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Top Pool Bag Essentials Every Parent Needs!

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It’s heatin’ up out there guys! Oddly enough I’m looking outside my window and see cloudy skies, haha. Crazy California. Nevertheless, the HEAT IS COMING! And today I’ve put together the perfect pool bag essentials for you and your family, with a little help from Coca-Cola™.

Pool bag essentials

So here we go… Pool Bag Essentials!

-BEACH TOTE: Everyone needs a cute tote to haul around all the goodies! And with retail stores making beach totes bright and colorful, you are sure to find one that fits your personality.


-THE BASICS– Make sure to remember your shades, sunscreen, and a cute hat. It doesn’t matter what your skin tone is, PUT ON SUNSCREEN! Let’s try to keep our skin healthy while we are out and about playing in the water. My kids are half Filipino, so their skin doesn’t burn. They have a gorgeous tan year-round 😉 But I still make sure to apply plenty of that sun-block to be safe! And we’ve all been there, getting to the pool and realizing you forgot your shades. Ugh, don’t do it!

-CUTE WRAP: I like using wraps instead of a cover all because, well, why should I be covering up ALL of my body to be at the pool?! They are easier to take off and a lot of times have cuter designs!  🙂

-TOWELS: It would be a disaster to forgot the towels with kids, trust me, I know.. Make sure you have at least one extra, My kids tend to soak the ones that they bring and then jump back in the water getting all wet and then they have no towel to dry off with when it’s time to leave.

-FLOATIES: My little ones haven’t started swimming lessons yet, so I always like to be safe and strap on some floaties! (I love the ones that buckle in the back.)

Swimming Pool Bag Essentials

-BEACH BALLS/ TOYS: Make sure to bring activities for the kids to do in the pool as well, like beach balls, diving sticks, and other fun pool toys.

Pool Bag Must Have's

-REFRESHMENTS: One very important element, (if not the MOST important element when heading to the pool) is to make sure and bring refreshments. One of our favorites to bring is Coke Zero. And have you guys checked out their new bottles? Coca-Cola has begun the “Share a Coke and a Song” campaign and every bottle has a different song lyric! I’m obsessed.

Coca-Cola Share a Song

I went to CVS to purchase my Coke Zero and Coca-Cola for our pool excursion. CVS is obviously a great destination to get our last minute Coca-Cola needs. There’s always a store nearby and the products are super easy to find. I love shopping here. Not to mention they have great savings on tons of products. ECB’s anyone?! (Extra Care Bucks!) If you can’t tell CVS really is my go to drugstore. Not to mention they are having their “Best Summer Ever Deals” where you can buy 2 20oz bottles of Coca-Cola products for $3! Whoo-hoo!!

Coke Location CVS

I couldn’t help but purchase the “This Is How We Do It” song lyrics for my pool bag. It’s kind of perfect. And as soon as you read the lyrics you of course have to sing the catchy tune in your head. ­I can just picture my little family in slow motion walking with totes, towels, and Coke Zero’s in tow with that song playing, LOL. Yeah, that’s right, this is how we do it! And THIS is how we make our #BestSummerMemories. I can’t wait to fill up my summer with new exciting memories and share with you guys just “how we do it”!!! Another cool way to get your Coca-Cola Share a Song is by downloading the Shazam App. This app is really cool. If you’re out and about and hear a song come on that you’d like to remember, Shazam app remembers it for you so you can download when you have time.

Hope you enjoyed my Pool Bag Essentials list and it helps you out this summer! Now go make some memories! I am so thankful for the time I have with my kids during the summer. It’s 3 months I have to make memories with them and I treasure that 🙂 What memories will you be making this summer?! Be sure to share your favorite “Coca-Cola Share a Song” lyric below and tell me how you plan on making your #BestSummerMemories!

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1 Comment

  1. Oh my gosh now I can’t get “this is how we do it” out of my head. haha. I’m really looking forward to pool weather. {client}

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