Summer beach bag must-haves


Chicago Parent Staff


Gymboree beach

When it's time to head to the beach or local pool, make sure you've got all the essentials in the bag. Deanna Ramsey of Darien models the latest fashions for a day in the water.

Tote bag by Gymboree

Bathing suit by LuvGear with built in SunAlert
$24, available at JCPenney,
3 Orland Square Drive,
Orland Park, (708) 349-7300.

Metallic gem sandals by Gymboree


Mist beach

Peter Lamas' Conditioning Detangling Mist
$17. Use with Detangling Comb, $2.99, by Goody. Available at


Glasses beach

Sunglasses by Gymboree$9.75,


Sunscreen beach

PABA-free sunscreen by KINeSYS$18.99,


Bug beach

BugBand towelette



Goggles beach

Taggoggles customizable goggle tags for kids
$1.99-$2.99 per tag, or Kiefer stores.



Bugspray beach

BugBand insect repellent



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