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Swimming Costume for 5mo Ds

(11 Posts)
Starsintheskyxx Mon 25-Mar-13 08:28:10

Can anyone tell me what sort of costume he needs for swimming at this age?

stargirl1701 Mon 25-Mar-13 08:29:46

I used a 'Barefeet/Barefoot' swim suit I got on Amazon for DD at this age.

mrsbungle Mon 25-Mar-13 08:34:01

My DS (now 10 months but started swimming at 3 months) has always just worn this on top of his swim nappy:

FreelanceMama Mon 25-Mar-13 08:34:47

We use something called a Happy Nappy (very tight pair of wetsuit type shorts) that goes over a Huggies swim nappy, to hold it all in!

We also used (for colder pools, like public pools) a sleeveless velcro wetsuit called babywarma

We bought the babywarma from here

CelticPromise Mon 25-Mar-13 08:35:02

A close fitting neoprene swim nappy was compulsory at our baby swim classes- it's the best way of containing poo accidents, if poo gets loose in a pool they have to close it. You put a swim nappy or trunks underneath.

fairylightsinthesnow Mon 25-Mar-13 20:02:54

we always have used the huggies swimmers nappies and a normal swimsuit, though when they were very little we had a thicker, neoprene one that kept them warmer - was a hand-me-down so can't tell you where it was from I'm afraid.

Piemother Mon 25-Mar-13 21:07:24

Depends on how cold the pool is. Dd2 (nearly 5 months) wears a happy nappy and a baby wetsuit called a snug with a sleeveless neoprene wrap over the top. I get plenty of looks but she can tolerate the pool for an hour without screaming and going blue. Dd1 wore a wetsuit up to age 3.

Piemother Mon 25-Mar-13 21:08:01

All my stuff is splash about - they are in amazon

sausagedogfan Mon 25-Mar-13 21:10:12

Swim nappy and a neoprene baby warmer. Ours was from Mothercare, but you can also get them from larger Sainsburys, and Amazon have them by TWS (The Wetsuit Company).

YBR Tue 26-Mar-13 13:16:17

Nothing ...
Although it depends on your swimming pool actually. At that age my DD was only wearing a disposable swim nappy, although some places insist on those tight happy nappies also.
More recently my DH (SAHD, thus takes her swimming much more than me) has acquired some horid frilly pink swiming costumes.

parachutesarefab Tue 26-Mar-13 13:22:50

Just a swim nappy.

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