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Last week we enjoyed a wonderful week at the beach. It was SO much fun!! More pictures to come.. I just have to go through the thousand pictures I took. Yes, I get a little camera happy on vacations. That or my kids are just to darn cute!


While at the beach I learned a dirty little secret from my Aunt. My sand babies had a blast playing, digging, eating.. practically swimming in the sand! At the end of the day the sand was EVERYWHERE! If you’ve been to the beach you know that sand is practically impossible to get off.


Well here’s the secret: Pack a travel size bottle of baby powder in your beach bag. Then at the end of the day, all you have to do is rub the baby powder on the skin. Simple as that! The sand will rub right off. AMAZING stuff! It leaves my babies nice and soft! AND most importantly… sand-free!


Now there’s one happy baby! Isn’t she the cutest?! Love this little girl!

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Do you want to know what else I love using baby powder for? Day old beach hair! It acts as a dry shampoo and is perfect for the beach…because let’s be honest… who wants to get ready at the beach?! I love to just relax, have fun and not have to worry about my hair or makeup!

So have you tried either of these tricks?!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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70 Responses to “Dirty Little Secret {baby powder tip}”

  1. Amy @ All In A Day

    Oohhhh…..good to know! I hate it when sand gets everywhere then you end up tracking it back into your hotel/condo too! Thanks for the great tip. Living here in Florida, I’m sure I’ll put it to good use soon!

    • Jamielyn

      oh yeah that is the worst when it gets in the hotel… you feel like you can’t get rid of it. lol! i love florida!!

  2. Ginger Snaps

    Adorable swimsuit! What a cutie. Thanks for the tip…I had never heard that before. I will have to try that out next time we are at the beach. :)

  3. laura

    Genius! This will save me so many beach headaches in the future! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Briana

    What a great tip!! I could have used that yesterday when my little ones were covered in sand from the sandbox. Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to try it!!!

  5. Rebecca

    That is a fabulous tip!! I can’t wait to try it out at our upcoming beach trip!! If you don’t mind, I’d like to link to it for my readers to enjoy!! Super adorable baby, by the way!

  6. Cristina

    I am SOOOO glad I read this! I’m from Puerto Rico and we’re going to take our daughter there in March for the first time. She is an ADDICT of the water so I’m sure we’ll be FULL of sand. This will be such a life saver! Again, thank you thank you!

  7. Jenny

    I have heard this before, but haven’t tried it. I will have to remember that for our next vacation!

    Cute pics!

  8. Vivian

    REALLY? My whole life on the beach and still often there with my kids and I didn’t know Baby Poweder was the secret! WOW Thank you for sharing. On another note she is ADORABLE…those rolls :)

  9. Barbara

    Such cute pictures! We used the baby powder trick when we were younger, and still use it on our feet…makes for a much less sandy car.

  10. Mauri

    What a great trick. I’ll have to file that away in my brain for when I have a baby. That or I could use it for myself because I HATE when I can’t get all the sand off me at the end of the day.

  11. Ginger

    I had heard of the baby powder trick but I have never tried it before. I have used it as dry shampoo before and it does work well for that.

    I love the little pink tutu bathing suit!

  12. Emily @ ReMarkable Home

    YES! My parents have a beach condo so normally we don’t worry too much about getting the sand off when we vacation there. But for the 4th of July we went to a public beach with my husband’s family. I was worried about our car getting all full of sand on the way home. But I used the baby powder trick to clean the sand off of all of us before we got in the car. worked like a charm! AND we all smelled much better for the drive home:)

  13. jenny

    Jamie, I cant wait to see more. emmalyn is soooooooooooo cute!!!!!! which aunt taought you that secret?

  14. Britta

    oh, I wish I read this post before yesterday…we spent all day at the beach in York, ME. thanks for the tip for our next trip to the coast!

  15. Jo

    AMAZING! Can’t wait to try it for baby and me! :) Thanks for passing that along. Such cute shots of your little one!

  16. Shantel

    i have lived at the beach for 25 years! never heard of this but will definilty give it a try! thanks for the great tip!!

  17. Virginia

    oh my goodness. those are the cutest little chubby legs in the world. i don't care if they're sandy, I just want to pinch those cute little legs! She's so adorable!!

  18. Sherri

    I have done this for years and share this tip with everyone!! Works so well … my teenager still makes sure we have baby powder when we head to the beach!!!

  19. chelle

    yes, this works…I have a big thing of baby powder in the car for the beach, and it works everytime!!!

  20. Lisa

    Great tip! I will try it at the next beach trip.
    Adorable little girl! My daughter has the same suit, it is the cutest. =)

  21. Shar

    Oh wow! I am packing one in my car right now, living in Hawaii we do have a lot of beach days! I just never heard of this trick before. Thank you!

  22. Type Mom

    I love this trick! Fabulous! Used it yesterday and it works SO well! I just started a blog myself and had to share it! I included a link to your site for all to see the original post! Thanks for the helpful hint!

  23. Laura

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE using baby powder for the sand!!!! Baby powder is ALWAYS ALWAYS in my beach bag here in So California!! It’s just always funny how many weird looks my family & I get when we get into the car! Everyone gets ‘powdered up’ before getting into the car. Besides how much better it feels than being all sand-y, it is so much easier getting powder out of the car than SAND!! And by the way, my family are no longer BABIES, but boys ages 20, 17, & 12! Thanks for sharing one of my favorite tricks.

  24. Ninette

    I can’t believe I have lived in FL my whole life and NEVER KNEW THIS!!! I am so excited!!! Going to throw baby powder in the beach bag now!!! Thanks!!!

  25. melanie

    i’ve seen this trick before, but please, please be so careful with talc– it is so bad if it is inhaled. I’m a physician and if talc is inhaled it scars the lungs so they won’t inflate–the 2 opposing sides will stick together, so you can’t inhale. Cornstarch is better because it doesn’t have as much dust and is safe if it is ingested.

  26. Tami

    What a fab tip and what a beautiful little girl. I will definitely be taking the powder next time we go to the beach :)

  27. Kelly

    What a great idea! We’re taking a beach vacation this summer, so I will remember this. I pinned it just to make sure I would. :-)

  28. Delories

    My 85 year old aunt had a severe rash on her chest area, and after numerous trips to the dermatologist and a number of different creams, my aunt tried plain ole Johnson’s baby powder and within a few days she was getting better. We love our Johnson’s.

  29. Heather liming

    I’ve used this trick since I was a kid and recently shared it with my friends who were amazed and excited to use it for their kids. One other thing we have done is sew a little bag out of cheesecloth and then filling it with powder. Rub on the skin and it works the same without all the billowing dust. Store it in a ziplock. Also the cornstarch powder works just as well to avoid the talc.

    • Jamielyn

      That is such a great idea, I will definitely need to try that next time we go to the beach! Thanks for sharing Heather! :D