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When can DS (10wks) go swimming?

(11 Posts)
Crownjewel Wed 19-Nov-14 17:42:02

DS had his first set of jabs last week - is it safe to introduce him to the (very warm) swimming pool yet, or does he need to have had all 3 sets of jabs first? Thanks in advance!

DoItTooJulia Wed 19-Nov-14 17:43:45

I was told no jabs at all were needed!

Hopefully that's still true (DS is 2 now)

Showy Wed 19-Nov-14 17:45:48

Whenever you like; jabs are irrelevant.

Crownjewel Wed 19-Nov-14 17:48:23

Thanks both - I may have misunderstood a friend who told me they waited until their DD was 12mths as she hadn't had any immunisations at 8/12/16wks.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Wed 19-Nov-14 17:51:21

Jabs are irrelevant. The notion dates from when polio was prevalent and thought to be spread via swimming pools. It's not the case any more.

WhyOWhyWouldYou Wed 19-Nov-14 17:51:40

No jabs needed. At that age even a warm pool might be a bit cool though, without a little wetsuit.

mistymorningmemories Wed 19-Nov-14 17:53:14

They had a three day old baby at our local water babies a couple of weeks ago!!

pickwickcrocus Wed 19-Nov-14 18:02:32

Anytime you feel ready! My friend took her little boy to his first Waterbabies class at 12 days old. The lessons were in a hydrotherapy pool though so it was very warm, I wouldn't take a teeny one to our local pool as its just too chilly for newborns, even with a wetsuit.

Crownjewel Wed 19-Nov-14 18:05:49

Thanks all smile I'll have a look online for a teeny tiny wetsuit!

ElphabaTheGreen Wed 19-Nov-14 18:14:10

DS1 started swimming at 8 weeks and DS2 at five weeks and neither of them wore wetsuits - they're a waste of money, especially for a 10 week old, as long as the pool is warm enough. Just use a double nappy - a cloth or disposable swimming nappy covered by tight neoprene trunks (look for Splash About on Amazon). Don't get the neoprene in a big size 'to grow into' or you'll get poo leakage.

Allstoppedup Wed 19-Nov-14 18:16:12

Yep, we started Water Babies lessons when DS was 8 weeks and LOVED them. You can get great all body suits but I would recommend getting a neoprene 'nappy' to go over the swim nappy to wear to prevent any, um unfortunate leakages! Have fun!

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