Team SN's Summer Favorites for Mom

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This time of year is always special, but when you’re a Mom, it takes on a new meaning. Whether it’s your first summer season with your little one or your first time dropping your tween off at camp, there’s a lot to be excited about (and, yes, exhausted by). With the help of all of the moms here at Team SN, we’ve rounded up some summer essentials you need if you have little ones in your life. 

To make waking up easier… 

Speaking of early mornings, waking up your kids isn’t always the most pleasant experience–and getting them to sleep is a whole different story. Enter HATCH, a smart alarm clock designed to support your little ones’ sleep habits. This is far more than a simple sunrise and sunset alarm (but it’s that, too), it’s an all-in-one sleep machine that includes white noise, a night light, and even a sleep library filled with stories to help lull your baby to sleep. Plus, when your little ones are old enough, you can treat the “time to rise” signal as a contest–can they stay in bed until their HATCH tells them it’s time to get up? Creating healthy sleep habits and giving you a little more solo time in the morning: win, win.

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For the (let’s face it, inevitable) scratches and scrapes…

There’s hardly anything worse than watching your little one’s face crumple after they’ve tripped and fallen or somehow hurt themselves during playtime. And while there’s nothing fun about a boo-boo, we like to do whatever we can to make the experience slightly less painful. And that’s where Welly comes in. They have everything from quick-fix kits (which are far more than just bandages; they contain hand sanitizer and antibiotic ointments, too) to excursion sets that feature bandages in multiple patterns (our little ones often gravitate towards the nautical-themed ones) to Ibuprofen to hydrocortisone and so. much. more. We couldn’t do summer (or any season) without them.

To transport literally everything (including tiny humans)…

If there’s one summer essential that evokes childhood playtime as far back as we can remember: it’s a wagon. But the old, rickety metal wagons weren’t quite cutting it as far as we were concerned. Until we found the Joey Wagon. Whether we’re picking up toys from the lawn (because there are literally always toys on the lawn) or transporting tiny humans (pro tip: kids will spend hours playing with this wagon), you’re going to be using this every day of the summer–and beyond.

For matching with your mini…

If you’re hosting a dinner party this summer or even just attending one, we’ve got your wardrobe sorted. Our long sleeve mini dress is ideal for guarding against cool breezes on a summer night, but the open-back will keep you from getting too hot. Plus, it comes in a mini version, so be sure to scoop up another for your little girl.  

To treat yourself...

Finally–being a mom is hard every season, but in the summer, you probably feel like you’re running around more than ever. And that’s why you deserve to treat yourself. Our pick? A pair of Helios Earrings from UK jewelers SORU, to capture the sensibility of the season. Pop them in your ears when you’re short on time, but still want to look put together, and use them to finish off a look when you’re getting all dressed up.