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twinmom90 Mon 15-Aug-16 11:39:04

I remember thinking taking one baby swimming was difficult but now I'd like to take my twins to the local pool confused does anyone know of a good swimming ring for twins?

dementedpixie Mon 15-Aug-16 18:41:51

Check if they will let you take two by yourself as our local pools specify 1:1 for children under the age of 4

welshweasel Mon 15-Aug-16 18:42:38

You need two adults. How are you even going to get in the pool with two babies?

twinmom90 Mon 15-Aug-16 18:55:33

Oh I will have my dp too. No way could I do it alone I know that

welshweasel Mon 15-Aug-16 19:21:31

If there's two of you just hold one each! You don't really need a ring to put them in.

43percentburnt Mon 15-Aug-16 19:36:08 Looks a good one.

twinmom90 Mon 15-Aug-16 19:43:39

Thanks 43percent I'll have a look. I don't want to have to hold them though as would like them to have some independence

neversleepagain Mon 15-Aug-16 21:38:55

My local leisure centre has a ratio of 1:2 for 4 and under.

I took my twins alone from 18 months. It is a shallow pool so wasn't too difficult.

Top tips:
Take dressing gowns to keep them warm while you dress yourself
Have easy to eat snacks to give them while you dress.

Doublethecuddles Mon 15-Aug-16 22:21:30

I had normal float rings, and then moved onto floatations waistcoats.
Be prepared to be frozen by the time you are dressed!

idontlikealdi Mon 15-Aug-16 22:25:55

How old are they? If you're talking tiny babies takes the car seats, change them and put in seats so they have somewhere to go while you get changed. If they're a bit bigger take snacks so they can sit and eat a snack after they're dressed while you get dressed.

We never had a twin float just had one each as pool ratios here are all 1:1.

WindInThePussyWillows Mon 15-Aug-16 22:31:05

I have 4mo twins and taking them to Center Parcs to place marking for tips.

How old are your twins op?

twinmom90 Tue 16-Aug-16 06:54:37

My twins are 5 months old. The swim jackets are a good idea actually if they do them for this age

WindInThePussyWillows Tue 16-Aug-16 07:42:15

I think I'll be getting two of these

43percentburnt Sat 20-Aug-16 11:29:31

Twin mom, look at the swimsuit (like a swimming costume) with floats round the middle.we used this with DS and he is really confident in the water. We intend to get our twins swimsuits too. I'll try and find a link.

43percentburnt Sat 20-Aug-16 11:32:47

It took him a while to fully balance, but when he did he was off. As he gets heavier he has to work harder to float. Now he has to constantly swim in the water. An hours swim wears him out!

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