It was our first family beach trip with the whole family! I was worried about my daughter and the sun (she will be 5 months on the 19th)and wasn't sure if there would be any open shade, so I bought her a baby pool with a canopy thing. When we got there I set it up and took a receiving blanket and wet it. I put it on the bottom of the pool and she played for a while. Then laid her down and she almost fell asleep. I kept taking water and wetting her down. She is all tuckered out! Her big brothers had a blast too!!