ast week, I wrote up a piece on some Beach Essentials For You and Your Kids
. I was packing for a beach trip and was thinking of all the items I couldn't live without on the beach with two growing boys.
One major item I forgot in the review that I was reminded of was our Wonder Wheeler
. I'm shocked to have forgotten it on my initial list, because after having spent the weekend at the beach, I'm considering it one of my top beach essentials.
For years, I saw people using these carts on the beach and to be honest, thought they looked a little stupid. I thought they seemed like a waste of money when you can clearly cart all the items you need without the help of a tool such as this. How wrong I was.
Last year, after reading a particularly glowing review on the Wonder Wheeler
, I thought I'd give it a try and see what all the fuss was about. While I *can* get to the beach without the Wonder Wheeler, having it makes our life so much easier.
This beach cart is so worth the money. You can hang folding beach chairs off of it, not to mention the mesh bag that holds all of the sand toys and items you may need while you're playing at the beach. The mesh part of it is fabulous of course too since you can toss sandy toys in and the sand just falls out of the bottom of the cart as you roll it back off the beach.
Where it used to take both my husband and I to lug all of our items down to the beach (sometimes in two trips), now just one of us can get our entire load down the beach with the Wonder Wheeler. Get it at various retailers for $52.99
. Shop around because shipping can be hefty on this heavier product.
More advice for the beach:
- Beach Bag Essentials
- What to Pack for a Weekend Away at the Beach
- DYI Design: How to Make a Beach Bag
- 5 Beauty Products With SPF
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