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ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 17:55:58

how long can 9 week old stay is the small pool he will have a warm suit on?my friend said she stayed for 20 mins but that was with normal swimming costume. could baby stay longer with a warm suit

Peaceloveandhobnobs Wed 24-Jun-15 17:57:44

When your baby appears cold, take him out. All babies are different! My baby has always been chunky but could still only manage 20 minutes at 12 weeks.

confusedandemployed Wed 24-Jun-15 18:01:13

When DD was about 9 weeks we often did over 30mins. Equally, we something mes only did 15mins. Just play it by ear smile

confusedandemployed Wed 24-Jun-15 18:01:33


mcgiblets Wed 24-Jun-15 19:48:26

How can you tell baby is cold?

MrsBB1982 Wed 24-Jun-15 20:16:28

mcgiblets I found when my DS or DD went blue that was about the right time grin

On a more seious note. They often lasted up to about 40 minutes but some days only 20. They tend to get a bit grumpy and irritated at the splashing water when they want to come out

BullshitS70 Wed 24-Jun-15 20:38:06

Their feet/hands/lips start to go blue

getbusyliving Wed 24-Jun-15 20:46:17

At 9 weeks surely the bath is big enough for them to swim in? Why risk your newborn getting a cold? They really won't know the difference between the two at that age and I personally hate seeing tiny babies in the pool looking cold.

MrsHathaway Wed 24-Jun-15 20:54:28

It's very stimulating for them. After twenty minutes she'll be knackered. Mine always slept for ages after even looking at a pool.

You shouldn't swim if they've recently had the new norovirus/rota virus (can't remember) inoculation though. From memory it was in the 8 and 12 week sets.

ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 20:58:33

getbusy babys are fine in a small heated pools

getbusyliving Wed 24-Jun-15 21:01:48

I just don't feel it's worth the risk. Bouncing babies yes, newborns no.

kinkyfuckery Wed 24-Jun-15 21:06:11

Why are they more likely to catch a cold in a pool than out of it getbusy?

ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 21:08:07

mrs whats norovirus/rota shock im quite excited hopefully im going to have a baby that actually sleeps for a while so i can do some things at home smile smile

getbusy i think mums/dads only do what they are comfy/confident with so if they feel its risky wont do it. i feel quite happy with

getbusyliving Wed 24-Jun-15 21:11:01

I just feel the getting changed, then in the water, and then dressing them. When you consider how warm maternity wards are, newborns like it cosy and I feel swimming just exposes them unnecessarily. I'm not here to judge but it really is one of my pet hates and I feel it's more for the parents benefit than the newborn.

ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 21:11:04

oh it said a cold thought it said getting cold. i thought a cold was from a virus not actually from being cold..not sure though...going to google.

my baby did get a cold though when he was a week old was horrible sad

ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 21:15:08

getbusy but in my case my baby is 9 weeks so not really a new born and he was born at home so no maternity ward. babys younger than mine go in pools yeah maternity wards are warm but few hours later and baby is in the world.

dont think your judging smile we are all different.

confusedandemployed Wed 24-Jun-15 21:16:17

getbusy do you know why people catch colds? It's not because we get wet, or cold hmm

My DD absolutely loved the water from day one. She was also very good at telling me when she didn't like something. You're projecting your own feelings on to those babies.

MrsHathaway Wed 24-Jun-15 21:21:52

In my area they give a syrup with the 8 and 12 week jabs. I am now in front of a red book and it appears to say ROTARIX ORAL. I was warned not to take him swimming for a few weeks afterwards.

It may be particular to my trust, or the nurse may be particularly careful.

Fwiw I agree that swimming is more for the parent than the baby at that age. I disagree that that would make it not worth doing. At nine weeks I was desperate to do something more interesting than sitting on my own sofa and going to clinic occasionally.

getbusyliving Wed 24-Jun-15 21:23:22

Being cold makes you susceptible to illness and I guess I do project my feeling as they have no voice

I don't want to derail OP thread as every parent knows what's best for their child and her questions are now not being answered. Sorry about that ��

getbusyliving Wed 24-Jun-15 21:26:18

By her I mean GhostSpirit, sorry phone wouldn't scroll and I couldn't read nameshmm

Wideopenspace Wed 24-Jun-15 21:26:21

Being cold doesn't make you susceptible to illness...

Mine would last about 20 mins at that age. Then he would shriek the place down until I learned how to get dressed whilst breastfeeding grin

backwardpossom Wed 24-Jun-15 21:30:24

I guess I do project my feeling as they have no voice

Apart from the screaming blue murder, you mean?

What a load of nonsense.

ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 21:30:34

mrs yes the pool is more for me to be honest. im sure he will like it (fingers crossed) but he can enjoy being in the bath. me chatting to him generally interacting with him. i want to take him in the morning. the plan is he sleeps we get home and i can actually get some stuff done. so yeah it is for me smile

ghostspirit Wed 24-Jun-15 21:33:10

better not take my other children then. they would kill me if i said they only had 20 mins in pool shock

lostscot Wed 24-Jun-15 21:34:39

Mine have both swam/splashed since weeks old and at 7&9 are water babies that swim really well. On the other hand I took our yr 1/2 class swimming this year and half can't swim at all and have never been, the rest vary from splashing with a float to 2 or 3 swimming 500m plus. I strongly belief it's one of the most important life skills to give them as early as possible!

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