Fun in the Sun: What to Pack for the Pool with Your Kids

by Natalie Brown
Sunny days bring happy memories of splashing around in the pool with all our family and friends. But before we jump in, we need to prepare and pack the essential items to make sure our smallest swimmers are safe and protected from the sun!

So you can head for those sun loungers with peace of mind your bag's packed for the day, we've rounded up our must-have items for the pool, featuring your favourite sunglasses from Babiators!

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Babiators x Dock & Bay

We'd also like to introduce to you our new collection ready for your holiday shop - say hello to Dock & Bay x Babiators collaboration! The new range includes beach towels, sunglasses, and beach tote bags all in the iconic striped branding! Summer in style has arrived!

Sun Protection for Kids

Sun protection should be the priority when spending the day at the pool with your crew in tow. However, as well as a high factor suncream, there are other essentials that take care of your little ones in the sun, read on to discover our favourite sun-safety essentials... 

Babiators sunglasses

We love our Babiators sunglasses for kids because they are super stylish and protective. With 100% UVA and UVB protection, our crew's eyes are protected from the sun's harmful rays all day long. Babiators sunglasses come in a range of colours and styles that are perfect to suit your little poolside person.

While our Babiators have been made with shatter-proof lenses that make them virtually indestructible, we've provided a 1 year guarantee so if they get lost or broken, you can replace them for free! That means, you can carry on with your fun-filled day without worry - yippee!

Babiators collaboration with Dock & Bay

Kids UV clothing

In addition to sunglasses, we also recommend packing outfits that offer complete sun protection.That's why this year, we at Babiators have launched a brand new clothing range, including swim vests, shorts, hats and caps! These items offer full sun protection to our kids' delicate skin while still being ultra-cool.

Swim vests

Our UV swim shirts provide an extra level of safety for our little ones and can give parents peace of mind. Perfect for outdoor fun, these quick-dry performance shirts are available in three on-trend colours that fit babies to bigger kids alike! So send those adventurers outside - they'll be ready for anything the sun throws their way.

swim vest for kids


To complete your look, the Babiators' Performance Shorts are also lightweight yet highly protective with UPF 50+ sun protection. You can shop them in two trendy colours that fit perfect from toddlers to kids - ready for endless fun under the summer sun!

Kids pool essentials


Don't forget to pack towels for the whole family! We're excited about our new collaboration with Dock & Bay, which offers beach towels and ponchos that are both eco-friendly and stylish. These towels also come in a range of fun colours, stripes and designs, making them a great addition to your pool day.


Hats & Caps

Sun hats and caps shield little faces from harmful UV rays and ours are all safety tested, so they're guaranteed to protect. Crafted with lightweight, quick-dry fabric and adjustable straps for a snug fit - these hats are perfect for staying firmly on their head - result! Beach days? Check. Pool time? Double check!

Beach Tote Bags

It's important to pack all our pool essentials in a functional and convenient bag. That's why we're also excited about the beach tote bags from our new collaboration with Dock & Bay!

These bags are spacious, lightweight, and have separate compartments to keep our items organized. They come in matching designs to our beach towels, making them a perfect addition to our pool day.

pool bags kids

Water Bottles and Snacks

Also don't forget to pack into your tote bags enough water bottles and snacks for the whole family. Hydration is essential when spending time in the sun, and having healthy snacks on hand keeps everyone's energy levels up - just what we want!

We recommend reusable water bottles and silicone snack bags as they help reduce waste!


The ultimate pool time accessory is none other than our Babiators Submariners! Little swimmers can enjoy awesome adventures under the sea in complete protection as these top-of-the line goggles provide 100% UV protection, an anti fog coating and shatter resistant lens.

Plus they're designed to be leakproof - making them ideal for taking on holiday. What's more? They feature a strap adjustment button so you don't have to worry about fit issues either!

babiators submariners

Time to pack your pool bag!

Now that we've discussed our must-have items for a fun and safe day at the pool with the kids, we hope you feel ready and excited to pack for your next pool day. 

Be sure to join our Dock & Bay crew this summer which adds eco-friendly and stylish beach towels and tote bags to your pool day essentials. Plus, don't forget your fave pair of Babiators to add to their pool-side swagger!

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Why choose Babiators?

100% UV protection for child’s eyes
100% UV protection for child’s eyes
Soft, flexible & virtually indestructible
Soft, flexible & virtually indestructible
Cool styles that make kids feel like rockstars
Cool styles that make kids feel like rockstars
Lost or Broken? We'll replace them!
Lost or Broken? We'll replace them!
Eco Packaging
Eco Packaging
Recycled and reusable packaging