When you’re a new parent, or a parent of a young toddler, life seems chaotic 99.9% of the time. Your brain is trying to juggle innumerable tasks and lists for your kids, household, and yourself, so it’s not surprising that we oftentimes forget things along the way. One instance when you don’t want to be leaving anything behind this summer is when you head to the beach or pool. Once you’re out there under the blissful sun, swimming around with your adorable little one, the last thing you want to be doing is stressing about something you forgot. Here’s mommy blogger Rachel Parcell’s list of pool essentials for her kids and herself. The jet setting mom of two is always taking her baby and toddler somewhere they can splash around to their hearts’ delight, and these are the things she would never leave the house without.
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