The Pup was captivated by the beach: the waves, the sand, the wind. He was especially fond of our front deck, which led to a yard full of citrus trees (the fruit of which he ate, peel and all). He ran up and down and up and down these boards, giggling the whole time. However, Malibu in May is not exactly Malibu in summer - it was COLD.
The Pup's Look: Shirt by Kiwi Industries via zulily. Pants by Kee-Ka Organics via Gilt. Onesie by little seed for Target.
I had to keep him warm with lots of layers, which we'd peel off as the day went on. He was more likely to go to the beach in long pjs and a fleece vest than a swim suit. Outfits like these were optimal - lots of soft organic cotton - with a sweater on top for mornings and evenings. I've discovered all of these great kid brands that specialize in cotton knits through sites like zulily, babysteals, and Gilt, and the cuts and fabrics are just amazing. I'm kind of obsessed with these pants - The Pup has a bit of a problem with pants (in that they ALL fall down), which means I always put a onesie on under his tees to keep his diaper up. But these slim leggings are just perfect on him, leaving his onesie as a cozy extra layer against the California wind.
He was such fun to introduce to the beach. Getting the sand out of him? A worthy price.