We all know how good a dip in the pool can feel on a hot summer’s day, the refreshing feeling of being surrounded by water. Although babies can’t put this into words, you can bet they enjoy a little time in the water as much as we adults do. Being in the water can help cool and calm a baby, and they seem fascinated to be in a medium different from the air they spend most of their time in. Even babies who seem a bit nervous to get into water may be cajoled into a baby pool with the right baby pool toys, like beach balls and buckets or just normal cups that they can fill and empty.
Although baby pools can be wonderful and fun for both baby and parents, it cannot be overemphasized that babies and kids not only in, but also around, water need to be supervised by an adult at all times. Drownings can happen all too easily even in shallow water, and you don’t want to become a part of this statistic.
Once you’re good on that point, have fun choosing a baby pool! There are many models out there, including some fancy ones that can be hooked up to a hose for sprinkling water on the people in the pool. It can be a great bonding experience to get in the pool with baby, so you might not want to get the smallest pool you can find. The smallest ones won’t fit an adult, only a baby, and are nice because they’re easy to set up, don’t use that much water, and are easy to take down again once baby’s had his fun in the water. A canopy to protect from the sun is a good feature for those who will be setting up a baby pool in an area with no shade, as this will help keep baby from getting sunburned.
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Help with baby pool2009-07-12 07:21:04 by Shar-peiLover
I have one of those hard plastic baby pools. It has a small hole in it. About the size of half a pencil lead.
Any way I can plug it? Duct tape? I thought of trying to melt some plastic and try to "fuse" it shut. Just don't want to spend $ for another one and that's a lot of plastic to throw out!
Thanks for any suggestions
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