Now that James is a little older, we’re so excited to take him swimming a lot this summer. We’ve taken him in pools and the ocean and lake before, and he’s loved it but we were always just holding him and dipping him in. But now, he’s old enough that we can really do more than just dip him in the baby pool. Which means, time for James’ first pair of floaties (FYI: we had a fun intertube thing with a shade over it that James could float in when he was a baby baby that he loved too). Figuring out which of the floaties or sunglasses are best and remembering everything that they need for the beach can be overwhelming (anyone else always forget something?), so I’ve rounded up my picks for all the best toddler pool gear we got for James this summer.