Best toddler pool essentials. Can we just talk about how happy I am that we are about halfway through this crazy year? It has been nice that it is summertime and we have been able to get out of the house and spend some time outside.
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When we think about summer, we think about pools, beach, and water. All those things are a fun way to spend a hot, summer day.
But being a mom of two toddlers, those things are very scary. So, we do everything possible to make fun things safer.
Toddler Pool Essentials
First, we should start with sunscreen. This is an important ingredient when spending any amount of time outdoors. I like to use lotion sunscreen because you can apply it everywhere. If your kiddos don’t stand still they do have spray-on sunscreen, to make application easier. They also have sunscreen sticks which makes it easier to apply on children’s faces. Plus, it is smaller so great to throw in the diaper bag and go.
We just recently found out about Puddle Jumpers. A sweet friend let us borrow one to see how our three-year-old would do in it. He does great in one. Last year we had tried the vest but he needed swim lessons to help keep himself afloat. With the Puddle Jumpers, it has enough floats to keep his body above water. He is also able to swim around while wearing one.
Swimming lessons are always a great idea for little ones. The more they practice the better they will become. You can always teach them swimming styles yourself, or take them to the nearest pool for lessons.
Our one-year-old is not quite ready for Puddle Jumpers, so he still enjoys spending his time in a baby float. They also have floats that have a shade cover so your little one isn’t in the direct sunlight.
To make sure your little one is safe, have a conversation about water safety. Make sure they know not to go near water unless you tell them it is ok. Teach them to never go in the water unless someone is with them.
After a long day of fun in the sun, it is a good idea to make sure your little one is hydrated. Swimming and playing in the sun can really take it out of them. So, make sure they are drinking enough water.
Last but of course not least, toys always make any activity better. There are a ton of pool toys to keep kids entertained in the pool. Toys that sink to the bottom on the pool, toys that float, or balls to throw around.
There are so many drowning cases each year and yes it is a sad thing but it also shows that in a blink of an eye something bad can happen. So, to avoid something bad happening prepare your little ones with what they need to know to be safe. Best toddler pool essentials.
Leave a comment below of what your toddler needs in a pool or at the beach.
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This looks like a great list of toys for toddlers! I put my kids in swim lessons early and now they are great swimmers.
Swim lessons definitely help!
I need to get a pool for my grandbaby. She loves playing in the water and these toys would be so fun.
We have been saying that we need to get a little pool for our boys. Luckily my parents have a pool so we have been going there often.
This is a great list! I have a 16 month old son and he hates wearing a life jacket but has become brave enough to just jump in! With the world opening back up we are getting him into lessons this fall, but the pool floats are a life saver for our arms!
Yes pool floats are a must!
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These pool essentials especially for toddlers are truly very useful and helpful..glad you shared these with us..great work though..
More floats! Kids love floats and safe as well to use. Now I am missing the outdoor pool experience 🙂
Floats are lifesavers in the pool.
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Always nice to be prepared! Our pool is not opened in our condo, so kids are out of luck!
ohh that’s a bummer!
I have puddle jumpers for all three of my kids!! They are the best!
They really are. So happy we have learned about them!