This lucky little water baby swims in the pool nearly every day the temperature is above 75 degrees. A few summers ago, I discovered the PuddleJumper, a Coast Guard approved floatation device that lets toddlers & pre-schoolers swim around the pool while keeping their head above water. It’s safe, he loved it, I loved it because he stayed afloat. In my opinion, it takes the #1 spot on my list of swim gear for Pre-Schoolers.
Now that he’s 4, it’s time for him to swim without a floatation device and we’ve started swim lessons, but he’s still using his now faded PuddleJumper. This thing is waaaaaaay better than water wings and has made the past few summers at the pool a lot of fun. Hopefully, he’ll be swimming on his own soon, but for now – we’re still using it!
Here’s what else I’ve been toting to the pool this summer:
The PuddleJumper is a Coast-Guard approved floatation device that makes swimming fun for kids and parents – Puddle Jumper is available on Amazon.
Lands End Canvas Tote
Classic, roomy, and the totes that been toted for decades, Lands End canvas totes are great pool bags that can hold several towels, clothes, snacks, and the Puddle Jumper can be clipped to the handle. Available on LandsEnds.com.
Put your cell phone & keys in a waterproof zippered bag so it’s easy to find in your bag and stays protected from splashes. Itzy Ritzy bags available on Amazon.
Betmar Floppy Hat
I found this hat at a shop in Hilton Head, and I absolutely love it. It’s a little bit floppy and the perfect size, in my opinion. Also, it can travel well. It’s also going to double as my wine tasting hat in California next week, it’s that cute. There are several colors options. Betmar hats available on Amazon.
Of course, LOTS and LOTS of sunscreen and a few big beach towels are also essential.
PS – I read in blogs that you’re supposed to ask a question at the end of a post to start a conversation. Then I read that you’re never ever under any circumstances supposed to end on a question. I can’t keep track of what I’m supposed to be doing, but I am curious: What’s in your pool bag for the summer?