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April 18, 2024

Baby Must-Haves for Sport-Going Parents

Products and tips for taking Baby along to sporting events this spring and summer.

WANDER & ROAM’S VEGAN PLAY MATS $99+ (pictured above)
A convenient vegan leather mat for the beach, park, picnics or lay it out in the grass and get comfy with Baby as you focus on your kids’ sporting event. Also for indoors (think painting, play dough and crafts); available on Amazon. n

A 2-in-1 diaper bag backpack and baby carrier? Yes, please. Certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute; this forward bag and carrier has 16 nifty compartments. Pack for the day ahead, plus fit the entire carrier in one compartment. Ideal for newborns; made out of breathable cotton; adjustable one-size-fits-all; available on Amazon.

Suitable for newborns and tots. Easy and light enough to take along with you for Baby to play in or hopefully nap! Available on Amazon.

Navigating soccer fields with babes and tots made easy! Pull the kids along and go ahead, toss in some snacks, toys and items to get them through the day. Easy to fold/unfold; lots of storage space; deep footwell; mesh side panels for optimal ventilation; removable canopy for added shelter; all-terrain tires for a smooth ride. Comes in many shapes and sizes; available on Amazon.


  • Be ready for weather. Your car kit can include an extra blanket, sunscreen, umbrella and plastic bags for icky sports equipment.
  • If Baby gets fussy, take a walk using a carrier or stroller or pull out a special toy you’ve brought along.
  • Be sure to lock your vehicle — just-walking tots can slip away unnoticed by accident.

Prepare coolers and diaper bags the night before your sporting event happens. That way all you need to do is toss in your ice and ice packs then off you go!

If you will be attending a loud event, be sure to be at-the-ready with noise-canceling headphones for Baby.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.