Water safety tip: Use a lifejacket
Floaties, noodles, and tubes are all tons of fun. But they’re still toys, not devices that are meant to ensure water safety. When swimming together, put your little one in a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD), Boyd says. Even then, though, remember that you can’t rely solely on the PFD for water safety. Watching your baby while she splashes around is still the top way to ensure water safety.