Whether you’re heading to the pool, the playground, or just going out for a stroll — there are plenty of things you’ll need to toss into your stroller before you and your baby sneak away for some summer fun. Clearly, you are going to need more than just a water bottle and some sunscreen! Before summer heat really kicks up, stock up on stroller accessories that'll make your life a little easier. From creative ways to keep your baby cool, to a fun product that gives your big kid a ride — and even a few devices to make sure your stroller and diaper bag are secure — these items will save the day in a big way. Here are a few of our favorite stroller accessories for summer!
When it’s hot outside, keep your baby cool with this stroller fan. The mini fan sits on a flexible tripod, so you can attach it to your little one’s stroller or car seat in any position. This one is a must-have for vacation, car rides, or anytime you want to keep your baby feeling breezy and cool.
If you have a toddler and a baby (and you don’t want to break out the double stroller), then you seriously need a stroller board. This one from Baby Jogger easily attaches to the rear axle, so while your baby rides, your big kid can ride too! They’ll just hop onto the board and cruise along with you and your stroller, and when they’re walking, it flips up and out the way.
If you want to leave your stroller and go off on an adventure with your little one, this stroller lock will give you some peace of mind. It has so many great features — it’s small, so it won't take up a lot of space on the stroller, it works like a bike lock (so you don’t need keys or batteries), and it's super easy to use!
No more lost toys, sippy cups, or pacifiers! Secure-a-Toy is the easiest way to make sure everything your baby has in the stroller actually stays in the stroller. The straps attach to just about everything, and you can adjust the length as well. They are easy to use and effective!
We love anything that helps us stay organized, like this stroller organizer from Skip Hop. Not only can you stash your wallet, extra diapers, and your iced coffee inside, but it also includes a zip-off wristlet that you can use while running errands. Plus, it has a headphone port for hands-free calls. Basically, this stroller organizer multitasks — just like you!
Sometimes, the key to keeping your kids happy in their stroller is snacks — lots of snacks. The Snack Pod from Munchkin attaches to any stroller or car seat, and it can hold all of your little one’s favorite treats.
If your baby is taking a nap (or just needs a break from all the summer excitement), these clips will help secure a blanket over their stroller. The blanket will stay in place and your little one can catch a few zzz's.
Kids can be pretty messy and summer treats are extra sticky, so you’ll definitely want to bring along extra wipes. This on-the-go dispenser attaches to your stroller, so you’ll never be far from the wipes you need. It’ll come in handy for diaper changes or when you have messy hands and faces to clean.