We love the water! We live in the land of 10,000 lakes and right next to Lake Superior so finding a way to spend time in the water is not very difficult. And it is hard to resist. Between playing in the sand to beach walks to water fun, my kids just can’t get enough. Since it is such a great way to spend a lazy summer day and cool off, I try to get my boys out to enjoy the weather!
We often spend time at a beach where the water depth is very shallow and it is easy to keep an eye on the kids. But that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly on the lookout and cautious. My boys are precious and I can’t bear to think of anything happening to them.
And if we aren’t at a lake, the water park often beckons us. Our kids absolutely love spending time there but we always keep safety at the top of our minds. Even though the water is shallow, things can happen. A couple of years ago our oldest smacked his face on the stairs and thankfully I was right there to usher him into the lifeguard station so we could stop the bleeding.
My Favorite Water Safety Tips
- Kids need reminders, so don’t forget to brush up on your water safety dos and don’ts before arriving at your destination.
- Leading by example is one way to get across the importance of water safety to kids!
- Nothing can take the place of adult supervision. The use of life jackets and presence of lifeguards certainly make the water safer but parents need to take an active role in watching their kids when they are near water.
Warren loved the unique look of this life jacket and the fact that it didn’t cover his whole upper body. He was immediately attracted to the adorable turtle design and arm flotation devices. Warren was excited to put it on, even if he thought by doing so we were ready to go to the waterpark. (Sorry buddy, not today!)
By offering an easy-to-use single buckle in the back and a polyester water-resistant outer layer, keeping your kids safer in the water has never been easier. As an added bonus, the patented design makes it a learn-to-swim aid!
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What are your favorite tips for staying safe in the water?
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns(R) Puddle Jumpers(R) life jackets. The opinions and text are all mine