A trip to the Pool is a fun summer time day trip.
Here in Ellicottville, NY we are blessed to be close to Holiday Valley resort where there are 3 pools, a cabana bar & full restaurant open to the public in the Summer season with day & season passes available. Come visit or find something closer to home but use these tips 🙂
You know you have seen the crazy mom at the pool!
Let’s not be her~Let’s make this trip EASY with a checklist!
____ #1 Sunscreen– I have found a great handcrafted “Fun in the Sun-Outdoor Lotion” by a Buffalo based company called Elle Pea Tee. We have it in the store in Ellicottville (while supplies last) or she has an Etsy shop (she often sells out too quickly for it to hit the Etsy shop so you may want to get on her email list too)!
____ Cover up & Floppy Hat– In addition to lotion to block the sun, a floppy hat that folds up nice & easily into your bag will help! I always bring a cover up to wear over my suit for coming and going to the locker room or if I decide to go into the restaurant attached.
I have a pool & beach shopping guide coming soon, keep an eye out for the link!
____ Snacks– I love when you are allowed to bring your own snacks! So always check to see if that is allowed. Just a reminder– avoid those things that can get soggy. Chips & crackers may not be the best choice. Cut vegetables and ranch dip or apples with peanut butter are going to stand up to dripping fingers that come out of the pool. Check out this Pinterest board for more ideas!
____ Drinks– Remember NO glass containers. Broken glass + no shoes= Nothing good! I would bring plastic with resealable tops or canteens filled at home are a better way to go as children may accidentally knock things over. Check out this fun one on Etsy by Limboea (she has some with sayings that are way more sassy too!!)
____ Kid Bags– Let’s face it, if they are old enough, they can be in charge of their own bag, with a towel and their own goggles. This gives them practice at the beginnings of control & responsibility. They can handle it! These roll up for when you aren’t using them too! Click HERE to get this one!
Do you know anyone else headed to the pool? Help them out!!
What else do you take on a trip to the pool or beach??
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