Mom Knows Best : What To Pack For A Day At The Pool

Thursday, January 14, 2016

What To Pack For A Day At The Pool

   My boys love the water and are always wanting to go to the pool. In the summer, we go visit grandpa a lot as his apartment has a pool. Grandpa lives in a senior complex so the pool is never crowded, so my boys get the pool almost to themselves. That means they can swim underwater and not crash into anyone. In the winter my boys miss the water so we try to plan a couple of stay-cations at a local hotel so my boys can have fun swimming. My husband and I surprised the boys with a hotel stay the day after Christmas a couple of weeks ago. It was a perfect Christmas present for my boys, as the weather was cold and snowy. My boys and I enjoyed being in an indoor pool having fun instead of being stuck inside the house. Since it was the day after Christmas, the hotel was empty and we had the pool to ourselves. I just love swimming at a hotel pool in the winter as not only is the pool indoors, but they provide the towels and I don't have to go out in the cold when I get out of the pool.

  Unfortunately, my budget does not allow for too many hotel stays. So most of our swimming is at grandpa's outdoor pool or the public pool. When I take my boys swimming, I pack a pack with items that I know we will need for the day. So what do I put in my swim bag? I have a big bag when we go swimming to hold all the needed items. Here is a list of what goes into my bag.
                                                           Swim bag items
                                                   towels- I pack a towel for everyone
                                                   swimsuits- important for swimming
                                                   sunscreen- a must for an outdoor pool
                                                  Frogglez swimming goggles- my boys hate getting water in their eyes
                                                  a hair tie- to keep my hair out of my face
                                                  snacks- swimming makes boys hungry
                                                  bottles of water- great for keeping hydrated
                                                  water toys

  When my boys swim they like to go underwater so a pair of goggles is a must. The goggles that my boys prefer is Frogglez. These are the most comfortable swim goggles for kids. My boys are able to put them on without my help and I know longer have to adjust flimsy straps. These goggles do not put hair nor do they slip around. The cool colorful strap keeps my boy's goggles in place and they are very comfortable to wear, unlike their old ones that hurt their head and eyes. The strap also helps keep the goggles in place so no water gets into their eyes. The strap also floats so no more having to dive to the bottom of the pool to retrieve lost goggles.

    Frogglez where created by a dad who noticed that his daughter was struggling, like everyone else during swim lessons, trying to make her goggles more comfortable. This dad noticed that normal goggles pull out hair, create that Dumbo ear look, push on eyes, and water can seep into them as kids splash around. How are kids suppose to learn how to swim with frustrating goggles? So this dad cut up an old wetsuit that he had and created goggles that would stay on without the stress. The prototypes worked so well that other parents asked him where they could buy a pair. That's how Frogglez® Goggles, Made by my Dad™ was born.
                                                    Frogglez® Goggles are:
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                                                       AND, THEY FLOAT!                              

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 They're also available NOW at Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, Kroger, Wal-Mart,,, and several swim shops across the U.S.

"These opinions are my own and I received the above-mentioned product to facilitate this post."


  1. We are looking forward to the warm weather so we can get back to the pool! Awesome list.

  2. I try not to forget something to cover their ears because of run ins we have had with too much water retention in the ears.

  3. Great pool checklist I like to take a book and some headphones.

  4. Living in Florida we are in the pool or the beach almost every single weekend! Will have to check these out for my youngest daughter!

  5. I cannot wait until it's warm for some fun in the sun. Great pool checklist and these goggles are pretty neat. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Frogglez, am loving them already...are they just for kids? Coz In that case I am a big kid too. I hate swimming goggls They make me look like a drowning monkee and thats not cool for moma :)

    So I will try to find a pair of Frogglez that fit this big kid :D cheers mate!

    1. In late February large/adult Frogglez (simple
      Black) are being released! Check the website or join the list to get launch specials :)

  7. Frogglez is a great product. I will tell my nephew is who always swimming about them. The colors are great too.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  8. I love the design and look so comfortable. I think my kids will love these

  9. Love how they stay on the kiddos head!! Everything slips up and or down on my son!! These are so perfect!!

  10. They look so comfortable. I may need some for myself.

  11. This is definitely better than the usual goggles that we have. I'd love to get two for my twins and one for me!

  12. Goggles is important and kids must have it. I think this is better goggles than the another one. I'm sure kids would enjoy.

  13. We don't hav emuch pool time here but these are great suggestions to keep in mind.

  14. Now that is a smart idea! I know exactly the adjusting and discomfort that prompted him to create these.

  15. Those are a way better design than the ones I wore as a kid! I used to hate that strap digging into the back of my head and getting stuck in my hair :P

  16. These goggles look really cool. We get a lot of pool time during the summer. I will check this out for the twins.

  17. Thanks for the awesome list! I am the Dad that invented Frogglez and I am thrilled you guys like them as much as I do :). Check my website for cool versions and stay tuned for 2016 designs coming out soon!


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