27/11/2013 at 08:21
O really enjoys being in the bath and it's made me think about taking him to the pool.
What age did you take yours? What did they wear?
27/11/2013 at 09:31
I took S about 10 weeks for the first time and now we go once a week. She loves it. She wears a swim nappy and a swimsuit and sometimes a little wetsuit over the top
27/11/2013 at 10:00
I took J for the first time at 10weeks old. She loved it. We go most weeks with her now x
27/11/2013 at 12:53
27/11/2013 at 12:54
27/11/2013 at 15:18
Thanks for the replies, is it recommended to wait until they're 10 weeks or is it just coincidence that you all went at the same time? I'd like to go asap x
27/11/2013 at 17:56
28/11/2013 at 00:59
The only recommendation that there is is to wait until your bleeding has stopped. We took Isobelle at 5 weeks but didn't start going regularly until we started weekly lessons at 9 weeks old. We used (& still use at 21 months) a swimming nappy & a swimming costume over the top. As AR said I'd take 2 towels for your baby 1 to wrap around them when they get out of the pool & 1 to dry them with. They can only cope with about 20 mins initially but well worth it. Have fun. Oh & 1 last tip, the swimming nappies are only really to stop any poo going into the pool but they don't absorb pee so don't put them in the swim nappy until you get them changed at the pool (my sister learnt this the hard way!!)
28/11/2013 at 08:34
28/11/2013 at 09:09
We took D at about 8 weeks I think. Agree on taking two towels. We have just finished a term of water babies , which was fun and useful for ideas to use in the pool. We use a little neoprene wetsuit thing which has arms over the swim nappy as D got cold the first time we took him with swim nappy and water babies happy nappy. He is a lot happier with the wetsuit on (but he is on the small side and most other babies in the class seemed v happy with swim nappy and happy nappy).
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