The other day I bought Carter a small pool. Ever since I’ve been looking forward to playing in it. I even got him a swimsuit and matching swim shirt a few days later. We ran an errand this morning and ended up spending quite a bit of time in the car. Carter napped most of the time. We got home around 1:30 and I decided it was a perfect time to try out the pool.
Thankfully Ty made a patio cover in our backyard right after we moved in, so we had a good deal of shade to work with. Carter didn't even need his swim shirt because he wasn't in the sun. I took him outside with me and he sat in the Bumbo while I washed the swimming pool and filled it with water. I put the pool in the sun while we got our swimsuits on hoping the water would warm up.
|Playing with a bath toy.|
When we went back outside the water was still chilly so I filled a mixing bowl with warm water from the sink and put it in the pool. After 3 mixing bowls I felt the water temperature was appropriate. I placed a towel on the bottom of the pool for cushion and rolled up one end like a pillow to keep his head out of the water. I worry, probably too much, about water getting in his ears. Definitely don’t want him getting another ear infection!
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He kicked and snorted and waved his arms around. Eventually he worked himself closer to the side of the pool and would kick off the side. I figured I would wait until he showed signs of being tired and then we’d go inside. I was shocked that he stayed in the pool for about 45 minutes. He sure was exhausted after we came in. He ate and then took a little 30 minute power nap. When he woke up he was ready to go about the rest of his day.
I had such a blast watching him play in the pool. We will definitely be utilizing it again soon!