Seriously, there is no better purchase for South Carolina summers with a 1 year old than a pool. I promise. Give the boy a hose, take his clothes off, and stick him in a pool...and BAM! He is happy and totally entertained for a seemingly endless amount of time, whereas he was whining and throwing fits 5 minutes ago inside. Also, said one year old is contained in one, confined space, which allows me to sit down and enjoy the sun, the outdoors, and watching him have a blast. It's a win-win.