What To Pack When Bringing Your Kid To Outdoor Music Festivals

Just because your band has a new member doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy music festival season. Below you can find a vetted list of what to bring filtered by


utility, packability, third-party ratings and price.

1. Ear Protection

Em’s 4 Bubs

  • Originally created by a professional musician for his daughter

  • With a 22dB noise reduction rating, Em’s 4 Bubs are the world’s smallest hearing protection earmuffs, designed just for infants

  • Adjustable headband to hold them in place, which helps to disperse pressure more evenly

  • Certified by the American National Standards Institute for ear protection

  • Amazon rating of 4 stars

  • $28.99

2. Sun Protection

Schylling Infant UV Play Shade

  • Protects your kid with the highest UPF rating available at 50+ UPF

  • Patented structure pops up and down in seconds and packs into a small travel bag

  • Waterproof and equipped with pegs and sand pockets

  • Measures 15.75” x 2” x 15.75”

  • Amazon rating of 4.5 stars

  • $41.99

Babiators

  • 100% UVA and UVB Protection

  • 100% rubber plus Impact and shatter-resistant lenses

  • Lost & Found Guarantee: If your child’s Babiators are lost or broken, Babiators will replace them

  • Free from BPA, phthalates, and lead-based paint

  • Amazon rating 5 stars

  • $19.99

J Crew Rash Guard

  • UPF 50 sun protection

  • They have a snug second-skin fit made of Nylon/Lycra® spandex

  • $36.00

3. Hydration

Swell Water Bottle

  • Keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours

  • 18/8 double-walled stainless steel, non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free

  • 25oz holds entire bottle of wine

  • Mouth is wide enough for ice cubes and drip-free sipping

  • A portion of the proceeds from this bottle sold will go back towards WaterAid

  • $35.00

4. Nicks and Bruises

Baby First Aid Kit

  • This infant grooming kit is a combination of efforts of The First Years and the American Red Cross.

  • Contains all the essential grooming products including a digital thermometer, nasal aspirator, capped medicine spoon, nail clipper with a magnifying glass, and a storage bag.

  • 6 months and up.

  • Amazon rating of 4 stars

  • $18.92

5. Style Points

Band Shirt

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