Here Comes The Sun

Summer is coming! Is there anything better than a sunny beach day, followed by a balmy night spent with the kids, eating fish and chips for dinner? Here at Minty, we are dreaming of those long days and lazy nights (and no washing up) so we have pulled together a list of Summer essentials for some fun in the sun with the kids. Look no further for all your Summer essentials! 

We have rounded up our favourite kids swimwear, plus beach gear like toys, multi-use playmats and perhaps the biggest beach bag you didn’t know you needed. There’s so many fun and vibrant accessories and practical pieces that will make this Summer one to remember. So if you’re by the beach or on a balcony, we have got you covered with plush towels, paddle pools and the ultimate in sun protection for all the littles in your life. 


The swimsuits from Peggy are exceptional quality, the material is super thick and provides ultraviolet protection factor 50 (UPF50) protection. These long-sleeve swimmers are featured in the delightful Dahlia print and are available in sizes 6 month to 12 years. 

Maggie long-sleeve swimsuit in Dahlia – $79.95  

Made from cotton seersucker, these classic board shorts from Goldie + Ace are made for fun in the summer sun! Featuring a drawstring elastic waistband and two pockets at the front and back for storing beach treasures. Pair with the unisex Sea Party Rash Vest, a long-sleeve rashie with UPF of 40+. Featuring the Sea Party print, exclusively designed for Goldie + Ace. Available in sizes from 3 months – 6 years.

Seersucker Cotton Board shorts – $49.95 and Sea Party Rash Vest – $49.95 

Swim nappies are a beach essential for the little ones! A reusable, machine washable swim nappy from Itti Bitti is the perfect accessory for the beach, in the backyard under the sprinkler or the paddle pool. Lightweight and breathable the designs are hand illustrated in unique prints and available in small, medium and large for the perfect fit. Small boosters are sewn in for extra protection and they are swim teacher approved. Save the environment this summer and choose a reusable swim nappy instead. 

Itti Bitti Swim Nappy – $29.95 

Splash all summer long with Halcyon Nights Flower Flow Swim Suit. Featuring pill resistant properties and UPF 50+ protection, your bub will always be ready for the sun.

Flower Flow is a collaboration with Claire Ritchie, featuring endless amounts of colour, brightness and joy.


This unisex sandal from Oak and The Little Folk is a classic style for every kids’ wardrobe. Versatile and timeless, your little folk will love the cushioned sole which adds extra comfort.  Made from hand woven, waxed leather they have a lovely vintage feel. The cushioned back makes these a sturdy little shoe which won’t slip off and an enclosed heel means it can be worn all year around. Made in 4 sizes from 2 years of age up to 4. 

Every kid needs a hooded towel. The Dashes Organic Cotton Towel from Acorn Kids is perfect for the beach or bath. Features a large front central pocket for collecting treasures. Acorn is an Australian owned family business and all prints are designed by local artists. 

Who wants a baby burrito? Gah! Yes please. Swaddles are one of those multitasking baby items that are easy to pack for a light layer on the go, pram shade covers or a lightweight blanket when the sun gets hot. Big on colour, big on fun – we can’t go past the new range from Kip & Co. 


The Sande Kids Beach Hauler is made for off-road where the old beach cart can’t venture… Load it up and carry it on your shoulder while you have a surfboard under one arm and a baby on your hip.

This oversized beach bag has a giant (yep, it’s BIG!) 110 litre capacity and holds up to 10kg. It is strong and durable, made from a PVC mesh so that sand can sift through. Ideal for bulky beach toys, towels and beach blankets.

Is there anything more Australian or more iconic than Ken Done? The latest collab for Kip & Co is with none other than Aussie artist Ken Done. This terry towelling beach bag is a square shaped shopper bag with front patch pocket and floral handles to match. Made from 100% organic cotton terry this new range is inspired by 80’s style icons rocking terry on the tennis courts and pool deck. 


The Pop Pip POW Jumbo size is a whopping 2m x 2m. This will make the perfect mat for picnics or at the beach this Summer, or a great Christmas gift for anyone you know with kids!

The Jumbo size is waterproof, absorbent and machine washable and it comes with a convenient drawstring backpack.

A cool summer essential for days when you need to cool off at home. The little ones will love splashing and playing in the water on warm days. We love the this paddle pool from our friends at Design Stuff, home of beautiful and inspiring lifestyle pieces for adults and kids alike! Available in a variety of gorgeous patterns and colours to suit any home decor. 

The Petites Pommes classic floats are iconic and timeless – perfect for summer! This timeless green of British heritage is a crowd favourite and is a great unisex option and just as beautiful for children as it is for adults.

A beach toy set is ideal for long Summer days by the sea. Made from food grade silicone, this beach toy set includes a bucket with durable, long handles, 1 spade, and 5 moulds for decorating sandcastles and getting super sandy. 



Channeling the vintage vibes, the Spritz Premium Beach umbrella captures the joy and happiness of the summer holidays. It’s an easy choice for some happy beachside relaxation. Plus you’re easy to spot on the beach! 

The features include SPF50 with 98% UV protection, waterproof, weather treated outdoor canvas with a vented canopy and a luscious soft, white fringe.  Extendable hardwood poles for easy set up and the Basil Hinge for adjusting the angle of your canopy. It’s a 1.8m diameter, family size canopy and is compact for easy storage and portability. A Summer must-have! 

The perfect hat for your kids’ adventures this summer! The clever foldable design means it is ready to be packed for your days at the beach or park. This beautiful hat is a hand-weaved crochet straw hat with a straw bow tied around the crown. Also available in Adult size – so you can match with your mini!

Inspire adventure and fun in this lovingly designed Sunny hat. Made with the Kynd Baby signature sustainable viscose fabric, the Sunny hat is cosy and perfect for keeping sun off your little one’s face all summer long.  

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