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You don't have to wait until first jabs any more. That's outdated advice from when the polio vaccine was live, but they haven't used live vaccines since 2005, so you are fine to go as soon as you feel ready.
Just reporting back...
growyourown77 - that's odd, since Water Babies go on about how their youngest swimmer was a matter of days old...
After first jabs is not necessary, but waiting until about 6-8 weeks gives you time to heal. And they get cold very fast, so pick a warm pool.
I asked my friends the same question last week. She's a Waterbabies swimming teacher and said to wait until after their first jabs.
You don't need to wait for injections - the diseases they protect against are not waterborne and modern pools are sufficiently well treated. Go whenever you're ready!
I took all of mine weekly after 3 month jags.Dd2 swam 22 lengths last week (just turned 9). I'm glad to have Water Babies!
I would wait until after the very first set of injections and until after your 6 weeks check.
We started taking dd at 6 weeks (I couldnt before that due to episiotomy) My gp was horrified that I wasn't waiting till after jabs but pool (private health club) said it was fine.
Thank you all I can't wait to take him swimming
There is no minimum age. Just be aware they will get cold quickly so you may not be in the water for long to start with
I took DD at 4 weeks - no one told me not too!
I took all of mine when they were a few weeks old.
We were advised six weeks to reduce the risk of picking up an infection (baby and you - if you are not healed by then, wait until you are.)
Hiya, from what age can I take my ds swimming? Many thanks xxx
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