Use an inflatable pool as a play spot for babies at the beach.

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How can I keep my baby safe and cool?

Use an inflatable pool as a play spot for babies at the beach.

If you are really concerned about the safety of babies or small toddlers at the beach, or if your children are too young for ocean swimming, take along a small inflatable pool. It won't take up much room, and you can easily inflate it on the beach. Set it up under the shade of a beach umbrella or inside a cabana to protect your baby from sunburn, since tender skin will burn faster when sunlight reflects off water. You can fill the pool with buckets of sea water to a safe level - you might want to enlist older children to help. Remember to NEVER leave your child unattended –even in a small amount of water.

   

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