Posts Tagged ‘swimming’

Fun Easter Basket Alternatives

This Easter, why not try something different and fun for your Easter baskets? According to the National Confectioners Association, 77% of Americans participate in giving Easter baskets each year.

The origin of modern day Easter traditions, such as the Easter basket, are believed to have been introduced to America by German immigrants who moved with their stories of a bunny that delivered eggs. As is the case with any holiday, families can choose if they want to go lavishly over-the-top, or stick with practicality. Here at Daily Mom, we prefer practical basket goodies that we know will be loved and appreciated long beyond the egg hunt. In a world of STUFF, why not think of a way to turn our NEEDS into WANTS.

The Easter basket is the perfect start to practical gift giving, while preserving the time honored traditions that accompany the Easter holiday. Whatever your preference, lavish or low key, check out these ideas on making this Easter unique and fun.

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8 Swim Safety Tips for Holiday Travels

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be preparing for a winter vacation or trip to visit family and friends. Chances are that in all the hustle and bustle of year end, you’re not thinking about water safety, but if you’re going to be near a pool, you should be.  

Whether traveling to warmer climates to visit grandparents with pools, plans to stay at beach resorts, or traveling to colder temperatures with frozen ponds and snow covered rivers, water safety is key to an accident-free, fun family vacation this holiday season. From the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), the largest and preeminent swim school association in the country, here are 8 tips for water safety for your upcoming holiday vacation.

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3 things you should tell yourself before getting into your swimsuit

It’s swimsuit season, usually a dreaded time for women everywhere, except for the ones whose bodies we ogle over, whose Instagram pictures we stare at until our eyes bleed, and those who make us feel like no matter how many hours we put into the gym or how many calories we count we will never amount to their bikini-goddess-role-modelness. What if this summer though, we learn how to embrace the body we’ve been graciously given, we try instead to become healthier rather than 6 pack toned, we enjoy our family and friends instead of living in the pit of gym-hell, and we tell ourselves a few things before getting into our swimsuit that might actually build us up instead of tear us down.

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Swimsuits for Surf & Sand: Platypus Australia 2016

The sun has started to peek out and warm up the air. The days are longer. Last day of school photos are plastered on your Facebook feed. Dare we say it; it’s beginning to look a lot like summer! If you’re in the market for some new summertime swim suits that are the perfect marriage between UV protection for some fun in the sun time, and cute and practical for romping in the surf, look no further than the 2016 line from Platypus Australia. 

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8 Reasons to Teach Your Baby to Swim

You love vacation! The mixture of the pool, the beach and the sunny days brings you and the wife back to the sun kissed shores every year. Then you had a baby. Back in the good old days you just threw a swimsuit, a couple pesos and clean underwear in a bag and you were off.

Now vacation means packing an assortment of “other” less fun items such as diapers, wipes, creams, pack-n-plays, kid books, toys, curtain clips, sound machines, blankets (because who knows who did what with whom on those hotel sheets), stuffed animals and special foods. If you are lucky, the wife will remember to pack you along as well. Of all the things to possibly be stressed about, what you don’t want is to actually get to the beach and be MORE stressed. This means you do NOT want to be chasing your young one all over the resort worried that she might fall into the pool.

Doesn’t it sound much better to order 2 sides of guacamole instead of playing Daddy Day Care the entire trip? Wouldn’t you rather play a game of volleyball instead of sit with your wife and keep the baby tucked at your side? With that said, here are our top 8 reasons to teach your baby to swim.

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8 Tips for a Successful First Swim Lesson

Infant and toddler swim lessons are not only a great bonding activity for the whole family, they also teach children water safety, competence and confidence.

Can’t wait to get started? Most swim schools recommend waiting until your baby is 6 months old at the time of their first lesson. Not only are infants that age still very comfortable in the water as it feels natural to them, but they also possess sufficient head control and the ability to regulate their body temperature which makes it the perfect time to get your little one into the pool. 

If you are the mommy of an older baby or toddler perhaps swim lessons haven’t been on your radar – but now invitations for summer pool parties are pouring in, and you are worried about little feet on wet surfaces close to the edges of 8 foot deep pools. 

Whether you have a baby who is still a few weeks or months shy of the half birthday mark or a toddler about to embark on their first water adventure, follow the tips below to make sure that first swim lesson is a success.

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6 Must-Take Toddler Classes

As parents, surely we want what’s best for our children. We love to see them laughing, smiling and having fun. Isn’t it great when all of that is combined with learning and education or just plain old socialization? Toddlers (as you may know) are very active both mentally and physically, and although classes are not imperative, you and your child may enjoy some organized activities once or twice a week. It’s a great opportunity for you and your child to get out of the house and learn something new!

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End Your Summer With A Splash: 4 Family-Friendly Water Resorts

Summer is coming to a close and kids are heading back to school. But vacation season doesn’t have to end! Below we profile four family-friendly water resorts across the country great for one last summer-fun experience before getting into full-on school mode. These resorts are also a perfect destination any time of the year. Below we profile two scenic resorts in Florida and an Arizonan resort perfect for big families which all boast great weather year-round, as well as an indoor water resort located in New Jersey!

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Beauty Tips for Swimmers

Beauty Tips for Swimmers

Green hair, dry skin, and a sunburn are some of the many unwanted side-effects you may be battling against while spending lots of time in the pool. Swimming, while known to be one of the best exercises you can do, does not come without its environment taking a toll on your body. Below are some hints and tips to protect your natural beauty while beating the heat and staying fit — not only this summer, but throughout the year.

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The Postpartum Swimsuit For Every Body

Do you dread swimsuit season? There are a few postpartum body issues you can easily hide the rest of the year. T-shirts and yoga pants are much more forgiving than a bathing suit. But, the last thing you want to happen is for your insecurities to ruin a fun day at the pool. We found the perfect postpartum swim suit for you, from Aerin Rose, so save your time and skip searching the mall.

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How To: Introduce Your Child To A Swimming Pool

Photo Credit: The Art of Making A Baby

As the snow melts, and the leaves turn green, now is a good time to think about introducing your child to a swimming pool. Most accredited and certified water instruction agencies suggest waiting until your baby is at least 6 months old, so they are more likely to have proper head control and can regulate their own body temperature effectively.  That is also enough time for your baby to build up a stronger immunity towards such things as pool chemicals and bacteria. Below are some tips that will help to make your child feel more comfortable, which in turn, improves their new experience.

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