One of the activities some parents have taken up this endless summer is enrolling their children in learn-to-swim, as this skill is critical when you live on an island. Kids are also starting swimming lessons much younger nowadays — while they're still in diapers — as many parents feel that the younger they start, the better. you’re probably wondering how you could make your child’s pool experience both safe and comfortable. We’re going to list a few essential baby & toddler swimwear items and others you might want to consider if they meet your child’s needs.
While we’re on the topic of eye protection we can’t forget to mention goggles. Getting chlorinated water in your eyes hurts! A pair of high-quality swimming goggles offer a tight, waterproof seal that minimizes the intrusion of water into your eyes. Look for goggles that have padding around the eye area and adjust the tightness to be comfortable. Goggles are helpful but don’t let your child get dependent on them. Dependency will cause issues down the road, for example, they may not want to get into the water without goggles on. This results in confidence issues while impeding their swimming abilities.
We recommend some UV protection if you and your baby will be swimming out in the sun. These UV protective suits from HUAXINGare soft and stretchy, but most importantly, this type of suit will protect your baby’s sensitive skin from harsh UV rays during their swimming session.
Alternately, you can opt for a regular bathing suit like this one-piece bathing suit fromHUAXING, this very berry two-piece, or full coverage floral rash guard.
3. Swim Diaper
Once you’ve decided on a swimsuit consider getting swim diapers if your baby isn’t potty trained yet. Regular diapers won’t work well in the water because of their absorbent materials. Once it hits the water the diaper becomes unusable, saggy, heavy for the baby, and a total mess! Swim diapers are the perfect piece for your baby to have a fun time in the water! Swim diapers are designed to be water resistant, non-absorbent, and keep solids in. So it’ll keep number 2’s out of the pool.
4. Life Jacket
According to the U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Boating Safety, every child under 13 years of age on a moving recreational vessel of any length must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket in serviceable condition and of a type and size appropriate for the conditions and the activity. Infant life jackets are intended to fit snug and do a great job of raising the infant's head out of the water.HUAXING COMPANYcan help you choose the most suitable swimsuit.
5. Water Shoes
In summary, a water shoe is a "closed-toe" shoe that also provides protection for the top of the foot, too. Some water shoes are actually called "sandals", They are perfectly suitable for swimming. No reason not to use them, especially if you are swimming in a lake, river, or ocean. I feel much safer and much more comfortable with them on in wild waters. They are also great in the swimming pool and provide great traction on wet walking surfaces.
It’s best to put sunscreen on at least 15 minutes or so before getting in the water. This will help the skin absorb the lotion and better prevent sunburn. Putting it on just before getting into the water means that it’ll wash off as soon as your child gets in the water. If you’d rather avoid sunscreen for your child, consider the option of a rash guard or swim shirt from HUAXING to help protect your child’s skin.
Babies cannot regulate their body temperature like adults can. Young children are also more sensitive to the cold than adults are. You can have a big towel or two so you can wrap them up when they get out of the pool. No one likes the feeling of getting out of a warm pool. Overall, it’s best to avoid discomfort by making sure you have towels. If you’re in a public pool setting bring extra in case they get splashed on!
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