haven't had a week of swimming and the kids all have ear aches. going to doc today cuz can't seem to get rid of aches, at least for one of my kids with garlic oil and homeopathy. i'm thinking i might need to take away the water squirters since the only part of their little bodies that are out of the water is their head so they must end up getting water in their ears. we got just a few water toys so far and the other 2 have been dangerous, too. we have a big rocking horse that the kids fall sidewords on. i'm so glad we got a 12' wide pool instead of 10 foot! i told them they have to wear their bike helmets in the pool if they r on that toy together since they have fallen close to the side many times. my son has already had a visit to urgent care and had to get stitches due to my oldest hitting him in the head with a glow in the dark noodle (the side that has a battery). this is besides my daughter tripping in one of the pool trenches in the backyard and into a mirror i had against the wall to give to one of the workers. a few centimeters closer to her main artery, she could've died. plus our 4 chickens have died with the temporary placement for construction. they were under a tree but sought out more shelter in their coop and overheated. it's not been fun for us to have a pool so far!
does anyone have tips on swimmers ear and kids? the kids were in the pool for 4 hrs before they got the swimmers ear. my husband thinks they shouldn't be in the pool for so long and that's why they got swimmers ear. sigh. i want for them to be able to be in the pool for 4 hrs when we can.