There's a special kind of magic when a kid sees their new hot tub for the very first time. To their eyes, it's a tropical oasis or a bubbling hot-springs--and, chances are, they'll be too excited to wait for their first soak. While hot tubs are safe for children, there are a few important things to know first--so tell the kids to go put their swimsuits on, and use the time to brush up on a few hot tub safety tips!
Keeping Kids Safe in Hot Tubs
Although hot tubs can be a great adventure for little ones, there are a few things you'll need to do to keep the experience safe, comfortable, and fun. Here are hot tub safety tips for kids!
How young is too young to go in a hot tub? Although there's no "perfect age" for a nice warm soak, babies and toddlers shouldn't be in the hot water. It's safe to wait until they're older--and from there, it's up to your discretion and comfort level.
The most important factor here is adult supervision. Kids should be supervised in the hot tub at all times to make sure no accidents or health issues occur.
The safest way to introduce kids to the hot tub is to set the water at a comfortable 98 degrees. As children get older, you can slowly raise the temperature--but anything higher than 104 degrees is not recommended, and even then, soaks should be kept between 15 and 30 minutes.
Another important element of hot tub safety is education. Tell kids how to use hot tubs safely, comfortably, and responsibly, and teach them to stay away from cleaning supplies whether the chemicals are in use or in storage.
Hot tub covers
Hot tub covers are a great way to keep kids out of the tub when it's not in use. They also prevent younger kids from accidentally falling in while unsupervised--so they're a smart investment.
When kids see a hot tub for the first time, they might just fall in love. To start them on a lifelong path of warm soaks and relaxing moments, be sure to make hot tub safety a priority every day.
Check out our article on the benefits of families owning a hot tub!
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