Summer is in full swing! And with summer (and our current heat wave in San Diego), come days at the pool, water parks, and beaches. Along with the towels, water bottles, and snacks, remember to bring along these essentials when taking the kids out for a day in the water:
Kid-Friendly Goggles: We all know the sting from opening your eyes under chlorine water but as a kid, seeing what lurks in the depths of the pool is just too tempting! To make sure that your little divers eyes aren’t red when they come up for air, pack a Fun Kids Dive Mask. The playful character dive masks are fun for kids and comfortable too!
Germ Fighting Wristband: With public pools and restrooms comes a slew of germs! Since it isn’t always easy to quickly wash your kids’ hand – and since we don’t always know what exactly they got their hands on, a sanitizer wristband, like Halo Sani-Cuffs keep kids entertained, stylish and germ-free. This healthy accessory - a wearable, refillable, dispenser of hand sanitizer distributed at the push of a button - gives parents peace-of-mind that their little ones are never more than an arm’s length away from fighting germs. These are only $3.99 and are available at Armorteria.com
Fun Floaties – It is always important to bring kids to places where adults and lifeguards are present, but with so many children running around it can be easy to slip and fall-in. With Aqua Leisure Fabric Floaties, kids will not only be safe, but you can keep them stylish as well! These are also a great addition for the little ones who are new to the poolside scene!
Safe Sunscreen: A day in the sun could mean a night full of tears if your kids aren’t protected from the summer rays. To avoid sunburns without having to reapply sunscreen each time they take a dip in the pool, try a water resistant and pediatrician tested sunscreen like Coppertone’s Wet n’ Clear for Kids. It's resistant up to 80 minutes and can be reapplied on to wet skin.
Insect Repellant: Now that it's getting hot and sticky, the mosquitos seem to be everywhere! To prevent nasty, itchy bites after a day at the pool, spray your kids down with BiteBlocker – a family safe insect repellent that’s both sweat proof and safe for kids.
Mini First Aid Kit – Its inevitable for kids to get a few scrapes while fooling around on the water slides or in the sand and since we can’t protect them 24/7, you can always ensure you will be there to help them feel better after they get hurt. It's best to be prepared with a mini first aid kid and know that you'll have everything you need to patch them up.
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