Baby Powder Beach Hack For Sand


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After a fun day at the beach with your kids, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to remove sand from body parts. Especially before you load everyone into the car for the ride home. Why does sand get in EVERY crack and crevice of your and your child’s body? This sand trick has revolutionized our family trips to the beach and it’s super easy! Find out about this baby powder beach hack for sand. See how this life hack works and discover the BEST way to remove sand from kids.

We’ve all tried baby wipes to get rid of sand. Or it may seem easier to try and wash away the sand with water. That’s what I always did in the past. I would gather up buckets of ocean water and try to wash away the sand. I would dip the kid’s feet and hands in the bucket and then towel dry before we left the beach. Honestly, it never worked. They would complain about how much they didn’t like the feeling of the sand stuck to their body. Can you relate to this frustration?

In this post, I will show you why I never take a beach trip without baby powder. I’ve included a video so you can see how easy this is. You will be amazed at how simple it is to actually REMOVE the sand with baby powder.

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Why should you take baby powder to the beach?

The baby powder beach hack removes stubborn sand from hands, feet, between the toes, and other body parts. This sand trick even works to remove sand from clothes and wet hair, releasing the grains of sand from the scalp. Firstly, it is best to air dry after getting out of the water. Then simply sprinkle some baby powder on the sandy area and rub back and forth with your hands to brush away the sand.

If you want to keep your hands clean, you can use a cloth, clean towel, or even a paintbrush to remove the sand and baby powder. However, I find it easier to do with my hands, and the baby powder gets the sand off my hands too!

Baby powder, also known as talcum powder, is one of the best ways to remove sand from your body. It leaves you and your child’s skin smooth and sand-free.

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How does baby powder help get sand off?

This baby powder sand trick really does work. Dry sand is easier to get rid of than wet sand. The baby powder absorbs the moisture, allowing the sand to dry and fall off your skin. Leaving your skin smooth and sand-free. Make sure to use a baby powder with cornstarch for the best results.

Check out this video to see how easy it is to remove sand from the skin with this baby powder beach hack. Even during a windy beach day, this baby powder sand trick works great!

What can I use if I don’t have baby powder to remove sand at the beach?

Cornstarch is the main ingredient that helps the moisture to absorb from the sand and causes it to fall off. If you don’t have baby powder, or talcum powder, to remove the sand then use cornstarch as an alternative. This is also a great option if you don’t like baby powder, or prefer something more natural. Cornstarch can be found at grocery stores in the bakery aisle, or online, or at big box stores like Target or Walmart.

How do I get sand off my baby?

Many parents use baby powder to keep their baby’s skin smooth and dry. It helps to absorb moisture that can cause a rash, especially in the diaper area. Did you know this same method can be used to remove stubborn sand from your baby? Just like the big kids, this baby powder beach hack works to remove sand from your baby’s skin.

When you are going to the beach with a baby it is helpful to take these baby beach accessories. Being prepared with the right beach gear will make the beach trip easier for you and your child. To help you know what to pack we offer these Printable Family Travel Packing Lists.

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Try This Easy Sand Trick

As a recap this Baby Powder Beach Hack is the BEST way to remove sand from your child’s body:

  1. Get out of the water and air dry.
  2. Sprinkle some baby powder on the sandy area e.g. feet, hands, hair.
  3. Rub back and forth with your hands to brush away the sand.
  4. It leaves you and your child’s skin smooth and sand-free.

Next time you head to the beach with kids, try this baby powder sand trick. I love what a difference this hack makes to our beach trips, and it helps keep sand OUT of my car! I wish I had known about this easy baby powder beach hack when my kids were little. But now that I know I want to share it with you!

And remember, let’s BE Family so you can enjoy the journey.

Until next time,
💕 Ruth

For more about family travel check out these posts:
Beach Essentials: What to bring for Kids
Family Beach Vacation – Ultimate Guide & Packing Lists
How To Survive Rip Current with Kids
When Can You Take a Baby to the Beach?
Baby Beach Accessories: The Must-Have Beach Gear

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Baby Powder Beach Hack To Remove Sand From Skin
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Ruth Hutchins grew up in England and now lives in North Carolina with her husband, Doug, and their two young daughters. They always loved to travel, but once having children everything changed because family travel is more complicated. Traveling with a baby may feel overwhelming to new parents. Travel with a toddler can really test your patience, and traveling with kids can lead to utter chaos. However, travel with your little ones doesn’t have to be that stressful or exhausting. On the BE Family Travel blog Ruth shares her parenting wins, and even epic failures about traveling with kids. She provides resources to help you feel empowered to plan a family vacation and travel with your children.