Bring a change of clothes
Several, in fact. First, a dry swimsuit can make a world of difference when it comes to preventing a toddler tantrum. And while you know to pack swimsuits and cover-ups for yourself, but you may want to pack an extra set for everyone. Why? Between the wading pools, animal statues that spit out water, water shooting up from the ground, and raining down from overhead fixtures, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be wet from start to finish. Even if it’s warm out or you’re in a temperature-controlled indoor park, it gets chilly when you’re sitting around in damp clothes, especially when it’s lunchtime.
Even if your resort lists them as an amenity, bring your own. The resort’s towel may turn out to be more along the lines of the super-thin type they hand out at the gym, not the plush beach towel you were anticipating. (Speaking of, here’s how to keep towels feeling like new.) Alternatively, bring along your kids’ bathrobes if you have them—they’re a reliable way to dry off your child, keep them snuggly, and give them the comfort of a familiar item.