I have a rule that when my 7 yo and 4 yo are with me at the pool they both have to be within a few feet of me mainly because neither of them are very good swimmers. I also will not let my 7 yo be in the 5 ft deep part of the pool unless there is an adult with him. I do this because there is no life guard on duty and I have seen one to many "experienced" child swimmers that have had to be fished out of the pool by their parents that are sitting on the lounge chairs sunning themselves.
I only ask this because my dh says that I am being ridiculous about my rules at the pool for our 2 youngest children.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:48 PM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 6:51 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by gramsmom at 6:53 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
My rule with the any kind of water, swimming, is if you can't touch, you can't be there. We have never had a pool and none of my kids know how to swim very well and they are 16, 15, and 10!
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:54 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Precious333 at 7:05 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by midnightmoma at 7:07 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Precious333 at 7:07 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Dyndudes at 7:24 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by beckcorc at 6:58 PM on Jul. 30, 2009
Hell no you are not being over protective my dd is going to be 3 and all last summer she had 2 yes 2 different life jackets and arm floaties on at all times when in or around the pool. But then again my friends daughter drowned last summer and I took it pretty hard I was close to both the mom and the aunt but you are in no way over protective I would rather be safe then sorry. I even have pictures on my page you can look at to see that I'm not exaggerating
Answer by aubrees_mommie at 9:05 PM on Jul. 30, 2009