It’s Fourth of July weekend already! Or is it? July 4 being on a Wednesday is really messing me up. Which weekend is the REAL Fourth of July weekend??? Does the weekend start today and go into July 4, or does it START with July 4 and go into next weekend?? How do we know? I am going with this weekend being the official weekend. Anyway, chances are that you will be planning to spend some time with your kids in water over the next ten days. Are you going to a pool or the beach or a BBQ with a water table for the little ones? You may find yourself putting your wet kids into your car and I have a fun solution for you to try.
When I was a little kid leaving the pool or the beach, my mom used to put one large towel onto the backseat of our car. Those were the days when kids used car seats until they were about one and then it was just kid and lap belt and my mom’s extended arm to protect us from short stops and accidents. These days, kids use car seats until they are eight years old. Instead of bringing a bunch of extra beach towels for the little car seats, which may or may not even be safe, I found an easier solution. ShamWow! Yes, I mean like those towels on that infomercial you’ve been watching for years. ShamWow! is the most recognizable brand name, but there are plenty of competitors and you’ve probably seen “shammy towels” in Target and other similar stores as well. They are small, thin towels that are highly absorbent and easily washed in the washing machine. I keep a stack of them in my car for all kinds of situations (playground is still too wet from last night’s storm, sippy cup was dropped on its top and leaked for hours, etc.). Recently, I realized that they are the perfect solution to wet kiddos in the car. They are much, much smaller than beach towels, making them a safer alternative and easier to store. Plus, they take up way less space in your laundry! They also really absorb whatever water is going to come off your child. Whenever possible, I just strip the kids and put them into the car without wet suits, but sometimes it’s easier to just throw a shammy towel on the car seat, toss the kids in the car, and deal with changing them at our house!
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