The Mommy Times

Pool Tools
The Mommy Times
August 1, 2006

In the heat of summer, nothing is more refreshing then a dip in the pool. Check out these mommy must haves that will help you make the most of your outing.

Baby Silk Sunscreen Towelettes. You know your little one needs it, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get sunscreen on a wiggly child. These handy, babysafe wipes simplify the whole ordeal. They come saturated with a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen that is water resistant and sweat proof. $26 at

Cabana Life Terry Cover Up. When you’re not splashing in the water, shield your child’s skin with sunscreen clothing. You may not realize it, but not all fabrics have UV protection. This cover up is made from a lightweight terry cloth made with a tight weave offering 50+ UV Protection. $50 at

Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Packpack. This diaper bag is the perfect place to stow away all the necessities for your outing. We love that you can wear it as a backpack, but it also doubles as a shoulder bag. The aqua color of the Coconut Roll fabric is perfectly reminiscent of the pool. $158 at

Oopa Baby Sling. Keeping tabs on multiple children at the pool can be a problem. While the older kids wade in the water, you can watch on the sidelines with baby tucked safely in a sling — you’ll be most grateful to have two free hands when it comes time to referee. We love the lightweight pique fabric of this sling, perfect for summertime. $150 at

101 Cool Pool Games for Children. Ever wonder why Marco Polo is so popular? Perhaps it is because it’s the only pool game people know. You’ll be the coolest mom at the pool when you share the knowledge found in this fun book — packed with ideas to keep your little fish entertained. There is also a bonus section on water exercises. $10 at