Dirty Little Secret {baby powder tip}


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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?!

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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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74 comments on “Dirty Little Secret {baby powder tip}”

  1. 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!

  2. Oh my goodness, she is adorable and I love the photos.

  3. She is the cutest! I love little tutu’s! That is the greatest tip ever – just tweeted it!

  4. 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. :)

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

  6. 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!!!

  7. You have the most adorable baby!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

    Cute pics!

  11. 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 :)

  12. Emily @ ReMarkable Home Reply

    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. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. great tip! thanks for sharing! i LOVE to use baby powder for second day hair :)

  16. 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!

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

  18. Great tip, I’ve never heard of this one before. Can’t wait to put it to work, finally my love/hate relationship with sand will be ‘pure love’.

  19. Fabulous idea – and good timing too as we are at the beach this week!! Good thing I packed our baby powder :)

  20. She is so cute. I just want to squeeze her chubby little legs! Thanks for the tip.

  21. 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!

  22. No way?!?!?! I live in Fl, this will definitely come in handy.

  23. Great advice! Thanks for sharing it!! And your little one is ADORABLE!! I LOVE the TUTU!!

  24. What great advice!! Love your photos too!!

    We host a linky party “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday. This would be a perfect link up! Please feel free to add it :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!


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

  26. Thanks for this tip Jaimelyn! I cant wait to try it. I posted about it on my blog. :) THANK YOU!!!

  27. 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!!

  28. 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!!

  29. 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!!!

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

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

  32. 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!

  33. Your LO is just ADORABLE!!! Love that swimsuit! ;) Great tips for the sand too!

  34. I have tried the powder in the hair but as a brunette I found my hair looked a bit dull and almost greyish. It seems to work much better on blonds as their hair is closer in colour.

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. This is so great! Will be using!

  38. I never knew this! Thanks for sharing.

    She’s really adorable :)

  39. 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!!!

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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. :-)

  43. 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.

  44. Heather liming Reply

    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.

  45. This is a great trick as we live on a lake and my folks at the ocean, but I’m wondering: do you put the powder on while the sand is completely dry only? or anytime after erring sandy (I.e. if sand is still damp); assume that powder would get clumpy…? :/

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