Spending family time in a hot tub can be terrific, especially with children. After all, how many places can you retreat to nowadays that isn’t filled with techno distractions? Depending on the age of the kids in the spa, it’s also important to keep a few things in mind to make sure the tubbing is worry-free for all involved.
Here are a few hints regarding hot tub time with the little ones:
Stay hydrated – Kids love hanging out in the water for extended periods. But in a hot water environment, it’s smart to be sure there’s plenty of choices around to keep them hydrated. Water, iced tea and lemonade are great summer choices.
Stay temperate – Small kids love hot tubs, but can’t necessarily handle hot water temperatures for long periods of time. Have kids take breaks on a cool-down seat inside the tub, or on the edge of the shell (with supervision, of course). Some people like to drop the temperature to around 100 degrees or less.
Stay in control – It’s tempting for kids to treat the hot tub like a swimming pool – splashing, diving from side to side, and plunging underwater. Set some ground rules for “playing” in the tub, and what’s considered to rowdy, before hopping in.
Keep them entertained – It’s a good idea to keep some fun toys around to help pass the time, and keep the kids engaged. Some pool toys work well for younger children, while waterproof playing cards or a floating checkerboard work well for older kids.
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