Being a parent is tough. There’s about a million things to juggle, all while being supportive and keeping an eye on the kids not on the field (today). Just a bit of planning can go a long way to making sure your day at the field goes off without a hitch. Here are a few tips to make this summer baseball season a breeze.
Just like your child has their equipment bag, pack your own bag with the essentials. Sunglasses, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else you’ll probably need should all be kept in a dedicated bag to make it easier to haul from game to game. A change of clothes is a good idea incase your son or daughter hits that game-winning RBI and ends up with a Gatorade shower.
Shade and hydration are the name of the game in this case. There’s no guarantee the park will have a shaded area, so pack that beach umbrella just incase. A cooler filled with bottles of water and ice is a must. Plus, keeping your cooler in the shade of your umbrella will help the ice and keep everything cooler longer.
Keep Them Entertained
Siblings can get a little fidgety watching someone else play while they have to sit and watch. If you’re lucky, there’s a playground nearby where they can burn off some of that energy. If not, make sure you pack some distractions that will last the entire game. Board games, books, or other quiet activities are better for the ball field since they don’t rely on batteries or have a risk of overheating in the sun.
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