My two daughters ages 4 & 6 will be spending the week with their grandparents who have a pool. Tonight my MIL told my husband that they were planning on renting scuba gear and letting the girls try scuba diving around the pool. She assured us they're would be an adult with them at all times. This just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. I'd like to hear some other opinions.
Answer by SassyStinger at 9:19 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:42 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
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Answer by LittleWeloosMom at 10:45 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
Answer by jamesonjustines at 10:45 PM on Jul. 3, 2010
HELL NO! RENTED SCUBA GEAR IS GROSS TO BEGIN WITH AND YOU HAVE NO CLUE HOW WELL THEY CLEANED IT AFTER THE LAST PERSON USED IT!
Not to mention the safety issues are ones that should not be undertaken by ANYONE except the child's parents. I would kibosh that ASAP and likely not let my kids go to their house at all if that is what they think is ok to do with my children.
Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 12:13 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 12:52 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
I wouldn't. It could still be dangerous even in shallow pool water. My 8 year old niece was over yesterday and my brother wanted to put her in the pool with his scuba gear. He's certified and so are her parents. They said no and he understood. They all understood the risks. Diving in shallow water can actually be very dangerous because as you come to the surface the air in your lungs expands. If you come up too quickly you can get an air embolism. Your in laws might not even realize the risks and your kids definitely don't.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 9:09 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
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