This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
It’s not quite summer yet but we’ve had lots of beautiful days here in the PNW. Perfect for hanging out in the sun and visiting the pool! This year we have a baby and a toddler to protect around the water. It’s double the stress but double the fun! Not only is water safety important but sun safety as well. With a redhead and a fair skinned boy I’m constantly applying sunscreen. I’ve partnered with SwimWays to share all the ways I protect my baby near the water this season.
UV Swimwear – If I could I would have my kids in full scuba suits! That isn’t feasible so I settle for swimwear with built in UV protection. I love rash guard style shirts to protect little arms.
Keep Their Heads Protected – Baby hair is so fine, it’s important to keep their heads covered. Pick a hat that protects the neck and face as well. I found Timothy’s SwimWays bucket hat at Walmart.
Sunscreen – We switched to a mineral sunscreen and couldn’t be happier. I reapply every hour and a half or so while near the water or in the sun.
Use a Spring Float – I feel so much more confident having both of my kids in the water at the same time with Timothy safely strapped in his Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy. SwimWays is the industry leader in water safety. Their Infant Baby Spring Float is designed for babies 3-9 months old. The soft seat cradles baby and features a 3-point harness to keep them secure at all times. The removable and adjustable sun canopy offers UPF 50+ sun protection. The float also has a ton of safety features including dual inflation chambers, child safety valves, and a wide base with an inner spring around the outside edge for stability. Plus after we’re done with it it folds flat and compact into the included carrying case.
Get Them Comfortable Around the Water at an Early Age – Both of my kids were around 7 months when we introduced them to the pool for the first time. Now my 3 year old can’t get enough of the water! Start slow at first. Just take them in for 10 to 15 minutes and make sure the water is warm enough. Using a device like the SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float helps because the baby is not fully submerged and is cradled by a float, creating a positive water introduction experience.
Make Sure You Have the Proper Gear – Swim diapers, sunglasses and towels are a must for a fun day in the sun. Take it from experience, regular diapers are not good in the pool! They swell up to about 15 pounds. Swim diapers are the way to go to keep in any possible poop situations.
We are so excited for more pool days this summer! Both my husband and I love the SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float for Timothy. It provides much needed security for us in the water. Do your babies love the water?
If you have small children make sure you check out all the ways SwimWays can help them learn to swim!