Article: Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Now that summer is here many of us will spend our weekends splashing in a pool. Whether it be with our babies or older children like nieces and nephews, it’s important to practice water safety. If we don’t, the unthinkable could happen.

Recently a friend of mine shared an article called “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning” and I thought it was an important article to share.┬áThe article tells a story of a nine year old girl that almost drowned just feet from her parents. Her parents had no idea she was drowning. It then goes into how to recognize swimmers in need. The basic rule: if kids are quiet in the pool then go make sure they’re ok. Kids in a pool aren’t quiet and drowning is actually very quiet, not full of yelling and thrashing around.

While not the happiest of topics, it’s important to be educated so you can recognize the signs and help or get help if needed.

You can read the article here. Please share with family members and friends so everyone is educated!


The Best Baby Swimwear for Summer!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day! We spent the first half of the day at the beach, under our awesome Shade Shack (see previous post, it’s a must buy for parents!) and Archer enjoyed a little dip with Daddy in his new swimwear.

If you’ve taken your little one swimming you’ve most likely used a disposable swim diaper. We did that too the first few times. They soak up with water and practically act like a floatation device, not to mention they’re not too attractive. They do their job though. I wasn’t looking for any alternative until I stumbled upon these adorable reusable swim diapers from iPlay. I decided to give one a try, mostly because they were cute, reusable and ┬áless bulky. I am happy to report they worked great! Archer is 6 months old and on the thin side and the 9-12 month size fit fine, even when wet, and will still fit as he grows. I highly recommend buying a few of these if you’re a water family like we are.

These diapers also won a 2012 Cribsie Award — I am not surprised. I definitely would have voted them the best swimwear as well.

They also sell rash guards and we did get a matching protective sun hat as well. Both worked great for our pool and beach outings.

Mix ‘n Match Ultimate Swim Diaper – Swimwear – Swim & Sun – i play.