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Breezy Summer Style (for baby and you)

  • By Christina Vercelletto
    Photos by Valerie Fischel

    Jeanine Johnsen is known for her dainty, girly styles, like these swim cover-ups for your little lady. ($40; jeaninejohnsen.com for nearest stores)

  • We flipped over these kitschy pool totes from Tanner Bananer. They're made of oilcloth, so they're waterproof and come clean with a baby wipe! (20 prints available, $20; tannerbananer.com)
  • Cabana Life's entire line gives 50+ UV protection. This sun-proof, 100% cotton Henley lends a nautical look with sailor stripes and an embroidered octopus ($34; giggle.com). Old-school citrus plaid trunks brighten things up. ($12.50; crazy8.com)
  • Picnic in the park? Take along JJ Cole Collections' essentials Blanket. It opens to a big 5 ft x 5 ft, wipes clean, and folds in a flash into a easily-totable pouch with a handle. ($30; toysrus.com)
  • Pink Chicken puts a Bohemian twist on the standard sundress. This "Lola" style is dreamy for a beach babe ($60; pinkchicken.com for stores). Complete the tropical vibe with pediped's Leilani shoes from their new Flex collection. ($39; pediped.com)
  • Lazy, hazy vacations come with fireflies, barbecues -- and bad hair days. Solve your tress distress fast with one of these chic Popsicle-hued Bermuda Headbands from A. Tierney. ($18 each; atierney.com)
  • Girls don't get all the cute clothes, after all. Your guy will be the man at the next cookout in the "Swedish Fish" navy button-down ($36), "Apple" cargo shorts ($33), and Reversible Bucket Hat. ($22, all available at zutano.com)
  • What's not to love about flip flops? Except maybe that "pounding the pavement" feeling. We're betting that you live in these Ugg Fluffies for the next four months. The plush yet firm footbed will be a real treat for your tootsies. (7 colors available, "Lipstick" shown, $30; bloomingdales.com or uggaustralia.com)
  • We know lots of babies won't keep hats on. But if you're one of the lucky ones, a sun hat is a smart idea. The toppers from Hatley get our vote. The perky prints are adorable. ("Summer Garden" and "Mermaids" shown, four boy prints available, $13.50 each; hatleynature.com)
  • Getting sunscreen out of the bottle and onto your squirming sweetie -- then doing it again in an hour -- may be the only thing to dread about the arrival of summer. We're sold on Baby Silk's SPF 30+ Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes by MD Moms. About the size of a wipe, but stretchier, each one gets the job done head to toe in a few swipes. ($26 for 15; mdmoms.com)
  • You're not alone: Few of us are eager to don a bathing suit. But a flirty cover-up? Now you're talkin'. The stunning shade of aqua, the floaty style, and the silver bead accents of the chiffon Cairo Kaftan from Fantasie will make you feel as gorgeous as you are. ($49; biggerbras.com)
  • Gingham is everywhere this season... good thing! We're fans of the retro-sweet look of this classic print. Two of our fave swimwear picks for spunky sprouts: Shoshanna's navy and white ruffled one-piece ($66; scoopnyc.com and Bella Bliss' mint suit with ric-rac trim. ($46; bellabliss.com)
  • It's easy to forget yourself when you're taking care of your baby at the shore. But protecting your face is as simple as plopping on a wide-brimmed hat. All of Wallaroo's sunhats have an adjustable drawstring inside for a custom fit. Shown are the "Victoria Diva" in lime straw ($36) and the "Casual Traveler" in hot pink canvas microfiber. ($34; both at wallaroohats.com)
  • A stroller umbrella -- genius! No more draping blankets over the canopy. This clip-on sock monkey parasol has built in 50+ UV protection and adjusts in three places. ($29.99; shadybaby.com)

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