We tried and we tried but we couldn't contain him in the back pack a minute more. We let him on the sand and he loved it. He explored the textures of stuff on the beach and never once went towards the water. He had a blast and was such a cutie. Don't ask how he got that mean scratch on his face. He wasn't awake 20 minutes and all of a sudden someone says, "What happened to Will?" He never fussed or cried but had this giant red scratch on his cheek. Poor guy. Add that to the red spots next to his mouth . . . the downfall of having alabaster skin!