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8 Essentials for a Day of Water Fun
Now that the summer sun has decided to show its face on a consistent basis, my daughter and I spend pretty much every day enjoying some type of water fun or another. Usually it involves us spending the afternoon at a nearby lake or pool and over the course of these past few weeks I’ve pretty much become a pro at knowing what essentials to bring so I don’t end up under/over-packing. Here are 8 great things to take along for a day of water fun!
8 Essentials For a Day of Water Fun
Eight great essentials that will help you prepared for water play with your little one that is fun and stress-free!
My daughter practically lives in swimsuits and I always make sure to find ones that have built-in UV protection like this one.
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When the water play ends, you’ll want to be ready with a cozy towel to dry off your little one and maybe a fun one like this will help coax them away from the water when the time comes.
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Anytime you’re out in the sun with a little one (over the age of 6 months), sunscreen should be applied since their skin is so delicate. I keep a tube in my swim bag so I’m never left without it.
If you’ve ever made the mistake of trying to pass off a regular diaper for a swim diaper in a water play situation, then you’ll understand why swim diapers are definitely a water play necessity.
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Show up at the wading pool without water toys and you’ll quickly have a recipe for toddler meltdowns on your hands. Toddlers aren’t always the best with sharing and when they see all the other kids with water toys, well…you can imagine the results. These are a great option, because they can be used as bath toys once summer is over.
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PBJ sandwiches and fruit and veggie food pouches are our summer time meals of choice. They’re great for busy toddlers on the go who won’t be super interested in sitting still for long to have a snack when the water is calling their name. My daughter loves carrying around her half sandwich and stopping regularly for bites.
Lots of water
Making sure you and your little one stay hydrated while you’re having fun in the sun is a must. Bring along a water bottle so you can quench your thirst in between playing.
Since we go to the lake/pool so often, I have realized that the best way to streamline the process is to have a dedicated tote with all of our waterplay essentials. Now when it’s time to head out, all I have to do is add a few items and we’re good to go. Make sure to choose a waterproof tote, because you’ll definitely need it.
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