Do You Have to Wait 30 Minutes After Eating to Swim?

Your mom said it, so it must be true, right? We’ve all heard them. Old wives’ tales you grew up with like, “Kids should wait 30 minutes after eating before hopping back in the pool,” and “a good base tan can protect you from future sunburns.” What’s fact, and what’s fiction? We’re sorting it all out in our series of the most common summertime myths – debunked.

Our parent panel, made up of moms and dads with kids of all different ages, will share what they grew up thinking and what they do for their kids. Then we’ll ask our Memorial ExpressCare summertime safety expert to weigh in with the final verdict.