Install a swimming pool

by Whitney Moss on May 21, 2007

in Free/Cheap,Month 8,Toddler

Rookie Dad and I enjoyed some relaxing time in our backyard this weekend as Julian was totally occupied with his swimming pool and some plastic mugs and mixing bowls. I highly recommend this activity.

Set up a baby pool in backyard with a few inches of water and some plastic cups. Grab a swim diaper or introduce Junior to the art of skinny dipping. Since you’re a great mom, I don’t need to tell you how closely this activity needs to be supervised.

If you think my son looks like a superhero in this picture, it’s because he is wearing his weird sunsuit from One Step Ahead. I am a big fan of this product.

I also want to mention that I followed my own advice, and when my friend Sharon called me from Walgreens to ask if I needed anything, I told her I needed a $10 baby pool. Done.

Let us also mention that where we live, most people don’t have pools.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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