Re: Beach fun - Questions!
posted at 5/23/2011 8:39 PM EDT
My daughter never acted like the rash guards were too hot, though she pretty much never left the water while at the beach. My mother (huge beach fan, as am I!) had bought me something like this, but smaller http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11205974&prodFindSrc=prodCrossSell
but I stopped bringing it because she never stayed in it. Plus we live a few blocks from the beach so for naps we could just go home. I was able to time it so we went in the morning and evenings and stayed away during the heat of the day. The big hat with big brim is key. Lots of sunscreen too.
I know it's kind of gross I guess, but I honestly didn't always do the diaper at the beach. If she had p**ped in the morning and didn't seem like she was going to any time soon I just put her in her bathing suit and let her pee freely. If she hadn't p**ped lately I put the swim diaper on her.
This year I looked for rash guards but I couldn't find any long sleeved ones. Last year I found a great long sleeved one at Target but they were all short sleeves this year. I ended up getting a hooded terry cloth dress that is 3T instead of 2T so it's a little long on her. I figure she can wear it in the water too.
I was a lifeguard for 8 years. This is my PSA for the boards.
PLEASE watch your children ridiculously closely around all and any water. It takes less than 2 minutes of oxygen deprivation for permanent brain damage and death to occur in a young child. It takes only 1.5 inches of water to drown a child. A drowning child is a silent child.
I (thankfully!) have never had to resucitate a child but I have pulled kids out from underwater while their mothers sat next to them on the edge of the pool, talking to friends or watching other children.
Please, empty kiddie pools when not in use, never leave a child unattended, and give up relaxing sunbathing and magazine reading for the next 10 years of your life. Do not trust a lifeguard to watch your child. I was an excellent lifeguard but not all guards are excellent and every guard is responsible for many more children than just yours.
That is all. Sorry to hijack the post.