Plus, you can also decide whether you want pockets to hold all of those special beach treasures.  SAMMIMIS really does have the largest hooded towel range in Australia to choose from. Take a peek below!mum central


Zoggs Water Wings Vest

RRP: $55
WHERE TO BUY: Zoggs

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Zoggs Water Wings Vests are a game-changer for children learning to swim. With this buoyancy vest, your child can experience accelerated progress, learning to swim up to 5 times faster, which means more fun for them and less fear for you.

Their unique vests encourage a natural swimming position and acts as a buoyancy aid for little ones aged 1 to 5 years (up to 25kg). Each of the foam floats is strategically placed in the arms, allowing for effortless movement and freedom of arm movement whilst swimming.

Crafted with a neoprene body and super-soft sleeves, the Water Wings Vest is comfortable and secure. The secure back zip has a safety tab to ensure it stays in place during aquatic adventures, so you can let them swim worry-free. Zoggs Water Wings Vest is a Stage 2 product that makes learning to swim a breeze and is ideal to use between swim lessons.

Check out the full range of products at Zoggs. We love their 3 Stages of Swim Development, so you can pick the perfect product to suit your child’s swim level. Stages: 1 – Start to Swim, 2 – Learn to Swim and 3 – Confident Swimmers. Always use under constant adult supervision.

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* The distribution centre will be closed during the holiday period, so all orders placed on or after 22 December 2023 will be shipped after January 8, 2024.


Roshambo Toddler Sunglasses

RRP: $38.95
WHERE TO BUY: Roshambo Baby Australia

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Keep their little eyes protected and get them used to wearing sunglasses with the ultra-adorable Roshambo Baby Sunglasses range. Made in Italy, we think these are the best toddler sunglasses on the market. They’re bendy, twisty, durable and designed to stay on babies’ faces for longer. Plus, they are child-safe and will easily withstand the pressures of even the most destructive toddlers.

Made from recycled materials, they’re also thumbs-up for our planet and are 25% lighter than other toddler sunglasses for zero toddler resistance. Choose from a rainbow of colours, all polarised and rocking UV400 A/B/C protection and Category 3 darkness.

Another great thing about these best toddler sunglasses is that they will grow with your child, keeping their eyes protected from babyhood right through to adulthood.  To top it off, Roshambo Baby Australia supports charities such as The Ronald McDonald House and Kids With Cancer Foundation. So dive into the world of Roshambo Baby – where fun, fashion and function come together for any outdoor escapades.

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Done by Deer Sand Play 5 Piece Set

RRP: $69.95
WHERE TO BUY: Danish by Design

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Beach toys should be built to last and this is exactly what Done by Deer’s Sand Play Set can offer – hours and hours of fun in the sand with toys that will go the distance.

Their Beach & Sand play set is made in Denmark and includes 5 fun pieces for sensory fun including a bucket, lid, spade and two Croco and Elphee sand shapes. Each set is perfect for making sand figures, carrying water, and studying small things in the transparent bucket with each of the sand shapes coming in gorgeous Powder, Blue or Sand colours. 

‌All Done by Deer products are tested to comply with strict European standards and are therefore perfectly safe for kids to use. Head to Danish by Design to check out their full range of summer must-haves for tots. Sign up to their newsletter and get a bonus 10% off your first purchase of all Danish by Design products!

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Bliss Out 8L Beach Shower

RRP: $159
WHERE TO BUY: Beach Soul

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Family adventures just got easier thanks to the ingenious Bliss Out Beach Shower! This portable shower allows you to rinse off no matter where you are – the beach, out bush, anywhere really! Ideal for beach days, camping trips, outdoor adventures and any other sticky, dirty and grubby affairs – all you need to do is fill it up and you’re clean and sand-free.

Beach Souls Beach Showers feature an uncomplicated design and are made out of tough BPA-free plastic. With just a few pumps, you can effortlessly rinse the sand from the kids, hose down the dog, wash those pesky camp dishes and keep your car pristine. Simply pop it in your car when you’re heading out and give the kids (and the dog) a quick rinse before they get into the car.

There’s even a hands-free option with 6+ minutes of continuous water flow for an easy shower on the go. Plus you can fill it with hot water for warm showers and choose from 10 shower head modes.  Best of all, this unit requires absolutely no batteries or power! It’s such a great idea and one that also benefits the earth – one tree is planted for every order placed with Beach Soul.

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The Solmates Refillable Sunscreen Applicator

RRP: $29.95
WHERE TO BUY: Solmates 

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Mess-free sunscreen applications CAN exist! Meet the Solmates Refillable Sunscreen Applicator – designed and created by two Aussie Mums keen to find a more sustainable and convenient way to protect their families in the sun.

Made in Australia, these refillable applicators not only reduce the number of sunscreen bottles you buy but they’re also made with certified Ocean Bound Plastic. So not only are you using less new plastic, but you are also reusing existing plastic waste.

Conveniently compact, the applicator has a mess-free roll-on ball and a removable base for easy refills.  They’re the perfect size for children to use too as they easily roll the sunscreens onto their body in such a fun way. The award-winning applicator comes empty, so just add your favourite sunscreen. That way, not only do you reduce plastic, you save on costs. The applicator is a convenient, beautiful and sustainable solution to keep you and your loved ones safe in the sun.

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So there you have it!

What did you think of our top picks for summer fun 2024? In addition to the above, there are a few other summer must-haves to add to your list, including:

  • A REALLY GOOD ESKY: Yeti and Aussie Pal are both great. We also love the idea of a backpack esky, which allows you to carry cool drinks with you when you’re hiking.
  • CABANA: Nothing ruins a day of fun in the sun quite like a sunburn. A cabana is great for anywhere, especially the beach, when shade is often limited.  Look for one that’s easy to set up and take down.
  • POOL FLOATIES & SCUBA GEAR: Inflatables are so much fun – at the pool, beach, or creek. Invest in a good pair of goggles, too and if you’ve got any snorkeling trips planned, look into scuba gear.
  • MOZZIE REPELLER: The Thermacell E55 is a good one that creates a 28m² zone of advanced protection to stop mosquitoes before they can bite you.
  • SAND-FREE TOWELS: No need to bring the beach home with you in your towel – sand-free towels are awesome for any sandy outing.
  • BEACH BAG: The bigger, the better!
  • AND FINALLY, A REALLY CUTE PAIR OF SWIMMERS: Check out our top picks for kids’ swimsuits 2023.

What else would you include on your summer must-haves list?

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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