Babies/Toddlers pool question

#21
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Originally posted by Host Clarea
I thought Royal put lifeguards on all their ships now.
There was a lifeguard at the baby pool on Anthem in November. Must be a somewhat boring job. I think there was a separate one for the kids area.
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#22
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Originally posted by TBone2K
There was a lifeguard at the baby pool on Anthem in November. Must be a somewhat boring job. I think there was a separate one for the kids area.
Yes, there is supposed to be a crew member assigned strictly to the swim diaper splash area.
#23
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Originally posted by panzafit
Yikes! Ok, I will have to break the bad news to her then. We are going for my friends 40th birthday celebration (who is also the sister of the person coming with the 1 year old) so she "has" to come on the cruise to celebrate her sisters birthday and wasn't going to leave the 1 year old for a week with anyone, but also just wanted to hang out on the ship instead of going into port. Hopefully Royal can figure out a way to make the ships a little more "friendly family" in respects to babies in the future. At least her baby is only 1 so maybe can just sit on the side with her and dip toes in to keep her satisfied. I couldn't image having a 2/3 year old and having to tell them they can't go in the pool. Thanks everyone for the responses!!
No, she cannot sit on the side and “dip her toes in”. She can bring a small tub (such as the Duck sold at Target) and put it next to her chair. Royal is very family friendly. Other than Disney it is the only line that has splash zones for the diapered set but only has them on the newer ships. If a toddler in diapers doesn’t see the pool, how can it be upset that it can’t go in?
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RCCL is a family friendly cruise line. You just need to do your homework and pick the one that works for you. In any case, as a mom of 4 having a one year old see the pool and dip toes in would be like giving someone a piece of chocolate cake but not letting them put it in their mouth lol. Don't do this : )

Originally posted by panzafit
Yikes! Ok, I will have to break the bad news to her then. We are going for my friends 40th birthday celebration (who is also the sister of the person coming with the 1 year old) so she "has" to come on the cruise to celebrate her sisters birthday and wasn't going to leave the 1 year old for a week with anyone, but also just wanted to hang out on the ship instead of going into port. Hopefully Royal can figure out a way to make the ships a little more "friendly family" in respects to babies in the future. At least her baby is only 1 so maybe can just sit on the side with her and dip toes in to keep her satisfied. I couldn't image having a 2/3 year old and having to tell them they can't go in the pool. Thanks everyone for the responses!!
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Currently potty training my 2 year old for our June cruise on Harmony. His brother and sister will be 6 and 5 and he tries so hard to keep up! He made me laugh so hard this week. I told him we had to go in the potty so we can swim on the cruise. And his response was “I not swimmin’ in the potty”. Haha Went right over his head.


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#26
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Originally posted by obsessedsc
Currently potty training my 2 year old for our June cruise on Harmony. His brother and sister will be 6 and 5 and he tries so hard to keep up! He made me laugh so hard this week. I told him we had to go in the potty so we can swim on the cruise. And his response was “I not swimmin’ in the potty”. Haha Went right over his head.


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Don't stress it. As you can see in my pictures, there is a fantastic areas for children still in swim diapers on Harmony. Probably the best play area for non-potty trained children at sea.
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Originally posted by gerif
No, she cannot sit on the side and “dip her toes in”. She can bring a small tub (such as the Duck sold at Target) and put it next to her chair. Royal is very family friendly. Other than Disney it is the only line that has splash zones for the diapered set but only has them on the newer ships. If a toddler in diapers doesn’t see the pool, how can it be upset that it can’t go in?
Why can't she sit on the side of the pool with her? They won't be in the pool. Also, I've already been told she can't bring a small tub to the deck as it's a safety hazard.
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Originally posted by panzafit
Why can't she sit on the side of the pool with her? They won't be in the pool. Also, I've already been told she can't bring a small tub to the deck as it's a safety hazard.
Because there is a "nose under the tent" aspect to this. If they allow her to dip her toes, then the next person wants to dunk a kid to her knees, and then "just a quick dip up to the waist", and so on. The CDC, world renown experts in how infectious diseases are spread, have determined that children in swim diapers are not allowed in or near any pools not specifically designed to handle them, and that is that.
#29
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Originally posted by panzafit
Why can't she sit on the side of the pool with her? They won't be in the pool. Also, I've already been told she can't bring a small tub to the deck as it's a safety hazard.
Who told you that? See response #15. Perhaps whoever planned this trip might have checked into this before choosing an older ship.
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Originally posted by panzafit
Also, I've already been told she can't bring a small tub to the deck as it's a safety hazard.
I would bring the tub anyway, but ask someone at the time if it is okay to use. You'll probably want it for using a bath tub anyway.
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