Newborn...swimming?

(21 Posts)
KingscoteStaff Fri 26-Jul-13 21:58:30

We started Little Dippers at 6 weeks, but that was in a warm hydrotherapy pool.

DS loved it, and still adores being in the water 11 years later!

JoulesM Fri 26-Jul-13 20:00:48

Actually I would recommend one of these baby wetsuits! They are fab and a lot more warm & comfortable than the wraps (used a wrap with my first child the found these). Basically there is no right amount of time to stay in...be led by your baby and keep an eye on his/her colour (blue lips are badwink).

http://www.twobarefeet.co.uk/baby-swimming/baby-wetsuits/newborn-baby-wetsuits.html

Hope the link works.

NoComet Fri 26-Jul-13 19:52:10

If you have family changing take dad too, juggling a baby and getting yourself dry takes a bit of practice.

Also if your lucky enough to have a choice of pools, some are distantly warmer than others.

McFluffy Fri 26-Jul-13 19:38:43

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starsandstripes72 Fri 26-Jul-13 19:36:00

Im probably going to leave it another week or 2. But thank you for your advice...already ordered a baby wrap!

trixymalixy Fri 26-Jul-13 19:33:51

Sorry when I said disposable nappy I meant a disposable swim nappy, not a normal disposable nappy.

QTPie Fri 26-Jul-13 13:58:51

Use proper swim nappies and not normal disposable nappies (Huggies do them).

You also need to wait until you have completely finished bleeding too (since you cannot use a tampon).

We did Waterbabies since 14 weeks (still doing it now - DS 3.5): highly recommend it.

AnythingNotEverything Thu 25-Jul-13 22:40:09

Well, I've learnt something today!

Bookwolf32 Thu 25-Jul-13 22:25:24

baby wrap

There's always plenty to be found on Ebay - they are great.

starsandstripes72 Thu 25-Jul-13 22:16:45

A baby wrap? Is that like an all in one suit?? Please excuse my newbieness!

trixymalixy Thu 25-Jul-13 22:01:27

And I third the baby wrap, public swimming pools can be cold.

trixymalixy Thu 25-Jul-13 22:00:43

No need to wait for jabs. I would only stay in for 20 mins as long as the baby is happy.

You'll need a disposable nappy and a neoprene nappy or similar on top.

ratbagcatbag Thu 25-Jul-13 21:58:40

Sorry, I seem to very smiley tonight.

liverpoolgal Thu 25-Jul-13 21:58:36

I took ds at six weeks, waited until after the 6week check up. Agree with the baby wrap - keeps them nice and warm. go for 15/20 mins and stay longer each week smile

ratbagcatbag Thu 25-Jul-13 21:58:19

It did used to be, but definitely not anymore. smile

Flossie82 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:57:22

Baby can go as early as you like. Took me a lot longer than 2 weeks to be able to take mine, as I was still bleeding lots!

starsandstripes72 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:56:39

I did think it was perhaps after her jabs...but thought i may be getting confused with taking puppies for a walk after their jabs ;)

ratbagcatbag Thu 25-Jul-13 21:55:49

No, there's no reason to wait for jabs anymore. smile

ratbagcatbag Thu 25-Jul-13 21:55:20

I took dd at seven weeks, but you can go this early. I'd recommend a baby wrap to keep them warm and help you grip. No more than twenty mins for the first few weeks, building up to thirty mins. smile

AnythingNotEverything Thu 25-Jul-13 21:54:42

I think you have to wait until after the first jabs.

Someone clever will be along in a mo with some facts ...

starsandstripes72 Thu 25-Jul-13 21:53:34

My baby is 2 weeks old and i was wondering when is it possible to take her swimming to the public pool. Didnt know if there was a general rule. And how long would you stay in a swimming pool with your little one?

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