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12/04/2013 at 10:46
We're off to Greece for a week in June and I know it's ages away yet but I'm trying to be organised. Having never been to a hot country with a LO before, I'm feeling a bit clueless about what to take for him so I'm looking for a bit of help please. F will be 16.5 months when we go.
Apologies for the stupid questions!
12/04/2013 at 10:56
What do your LOs wear when in the pool and then when they come out of the pool? I don't like UV suits so took the separate shorts and uv tops. I just kept them on him when he was out of the pool as they dry off pretty quickly.
If so, what do they wear to lounge/play around the pool? UV top and shorts. I took 4 tops for 2 weeks and just kept changing his shorts.
What should he wear during the day if out and about? I was thinking just a t-shirt and shorts with no vest. For out and about during the day J would wear shorts and a vest (not a vest that goes under the clothes but a holiday vest) and a hat.
What should he wear when out in the early evening? I'm guessing it will still be warm enough for t-shirt and shorts but maybe take a little cardigan or something just in case. J always wears shorts and a t-shirt or shirt. I would definately take a cardigan for him.
What should he wear to sleep in? Would it be wise to take a 0.5 sleep bag perhaps? I take shorts and t-shirt pj's for him to sleep in. Not sure about a sleeping bag.
Another tip, get a cheap paddling pool from Asda to take round the pool with you. Fill it with pool water and some toys and that will keep him occupied and cool, it was the best thing I took with us when J was 14m.
12/04/2013 at 11:03
I hadn't thought about the separate UV tops and shorts, thanks SW! Probably a better option given F doesn't stay still for longer than the blink of an eye! I wasn't sure whether he'd be damp and cold if I kept them on him when out of the pool.
Good tip about the paddling pool.
12/04/2013 at 11:27
It depends on the temp really. J has one of those poncho towels so I just put that on him when he gets out of the pool, which dries him off and keeps him warm enough. You could take another uv top for when he gets out of the pool to change into. I can't be bothered with the faff of changing all of the time because its sods law you change him into the dry top and he wants to go back into the pool.
12/04/2013 at 12:22
That's true, F would probably want to jump straight back in. Knowing him, the longest he'll be out of the pool is for lunch and nap!
12/04/2013 at 12:33
Probably. I used to change J's swim nappy and clothes when he went down for a nap. Loved those times
12/04/2013 at 14:55
Does the heat knock out ALL kids? Even hyper ones? Lol because I have a funny feeling F is going to be non stop. I'd like to think he'll have a nice long siesta and H I can take it in turns to sunbathe or sit on the balcony with our kindles and have a drink!
12/04/2013 at 14:59
When J was 14m he used to sleep for a couple of hours late morning in his buggy round the pool, then he would sleep again late afternoon in travel cot before we went out for something to eat and a few drinks.
12/04/2013 at 15:40
I'm liking the sound of that! Fingers crossed F will do similar.
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