Swimming tips please
Mar 29, 2010 6:42AM
I'm planning on taking my 14 week old swimming tomorrow and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips that they wish they'd known prior to their first trip.
Mar 28, 2010 2:26PM
What I didn't think about was how I wouldn't have any chance to do anything for me, if that makes sense - i put my costume on under my clothes for when I go, and I don't have a shower or anything there, just wait till I get chance at home. Also, LO is usually hungry straight away so have the means to feed them ready.
30 mins is usually long enough, it can be hard work for them.
Have fun, my LO loves it.
Mar 28, 2010 2:28PM
pack your bag so that what yopu need AFTER swimming is on top. and always take 2 towels for baby. one to take to pool side and wrap him/her in straight after swimming and one to dry with once back to changing rooms.
always get baby dressed after swimming first and personally i didnt stay in water more than 10-15 mins first few times as they gey cold so quickly.
other than that enjoy it xx
Mar 28, 2010 4:29PM
zac is only in for 115-29 mins, we take an extra towel incase we need to change him on the floor (we fold it several times to make it padded and fluffy!) as someone else at the baby and toddler swim gets the only change room with a baby change unit (and they usually have a toddler and not a 13 week old baby grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Mar 29, 2010 6:19AM
if you have long hair tie it up so you can keep it dry and not have to wash it as thats imposible with baby and if you have someone to go with an extra pair of hands is good otherwise just what the others have said.
Mar 29, 2010 6:42AM
I would agree with what other have said, I also found it better to take my little buggy with me, or the car seat so you have somewhere safe to put LO once they are ready while you get dressed again!
have fun xxx
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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