A trip away inevitably leads to an overpacked car – four of us plus luggage is all our long-suffering station wagon can handle, and it’s a real effort to squeeze everything in. We always take our swimmers and some water play toys, even if we’re not going somewhere beachy, just so the kids can be amused while in the bath, pool or sea.
Stiff beach buckets take up a lot of space and we think this Scrunch Bucket is pure genius for space-strapped parents and kids. Roll it up, scrunch it, fold it up – it then pops back into shape when needed. It’s a handy carry-all that’s not only great for those trips to the beach, but also for home use storing pencils and small toys. It’s made from durable silicone and can be crammed into the tightest space in the corner of your beach bag or glove box. Take it on a boat, bushwalking or away camping, and you’ll wonder how you ever did without
Available in six colours – green, blue, red, pink, yellow, purple – from Urban Baby. for just $16.95 each plus post.