Friday, July 8, 2016
Huggies Little Swimmers Playdate! #waterthemdaily
For those of you that follow me on social media you know that our sweet baby boy, Jude, was born June 7th. You may have also noticed that we took him out for his very first play date NINE days later. It wasn't just any play date, it was a water park play date at Carowinds new Myrtle Turtle splash pad that was sponsored by Huggies Little Swimmers. They were shooting for OK Magazine and Emily Maynard was the host.
We had fun splashing around Myrtle Turtle Bay and wished we had more time to check out the rest of what Carowinds Carolina Harbor had to offer, but with a newborn we knew our time was limited. As a mom of a 10 year old and a newborn I was impressed with how easy it was to get around the waterpark with both of them and having something different offered for each of them. Jay splashed around in the kiddie pools nearby with plenty of lifeguard coverage and we played with Jude in the Myrtle Turtle bay splashpad area. I will say, bring another adult with you if you have little ones. There's so much to see and do and the more hands, the better! Another plus is that the waterpark has it's very own entrance, no need to trek through the front entrance and walk past all the rides and such. Thankfully, because of their new construction Carowinds has made it even easier to enjoy a day at the waterpark with your family! Another tip, rent a cabana! I never would have thought of it before with just Jayden, but now that we have a little one I see how much that could work for us! For $85 (Monday-Thursday), you can get a cabana with wifi access, one tube rental, satellite TV, chaise lounge chairs, a mini-fridge and table and chairs for eating. It's a great space for the little ones to take a nap, mom's who breastfeed and for the rest of the family to hang out in the shade for a little cool down spot. This is where I stopped to feed Jude after splashing around for an hour. The mini fridge was my favorite part of the cabana because I wouldn't have to worry about keeping food or bottles cold, which is huge for this exclusively pumping mama! There's also this wonderful thing called pool side service that comes with your cabana rental. Need a drink or a snack? Just ask.
We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to go back!