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July 24, 2024

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Throw a Little Shade!

On hot summer days, babies and kids need shade. Here are some of the best items we’ve found for quick, easy, portable relief from the sun.

Slather on the sunscreen and plop ’em in a cool spot created by one of these quick & easy portable shades.

(pictured at top of page, too)

$49.99 /
This anti-UV pop-up play tent, which features a mosquito net, protects your baby from the sun’s UVA/UVB rays, sand, wind and mosquitoes. The pop-up system makes the folding and unfolding easy β€” and portable β€” for fun indoors or out.

iCorer Extra-Large Pop Up Cabana
$45 /
The tent provides a spacious interior, and it pops up so no assembly is required. Two side mesh windows provide ventilation and it has two zippered doors so you can use it as a changing room. UV Guard protection is provided by silver-coated interior fabric. Secure with provided extra-long stakes.

Sunba Youth Baby Beach Tent
$45 /
Here’s a baby shade tent that’s perfect for the beach because of the bowl-like base that you can fill with water or leave empty. It offers 50+ UPF protection from the sun, too. It’s also easy to set up because all you do is unfold for it to pop open. Appropriate for ages 3 and younger.

One-Touch Beach Tent
$85.99 /
For a quick pop-up tent, this lightweight one does all the work after you unfold it out of the bag. The mesh top panel provides ventilation while the sides provide the shade.

Beach Surf Shelter
$90 /
Here’s quick shade β€” simple instructions are sewn inside the carry bag. A removable floor allows for sand play at the beach without exposure to harmful UV rays. Water resistant and coated with UPF 50+ for protection.

Presto Cabana Tent
$64.99 /
It’s a shade tent you can take anywhere, even to the beach with it’s attached sand bags that you fill upon arrival. All you do to pop it up is pull a cord. No extra parts. It’s also big enough for you and a child.

BeachBub Umbrella
$130 /
A royal blue canopy with a base that holds it firm in those frisky gulf winds. Load the base with sand. The umbrella receives rave reviews for durability in all kinds of weather.

Hatteras Fast Pitch Shade with Drink Sleeve
$90 /
Take this shade anywhere. Pre-attached, color-coded poles let you set up your shade fast. The UVGuard material offers 50+ UPF protection. Keep your bottled drink safe in the three-can sleeve. It also has a mesh window you can use as a second door.

$110 /
Stake it to the ground in your backyard or take it with you to the beach! This lightweight, portable sun shade provides five times more shade than a standard beach umbrella. It features four panels of durable UPF 50+ rated polyester fabric. Roll ’em up or down β€” and Velcro them together β€” to create a wall of protection. Fill the anchor pockets at the bottom inside with sand to keep it in place or use the tent pegs when on solid ground; just be sure to bring a little hammer with you if the ground is too hard.

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