This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We are water people. We love the pool, lake and even the beach. We can’t get enough water time and are constantly around the water, so it is very important to us to teach our kids about water safety and how to swim. It is also important that we have the right essentials in our bag for every situation. Since we go to the pool and lake the most, we have a swim bag that we keep all of our pool essentials in to make for an easy packing experience each time.
First things first, we have floats for the kids packed. We use SwimWays for Baby Kevin because SwimWays is an industry leader in helping children learn to swim and promoting water safety. His blue float is so adorable. Its called The Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy and it is designed for babies 9-24 months. Its the #1 selling baby float in the U.S. and consistently receives 4 & 5 star ratings from consumers. We trusted their brand with Brooke, so naturally we got Baby Kevin the same float. We love the fabric covered inflation and soft mesh seat. It is extremely durable and stable. It has a large circumference and safety valves with dual air chambers for enhanced security.
My favorite feature, aside from the easy carrying case, is the adjustable and removable canopy that has 50+ UPF sun protection. Baby Kevin likes the mesh play space for his toys. He loves keeping the baseballs close to him to throw.
Our next safety item is sunscreen! I normally have two different kinds in our bag so that I am prepared for adults and kids. I like to put sunscreen on our kids before we leave the house, and again during our time at the pool. Remembering to “re-apply” is so important so I like to set it out on the table or our lounge chair at the pool as soon as we get there so we don’t get busy having fun and forget.
Next up, toys! We just take a few with us each time and sometimes I like to change them up so they don’t get bored each time. We have baseballs to throw, a spinning fish that squirts water, a water gun and a big float for Brooke. We tend to bring the baseballs every time because they are just so easy.
Water & Snacks
Again, essentials. We don’t leave the house with water and snacks at all times. I love to even freeze yogurt pouches for the pool so they can have a refreshing snack! Freezing water bottles is a great idea too if you are going to be out in the sun for most of the day. I try to bring a mixture of sweet but filling snacks to keep their bellies full.
Because… you need towels. Lots of towels to dry off when you are done and to lay on while lounging!
What is in your pool bag?