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WATER SAFETY

At TrustyTrunks, we’re all about having fun during a day at the beach or the pool!  We’re also all about water safety for your toddler. TrustyTrunks help keep water safe by preventing infant-prone accidents from contaminating the water, but overall water safety is a group activity!  Water survival skills and effective supervision reduce drowning risk for children ages 1-4 years old. The following are some key reminders from www.healthychildren.org to ensure water safety for activities in, on and near the water:  Ensure constant, close attention on your toddler while in or near the water. Avoid the use of alcohol or drugs around the water, especially while supervising others. For younger children and weak swimmers, get in the water with them...

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KID FRIENDLY CRUISE LINES

When you think of kids and cruises, the first line that comes to my mind is Disney Cruise Lines.  So, I was shocked to learn that kids who are not potty-trained are not allowed in the pools on Disney Cruise Lines. They do have a splash park where the wee ones can cool off and enjoy some water fun, but still... After much more research, I learned that there is a CDC (Centers for Disease Control) regulation prohibiting all cruise lines calling at US ports to allow toddlers not potty-trained to swim in the pools.  NOW the Disney Cruise Lines rule made sense. So, don't be upset with the cruise lines, the CDC has implemented this rule for the safety...

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