Tips For Trips With Tots

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…

Another week of busy holiday travel has arrived! You may be hurriedly packing for a coming roadtrip or hailing a cab (or an Uber) to the airport, all with happy expectations of a memory-making holiday getaway. But before you reach your destination, we want to take a moment to send a friendly reminder that although it’s not technically the swimming season, water is everywhere and safety isn’t seasonal.

Staying With Friends or Relatives

Cousin Connie has opened her home, and it’s saving your family the cost of a hotel, a good idea this time of year! But Cousin Connie has a pool. “No problem,” you say. “It’s too cold to swim anyway.” The hustle and bustle of holiday gatherings are a prime time to keep an extra-close eye on your little ones, especially at the homes of friends and relatives, where your sweet angels may seem less like perfect cherubs and more like Curious George, anxious to see what’s out back. So while you’re singing carols and toasting eggnog, please ensure that doors and gates are locked, and everyone (especially the kids) are safely in the middle of the indoor festivities.

Hotel Pools & Hot Tubs

Cousin Connie was out of space, so your family is staying at a nearby hotel. Hip Hip Hooray for an indoor pool! There’s nothing kids love more than to swim at a time of year when a splash is unexpected (and admit it, a soak in the hot tub sounds pretty good to Mom and Dad, too!) But this is no time to send them down for a dip with siblings or to let them play while the adults relax in the hot tub. Hotel pools are set up for parental supervision and a designated Water Watcher is a great way to be sure that there is always someone supervising the kids. After all, a good swim before bed is an excellent way to tucker out the tots before Santa stops by!

Cruises & Tropical Vacations

Water may very well be an intentional part of your holiday plans! If you’re headed on a cruise or to a tropical paradise, you’re already well aware that your little ones will be splashing through the holidays. We continue to encourage a designated Water Watcher at all times (even if a lifeguard is present) and hope you and your family have a relaxing vacation!

At Aqua-Tots Swim Schools, we know that life is busy and even more hectic during the holidays. That’s why we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone to remain safe this holiday season. After all, it’s about more than swim lessons. It’s about keeping your children safe year-round for their entire lives. And that’s a commitment we stand behind!

We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday!