what age did you first take lo swimming?
Sep 14, 2010 3:17AM
My lo is 11 weeks and he LOVES water! He has had his 1st lot of jabs so we'd love to take him swimming but didnt know if he was too young?
also what do they wear? x
Sep 13, 2010 8:54AM
my HV said that you can take them the day they are born dependent on if they are healthy and they dont need their jabs before you can go aswell.
i took my LO when she was a few weeks old i think, i had her in a swim nappy and a little swimming costume. she loves the water and have just started taking her to private swimming lessons. shes 17 months now
so yes he is fine to go swimming. if he loves water he will love swimming!
Sep 13, 2010 8:56AM
I have been looking into taking my LO (when they arrive that is) as the majority of classes local to me start between 10-12 weeks. Different places seem to specify different requirements when it comes to what to wear so might be worth checking out some websites of venues close to you x
Sep 13, 2010 9:37AM
She was about 4/5 weeks I think, I know it was before she had her jabs. She loved it, she wore a swim nappy and we got her a little wet suit which helps her stay warmer for longer and also when she gets out as well. She is now nearly 8 months and very happy in the water and just started lessons too.
Sep 13, 2010 10:53AM
we started at about 4 months and got him a warming suit x
Sep 13, 2010 11:06AM
we started at 7 weeks and he has a swimnapppy and a wetsuit. he's just started lessons now hes 4 months old
Sep 13, 2010 12:17PM
we started classes whe she was about 3 months old. she loves swimming class. they teach the babies to hold on to the sides too!!! she looks like she's doing front crawl now at 6 months lol.
Sep 13, 2010 12:21PM
DS first went at 3 weeks, DD at 5 (a few days after we escaped from hospital!)
Look on mothercare's website for a 'baby warmer' which are little wraparound wetsuit things - DS had a 3-6m one which was fine on him even so young.
Dependant on pool temp you may only be in there 15 minutes though - they shouldn't stay in too long when they are little unless the pool is over about 30 degrees.
Sep 13, 2010 5:27PM
First at 4 weeks in a hydrotherapy pool with Waterbabies, then about 12 weeks at a local pool in a warmer. He loves it and always has!
Sep 14, 2010 3:17AM
We went first when she was 11 weeks but the pool was too cool and she got cold very quickly. I left it a few weeks and bought her a wetsuit and we've now been going every week since she was 14 weeks.
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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