This is Lula Mae's pool. It holds roughly 5 gallons of water, max. When filled, it may have a total of 5 inches of water in it. She takes a bath in more water that that. It's cute though! I am terribly afraid of water, so poor Lula Mae has to suffer and play in this pool that is meant for a 10 month old baby. I could have gotten her the two ring pool, but the thought of that made me cringe in the store so I opted for the incredibly boring one ring model. Although it is a baby pool and she is absolutley not a baby, she has a great time so I don't feel too terribly bad. After having the pool for a good month I realized I had never checked the warning labels. Once I did check them confusion set in, laughter emerged and a blog post was imminent! Take a quick glance at the label below...
Ok, did you catch that? The picture of the kid treading water (deep water) and the parent keeping visual contact? Please know that I do keep my eyes on my child at all times when she is in the pool, but in the puddle that is her pool the last thing she is able to do is tread water!
Now, did you read the bold print that says "NO DIVING!"? Again, being that this pool is more like a puddle I'm not so sure that was really necessary. I really love that they felt the need to add "You can break your neck and be paralyzed" under the NO DIVING. Not only that, they put a picture about it too! I must say, Lula Mae was really looking forward to practicing her Olympic diving skills this summer. Sorry sweet girl, the label says no!
Now, take a quick look at the other warning label.
I can understand this label, for the most part. Except for the last part. "Pool fencing laws may affect this product, please contact your local council for further information"...So basically, I may have to fence in my baby pool???? Really???? I'm gonna take my chances and not call my local council for further information. It actually seems like a contradiction considering the sentence above says to empty the pool when not in use. It sure would be silly to fence in an empty baby pool. But hey, that's just me!
Any parent knows that baby stuff in general has silly warning labels. I am still trying to figure out why our space saver highchair says "do not use as a car seat". Does that mean someone tried it? Or are there really people out there that are that dumb that they would have to check to see if it would be ok to use it as both a highchair and a car seat? I always read warning labels, but not always for the right reasons. Sometimes I am just looking for a good laugh!