Swimming today... Any tips?
Jun 10, 2010 7:37AM
Taking my 10 week old baby swimming today for the first time..do anybof you ladies have any tips?
Really don't want him to scream the place down..I have a wetsuit thing for him to help him stay warm.
Jun 10, 2010 5:34AM
have fun! I would say hold him tight as you go into the water so he knows he is safe. Dont stay in there any longer than 15 minutes. Maybe take some bathtime toys that he knows with you.
Let us know how you get on x
Jun 10, 2010 5:36AM
i would say to bring the towel to the pool side so when it comes time to get out he isnt freezing by the time you get him to the changing rooms as they get cold so quickly. Have fun! xxxx
Jun 10, 2010 5:38AM
Might sound obvious, but put your own costume on before you leave. I didn't, and it was such a faff getting both of us dressed! Agree with holding him close, the warm water is freezing!
Jun 10, 2010 5:42AM
Lol no2bump I always take towels poolside anyway...so j can cover by fat bum as soon as I get out pool lol..less chance of people seeing my cellulite thunder thighs
Jun 10, 2010 5:48AM
HAHA PB! i bet your thunder thighs arnt too bad, im so big i wont go to the pool incase the lifeguard calls in greenpeace to remove the beached whale! LOL
Jun 10, 2010 7:28AM
If you have already been hope you had a fab time.
If not my tip would be to remove wetsuit when you get out and then wrap LO in a dry towel and put on a changing mat on the floor. They will be safe and warm while you get changed and when it comes to dressing them they will be nice and dry and you won't be dripping all over them.
Jun 10, 2010 7:31AM
Also be prepared to feed as soon as you are both dressed! Babies tend to use loads of energy when they are that little and will be starving, also a snack for you if you are breastfeeding! xxx
Jun 10, 2010 7:37AM
Thanks girls! On my way now!
Wif...that's a great tip as I hadn't wven thought about that...I was gonna wrap him up in towel with wetsuit still on..then towel
would have been wet
thanks again ladies xx
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