Do you know what a splash pad is? I didn’t before this summer. It’s literally just an area (a pad) that has multiple fountains to splash in. Aka the PERFECT summertime activity for kids of all ages, especially on hot, sunny days! I didn’t want to take William to one before he was walking (PS: WILLIAM IS WALKING!!!), but now that I’ve been, I totally wish I would have taken him sooner. It’s completely fine for crawlers! We’ve been twice so far, but after the first time I decided I was going every single day. William absolutely loves it! Not only is it the cutest thing ever to see him toddling around in his little swim trunks and swim shirt, but his facial expressions are priceless! He waves his hands, claps, splashes, squeals. It’s the best!
Side note: Obviously, sunscreen is a must when you’re outside for any length of time. There have been so many articles lately published on how toxic chemicals have made their way into sunscreens, even ones claiming to be “natural.” The solution? Ava Anderson Non Toxic. It’s not greasy, it’s organic, it does not contain any nanoparticles, no chemical UV absorbers, no parabens, phthalates, synthetic preservatives, fragrance or dyes. 30+ SPF, perfect for babies, kids, and adults, alike. I don’t feel compelled to rush William into the bath tub right when we’re finished. It doesn’t have the usual sunscreen smell. It’s awesome.
Now, some splash pad fun pictures because they’re too cute not to share!
See? Even crawlers love the splash pad!
William could probably spend all day there. Well, actually not because the splash pad wipes him out! He’s always super tired and hungry after!
The water and humidity does great things for his curls.
Fountains are the coolest!
Can you hear him shrieking? He loves it!
Mommas: do you take your little ones to a splash pad? How do you keep cool in the summer?