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14/04/2013 at 11:04
Talk to me about swimming. When can they go? What do they wear? What's the deal with nappies?
14/04/2013 at 11:27
We were told with J they had to wait till after their first jabs but apparently this is old advice. We put them in an all in one suit (get a uv one and they cam wear it in the summer too!) Swim nappies basically keep the poo in but let the wee through
14/04/2013 at 11:31
TNP gave me a few swim nappies. I literally just put them on under something? Do they need a little wet suit in a pool or just trunks?
14/04/2013 at 11:33
Mine always wore a wet suit jacket when they were small, just a swim nappy and the wetsuit is fine
14/04/2013 at 11:36
You need a nappy (we use disposables from asda but if you want to take your cloth obsession to a new extreme I think they do reusables) and then some trunks over the top. I couldn't find a uv suit in his size anywhere and he got cold with just the trucks so I found a little swim jacket think which definitely helped to keep him warm.
You don't need to wait until he's had his injections but the receptionist for try telling me he did. I take the word of the NHS over a leisure centre receptionist.
The last time we went I bought him a rubber ring with a seat in as we went with friends and they had one, he loved it.
14/04/2013 at 11:46
We go to a warm pool so she just wears a dispo swim nappy (which we dry out and reuse) and a Happy Nappy over the top - this is what our swim school asks for.
14/04/2013 at 13:40
Mine used to wear a disposable swim nappy with a swimming costume for E and a pair of swimming shorts for J.
14/04/2013 at 14:04
You don't need to wait until after they've had jabs to go. We 1st went swimming when she was 5 weeks old. It was fun as we were there about an hour but only in the pool about 20 mins as I had put a swim nappy on her before we went & she filled it then had to feed again then fell asleep all in the changing room!! We just used (& still use) a swim nappy with a swimming costume over the top. They get cold very quickly after coming out so make sure you have a towel for them on the side of the pool.
14/04/2013 at 15:14
We didn't need anything over the swim nappy at our pool. It was also really warm so didn't need a wetsuit. Do ask about to see what sort of temperature the pools are though as some round here are freezing! I tended to take 2 towels for s, one to wrap him in whilst I got sorted and one to lay him on whilst I got him dressed.
Different pools have different policies re swimwear it seems.
We took s when he reached about 6lb purely because I thought he didn't have enough insulation before that!
14/04/2013 at 19:03
I bought J a little swim suit from boots- was ub as well and quite reasonable. I used Huggies little swimmers and didn't need anything over the top. I took a baby bath towel to the side of the pool (the one with a hood) to chuck on him as soon as we got out and then a adult bath towel to dry him/ lay him on in the changing room. I second the bath seat ring- we shared my friends and J loved it! I think they're on offer in Mothercare at the moment.
14/04/2013 at 20:23
I was told no need for waiting to. However I've been advised our local pool temp is a little cool at 31degrees. Apparently the hydro pool in Northallerton is much better and warmer. We've got uv suit and disposable swim nappy (just got a reusable one from the for sale page). Boots also do reusable ones in a pack I believe.
14/04/2013 at 20:44
We used a splash about wetsuite. Phoebe first went about 4 weeks. We have a new ice cream swim nappy coming :-D
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