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Tips for taking your kids to a professional baseball game

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It’s finally summer and I love being outside and spending time with my family!  This year we decided to take all 3 of my kids (5, 7, and 9) to see the Phillies play while we were visiting family in Philadelphia.  It was the first time for my youngest 2 children to go to a professional game so I was a little nervous taking them.  However, I had really thought it through and tried to be prepared so it would be a fun experience for everyone.

Are you planning on a trip to the baseball field this summer? Here are some great tips when you take your kids to a professional baseball game.

Tips for taking your kids to a professional baseball game

1.  Think about where your seats will be- We decided to spend a little more than we normally would since the two youngest had never been.  We wanted their first time to be a fun experience and we wanted them to have a good view.  We sat in the lower level and before the game we could walk down and be right on the field and watch the players warm up.

2. Bring your Glove- You can’t go to a game without your glove!  My boys gave us a hard time about bringing them at first, but after the game started and saw all the foul balls.  They had them on most of the game and ready to catch anything that came near us.

3. Get there early for batting practice-  This is so much fun!  There are a ton of foul balls and you can see all your favorite players and you may even get an autograph.

4. MONEY!-  My kids are always happy when they have food.  We got a cheesesteak, drink, and then cotton candy in the stands.  We had some fan gear too, but we picked up a little more while we were there.

Tips for Taking Kids to Professional Baseball Game
4. Wear your Jerseys or Fan Gear-  My older son loves going to Philadelphia because he is a huge Phillies fan.  He loves that everywhere he goes there are other fans (not so many down here in North Carolina).  Make sure you support your team and wear a fan shirt or the same color.

Tips for Taking Kids to Professional Baseball Game
5. Walk around – Around the 5th inning my daughter was ready to explore.  I took her for a walk around the stadium.  We looked in a few of the shops and even found some fun activities for the kids.  She won a megaphone which she was able to yell the rest of the game.  🙂 There was also a small playground with slides and tunnels that she was able to enjoy and we still made it back for her to cheer for a game winning home run.

Tips for Taking Kids to Professional Baseball Game

6.  Bring some small toys– Depending not he age of your kids you may want to bring along a bag of small toys to help keep them entertained.  Hot Wheels and Shopkins are perfect for this.  Of course, everyone has their phone.

7. Banana Boat Sunscreen-  Sitting out at the afternoon game would not be fun if we were getting sunburned.  We applied 2 tablespoons to the kids (and myself) 30 minutes before we went out in the sun.  We did this at the house before we left for the stadium.  You should reapply after 2 hours, but sooner if you’re swimming or sweating a lot.

Tips for Taking Kids to Professional Baseball Game Tips for Taking Kids to Professional Baseball Game

Banana Boat sent me 3 different kids of sunscreen to try out.  SunComfort™ Clear UltraMist® is great for everyday wear.  It’s really light, you barely notice it.  Dry Oil Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen has argon oil and your skin feels so smooth and moisturized.  It’s really light weight and doesn’t feel greasy at all.  This is what I wore and I loved it.  Sport Performance® Lotion Sunscreen with Powerstay Technology™ is perfect for my kids who are outside running around, playing sports and sweating a lot.  It won’t run in their eyes which is perfect because my kids often complain about that.

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Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Great practical tips. I was just talking to my friend today who is taking her kids to a pro ball game this summer. I will pass this along!


Monday 22nd of June 2015

When my kids were young, they all loved going to baseball games because of the food, the people, the noise - it was just exciting. Even for my girls. If you can keep them busy by talking to them and explaining to them what is going on, it will be more pleasant for everyone.


Monday 22nd of June 2015

How well did the 5 year old do? I am afraid mine might get bored... Our games/stadium is much smaller, so there isn't as much to explore.


Monday 22nd of June 2015

She did really well. When I told her we were going she said, "Not another baseball game!" because we are always at her brothers. We got food when we got there then ate in our seats. That took some time. We bought some pompoms too. She cheered a lot.