I'm a busy mum and have found an easy way to inflate the paddling pool – and it takes just 90 seconds | The Sun

WITH a heatwave sweeping across the UK, children up and down the country will be eager to splash around in their paddling pools.

But there's no denying that for any parent, pumping up the inflatable up is quite the arduous task – especially in the heat!


Well, not any more – thanks to a genius solution shared by a savvy mum named Caprice.

According to Caprice, who goes by the acronym @capricesmum, the trick is to use a hairdryer on a cool setting.

And not only does it mean you haven't got to fork out for a pump or aimlessly try and find one you know you put somewhere safe, but best of all?

Caprice claims her method takes just 90 seconds to fully inflate her three-year-old's paddling pool.

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In the clip, she can be seen holding using her hairdryer to inflate her son's paddling pool with cool air, and notes that she's been using the same technique "for years" because it's a "complete game changer."

She explains: "On hot days, my son is so impatient to get into the pool, and this allows me to do it so quickly."

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"This paddling pool took 90 seconds to inflate."

However, her top tip does come with a warning.

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"Please make sure there's no water inside, as that can be dangerous," she says.

The video has garnered an impressive 4 million views and been inundated with grateful parents who were delighted to be saving time, effort…and a lot of breath!

"No way – omg thank u for this tip," enthused one.

A second quipped: "As an asthmatic who nearly dies annually blowing up the pool, I could have done with this tip 10 years ago. But thank you!"

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A third added: "Why have I never thought of this – thank you."

Another joked: "I wish I seen this before I blew up the pool with my mouth."

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