There is nothing better than the feel of your baby’s smooth delicate skin, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the most functional (and funky) umbrellas and shades for the family to use at the beach or in the garden to keep their skin protected and their tiny toosh soft.
Tropical print never goes out of fashion in our books, so why not splash out a little with Basil Bangs Botanica Beach Umbrella. Going for $259, this is a definite statement piece that will make your family holiday pics perfect! It is 1.8m wide and has a +50 UPF, letting the whole family fit under its dense shade.
The fun colours of the Sunny Jim Sunshade will stand out among the busy beach crowd and be a beacon for your beach home-base. Set up with tent poles and the tent cloth, the Sunshade provides a wide area of protection for the whole family to enjoy and comes with a cute matching yoga bag to carry all the set up in. Priced at $149.99, it is a really great buy that will last numerous summers.
Byron Bay Beach Life have some brightly coloured beach tents up for grabs. This Nautical Yellow tent goes for $159.00 and comes with a handy carry size bag for all the tools needed.
Shake things up a bit and shade your family with these funky Sombrillas from Hollie and Harrie. Giving both shade and space for you to lounge around and your kids to kick up sand. There are 10 prints to choose from, and are on sale now for $169.
While they might not be the cheapest at $249, the umbrellas at Sunday Supply Co are stunningly beautiful. The vintage inspired designs and the large 2m canopy span make it worth the little extra you spend.
Zanui has this aztec umbrella for $219.99, and it’s a stunner. With a strong structure and UPF 50+, this is a great buy for the family. The black and white print is also super easy to wash (those ice cream and soda stain appear just about anywhere with kids!)
Kick it old school with this 70s retro Daytripper striped umbrella. On sale now at a very reasonable $89.95, it is value at its best. Your kids will love the bright colours (and won’t lose you in a crowd!) and the 210cm canopy is big enough for everyone. Find it on sale at Beachkit.
Usually designed just for kids, the Beach Shelta instant pop up tent is large enough for anyone in the family to use. Shield yourself and the kids from the wind and sun in this easy to use pop up tent. It might not be the most stylish out there – but for $79.95 we can deal with that!
Something a little different. This Byron Bay Beach Life windbreak will shelter you from that pesky sandy breezes, all while providing an amazing backdrop for those #familysummer pics. It also acts as a privacy shield for those long weekend camping trips for only $89.00.
This print is not for the feint hearted! Show off your style with this amazing umbrella collaboration between Basil Bangs and designer/author/surfer Cynthia Rowley. You can be sure your kids will have the best protection under their shade with UPF 50+ fabric – however it’s best enjoyed solo with a good book;) Yes, $329.00 is a little steep – but you can’t look at it and not feel happier instantly!