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Paddling pool question!

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5lilducks Wed 24-Jun-20 10:44:44

Sorry..this is probably a silly question! Got DD 2.5 a paddling pool and the weather is set to be 30 degrees today. There is really hardly any shade in our garden. So, around what time do you think I should put her in the paddling pool? My neighbours grandchildren are a little bigger than her and seem to use their paddling pool in the late afternoons. Do you think it's too early and too hot in the day to have her out in the paddling pool now? She will obviously be wearing suncream whenever she does use the pool.

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RhodaDendron Wed 24-Jun-20 10:47:55

Will she keep a hat on? And a T-shirt over swimming costume if she doesn’t have a long sleeved one. I think she’d be ok for an hour with plenty of cover. Bring her in 12-2/3?

suziedoozy Wed 24-Jun-20 10:53:10

My 15 month old was in bed paddling pool from 9-10ish with sunscreen, hat & UV filter clothes in full sun. She loved it, I got too hot!

Camomila Wed 24-Jun-20 11:02:44

I'd do around 3-4pm, then the water has had time to warm up and the sun is starting to get dimmer.

concernedforthefuture Wed 24-Jun-20 11:13:23

Ideally, she needs to be out the sun between 11-3 on a hot day. So use the paddling pool in the early morning or late afternoon.

5lilducks Wed 24-Jun-20 11:40:02

Thanks for the replies so far. @RhodaDendron yes she will have her hat on and as her swimsuit does it have long sleeves i will put a t-shirt on her. Good point though..I think I need to get her a long sleeved swimsuit as well.

It's much too hot even for me right now so I think I will put her in her pool around 3ish.

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GreyishDays Wed 24-Jun-20 11:43:22

It’ll still be warm but less likely to burn after three as people say. The met office has a sun warning thing on it by hour which is handy. Eg

Caspianberg Wed 24-Jun-20 11:46:15

I would look at ordering a sun umbrella to go over. far easier for you as the summer goes on as its still pretty toasty most mornings early and afternoons on warm days.

For the next few days just suncream up, and let her use for max 30 mins at a time between 9-10am, and after 4pm

4catsand1dog Wed 24-Jun-20 11:47:41

When mine was small she had one of those uv wetsuit type things that came to ankles and wrists. As long as she wore a hat she could be in the pool most of the day

Times10 Wed 24-Jun-20 12:02:31

We put a parasol up above the paddling pool, so it keeps it in the shade. We don’t let them out between 12-3 though, as it’s too hot.

dottiedodah Wed 24-Jun-20 12:14:57

Well I was a Nursery Nurse for a while in a large well known company .Their rules were everyone in between 11.00 and 3.00 .So maybe 3pm onwards would be OK .Our NDN have young children and are mostly out late afternoons!

5lilducks Wed 24-Jun-20 14:50:02

Thanks all for your replies. Some really good ideas and advice there..x

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Wynston Wed 24-Jun-20 15:19:10

Slightly of topic but dp told me to put bin bags in the water the sun heats them up and makes the water warmer.

BoxOfBabyCheeses Thu 25-Jun-20 12:52:48

Sunburn is definitely a concern but don't forget about the risk of overheating. Offer plenty of water or ice lollies if she isn't interested in drinking.

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