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Now that most of us have celebrated the unofficial start of summer with the Victoria Day weekend, it’s time to dip our toes into the wet wonders of the sweet season ahead!

Whether you’re planning your first trip with baby to a waterpark or making a splash in your backyard, Walmart has just about everything your little one needs to dive into summer fun! has a wide variety of swim diapers to help suit baby’s needs. You could choose these reusable, machine washable and eco-friendly Charlie Banana diapers.

Charlie Banana Reusable Swim Diaper (Gelato)Charlie Banana Reusable Swim Diaper

This swim diaper by Charlie Banana features a snug but soft elastic around legs and adjustable waist tie for extra security and better fit. The Charlie Banana brand is approved for most public pools and swim schools. This swim diaper can also be used as underwear, bloomers and a training accessory.

If you’re looking for swim diapers of a disposable nature, these Little Swimmers should do the trick. They feature an appropriately fishy-themed design: it’s Dory and Nemo from the Disney Pixar movie Finding Dory!

Huggies Little Swimmers Swim PantsHuggies Little Swimmer Swim Pants

These top-selling Huggies disposable swim pants are designed with a unique absorbent material that is made to not swell in water. They also have sides that open and close so you can adjust the fit or make quick changes.

Now, let’s get that little tushy wet—and not in a diaper kind of way (for a change)! Here’s the Play Day Baby Shade Pool in a cheery rainbow design.

Play Day Baby Shade Pool Rainbow DesignPlay Day Baby Shade Pool

Play Day’s baby shade pool features a soft inflatable floor and protective sunshade. This colourful pool is made of durable PVC and, once collapsed, is light and compact enough to take along for summer fun.

Is your sweetie big enough to play with you in the pool? Then this pineapple floaty should have them splishing and splashing! They’ll have the freedom to kick their legs with excitement as you cool off in the pool together.

BigMouth Inc. Pineapple Lil' FloatsBigMouth Inc. Pineapple Lil Floats

BigMouth Inc.’s child-sized pineapple float helps make mini-me time in the water fun. It features a secure seat with openings for your child’s legs so they can kick their legs as they make a splash with you! It is designed with dual-chambers for added stability. For ages 1 to 3 years.

You can always forego the pool idea altogether and have slip-slide water fun in the yard! This Little Tikes Wet & Dry First Slide is designed with smaller children in mind.

Little Tikes Wet & Dry First SlideLittle Tikes Wet & Dry First Slide

This Little Tikes Wet & Dry First Slide is engineered for fun in the sun whether or not you choose to get it wet. Place the slide on a soft play surface. Simply attach the 10-foot vinyl mat to the slide when you’re ready to turn it into a water slide! (For ages 1 to 6 years.)

Just picture it: the sun is shining, you’ve got your kiddie fun pool or water slide all set up and the little ones are ready to play. However, that old hose is showing signs of a tough winter, and you are definitely going to need a new one. You didn’t think I’d suggest just an ordinary green hose from Walmart’s great lawn and garden department, did you? Check this out. It’s the Ray Padula Magic Flex PRO Expanding Garden Hose. And … it’s blue!

Ray Padula Magic Flex PRO Expanding Garden Hose 50 ft.Ray Padula Magic Flex PRO Expanding Garden Hose

Compact and lightweight in design, this Ray Padula garden hose expands to 50 feet with water pressure and retracts to a smaller size when you’re done. It is tangle-resistant and comes with a 5-year warranty. Did I mention that it’s blue?

No matter how careful you are, there’s a pretty good chance you are going to get wet, too. That’s okay—embrace it! Walmart’s Vacation Shop carries a line of stylish and affordable swimwear like this George Women’s Strappy Swimsuit so you can be front and centre when it’s time to capture all of the backyard fun on camera! I love the vertical lines—so flattering.

George Women’s Strappy SwimsuitGeorge Strappy Swimsuit

This swimsuit by George has criss-cross back straps that are stunningly stylish. Catch the strappy detailing down the sides, too. (Available in sizes XS to XL.)

For me, it’s more about the cover-up than the swimwear (I’m all about poolside, dahling …). You’ll find a great selection of cover-ups, as well as wide-brimmed hats, in-store and online at Walmart. It can’t hurt to look and feel your best as you soak in the warmth of sun-filled days, right?

While we’re on the topic of sun-filled days, always remember to apply sunscreen before venturing outdoors to help guard against the sun’s harmful rays. Walmart’s got sunscreen for the whole family, including specially formulated sunscreen brands for baby.

In addition to sun protection for your kids, there are plenty of hats that will help keep the sun off their little heads. Be ahead of the game and order these George Dad and Child Bucket Hats for Father’s Day! They come in a pack of two: one for #DadLife (designed to fit Dad, obviously) and one for #KidLife (designed to fit the apple of his eye).

George Dad and Child Bucket HatsGeorge Dad And Child Bucket Hats DadLife

Both hats by George feature an embroidered design on the front and are made of 100% cotton. The adult hat fits up to 59-cm circumference. The child hat fits up to 55-cm circumference.

George Dad And Child Bucket Hats KidLife


Adorable and fitting, especially with Father’s Day just around the corner.

May you and your family make a splash poolside or wherever the season ahead takes you.