There are many ways to enjoy hot tubs as a family. Before relaxing in any hot tubs OKC, be sure that everyone will be safe in the water, especially children. Here are some simple guidelines to keep everyone healthy and happy.
Children and Hot Tubs
Babies in Hot Tubs
So, can babies go in hot tubs? The simple answer is no. Infants and pregnant women need to avoid spas because babies cannot regulate temperature changes like adults, and they will quickly overheat. Even taking the temperature down will not make a hot tub safe. Just because the water is not hot to you does not mean that an infant will be able to handle it.
Babies in hot tubs also have a risk of illness. Any bacteria or viruses in the water threaten an infant with an immune system that has not fully developed. Additionally, they tend to contribute to the level of bacteria in the water since they still need diapers.
Children in Hot Tubs
The combination of children and hot tubs becomes safer as they grow. They can join you when the water is waist-deep. Still, you need to take sensible precautions. Drowning is the greatest threat that a hot tub poses to a young child, so keep a cover on your spa when not in use, and do not leave children unattended.
Make sure that the spa is in proper working order, and lower the temperature for children. The water should be below 104 degrees Fahrenheit, but some experts recommend taking it down to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, you should limit soaking to 15 minutes.
While it is necessary to keep children safe in spas, hot tub therapy can be beneficial for medical conditions such as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and Scoliosis. Before using any hot tub therapeutically, however, you should always consult your doctor.
If you are careful and prepared when using hot tubs OKC, you and your children will have fun relaxing together. Should you have any questions or concerns about your spa, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to help.