We have all done it, gotten to the pool and forgotten something! Maybe it was a towel, the kids goggles or even a swimsuit for mom (YES that was me!). After being this mom, I wrote a quick cheat sheet and wanted to share with you what is always in my swim bag if we are leaving the house and what I consider to be swim bag essentials!
Swim Bag Essentials: What to Pack for the Pool
We have our own above ground pool so you would think I have this down pat. But the thing is, our pool is at home and so is all our stuff! The kids can get into their suits and grab a towel by themselves. If they have cleaned up properly (can you hear the sarcasm) then their goggles should be right in the pool toy storage bin.
So when we are leaving the house, I need 5 minutes to think about what we need to pack! We have a great new spray park and pool in town so the kids ask to go there often!
I have a swim bag hanging on our coat rack at home. It always has these things in it
QUARTERS (for change room locker)
When we run out the door we grab and toss into the bag
I do not usually get my kids changed before we leave, because then we forget a change of clothes (no one is perfect right). This way, we change at the pool and we have dry clothes for after!
I do not personally pack these things, but you might want them depending on your children
PUDDLE JUMPER FLOATATION DEVICE
If you are heading to the beach you probably want to include
POOL COVER UP
FIRST AID KIT
Did I miss anything?