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Is it sad to go swimming on your own with baby?

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sallykins123 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:10:11

My daughter is nearly 7 months and I would love to take her swimming. I don't have any friends with children so can't go with them and my partner won't come with me as he has a complex about burns on his back - give me strength.

So I was going to take her on my own. But I always see people on Facebook going swimming with their baby and a friend or their husband, but I'll be going on my own, is it a bit sad?

PotteringAlong Mon 15-Feb-16 20:11:46

No. I've done it plenty of times.

Roobix04 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:11:53

Definitely not! I love taking dd swimming. Sometimes with people and sometimes just me and her. Dd counts as company.

pippitysqueakity Mon 15-Feb-16 20:12:05

Took my DD1 on my own for ages till I found a group for her, did not think twice, actually preferred it to when I started going with a friend, more autonomy!

WhirlwindHugs Mon 15-Feb-16 20:12:34

No of course not. I always took DD1 alone.

We only all go all together now because of swimmer/non-swimmer ratios!

minipie Mon 15-Feb-16 20:12:50

Of course not! Why would it be any sadder than going anywhere else just you and baby (like to the park).

I expect FB has more photos of 2 adults + baby swimming simply because you need the extra adult to take the picture smile

frangipani13 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:12:53

Not at all! I can't swim and will look hideous in swimming cossie so DH will be taking our LO.

NorfolkEnchantsToday Mon 15-Feb-16 20:13:00

I'm a single parent me and DD now three swim twice a month since 12 weeks

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Mon 15-Feb-16 20:13:04

Absolutely not! When DD was a baby I used to go on my own all the time. You'll see lots of other parents on their own with their babies as well. Why would it be any more sad than taking your baby to the park by yourself? You're overthinking it lovely.

PotteringAlong Mon 15-Feb-16 20:13:10

People with photos on Facebook go with someone else because you need someone else to take the photo! People who go by themselves can't take the photo; it doesn't mean they don't go!

Imfinehowareyou Mon 15-Feb-16 20:13:35

I went on my own with mine all the time. If you feel self conscious why don't you sign up for a baby class? They have the bonus of teaching you things to do with your child in the pool too. Just council run ones are fine. I preferred going on my own as we could stay in as long or as short as we liked.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Mon 15-Feb-16 20:13:48

What? No!
The kid is your company, I loved swirling my ds's round the pool while they coo'ed and giggled

annandale Mon 15-Feb-16 20:14:35

Um, sorry but what are you talking about?

snorepatrol Mon 15-Feb-16 20:14:50

Another vote for not sad at all. Whenever I take dc (usually on my own) I always see loads of other people on their own with their dc swimming too

Yika Mon 15-Feb-16 20:15:13

Oh yes very sad. Better not do it. Just stay home with her so no one else can see what a saddo you are.

Jinglebells99 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:15:14

I used to take my my children on my own. Also a lot of swimming pools have mother and baby sessions where you play games and sing nursery rhymes smile.

Etak15 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:15:20

No it's not sad at all! It's lovely to go swimming with your baby, nice to be on your own sometimes when you do things with friends and babies you spend so much time yabbering (because you've not had an adult conversation for so long!!) that you kind of lose the moment and don't enjoy the time with your baby as much as you should. Wish I'd done it more when I just had the one.

CrayonShavings Mon 15-Feb-16 20:16:25

Much better to go just you and your baby imo. Then you can do it at your own pace.

I went with a friend and her baby the same age, by the time my ds relaxed enough to enjoy it, friend's ds wanted to get out!

Remember yoyr friends can only share photos on social media if someone has free hands to take the photo. I bet lots of them go by themselves, and don't go on about it on Facebook. Have fun!

Jenijena Mon 15-Feb-16 20:16:43

We often go by ourselves too. We have a couple of little floating toys and often 'play' with similar aged children in similar positions in the pool.

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Mon 15-Feb-16 20:16:57

It's half term here. I'm planning to take both kids swimming on my own. As I've done many times before. That other people might consider this sad is something that has never once occurred to me.

ninja Mon 15-Feb-16 20:18:09

I often swam alone with mine smile but check the pool timetable for parent and baby times as sometimes they have music, toys and you might meet other parents smile

Buttons23 Mon 15-Feb-16 20:21:01

I always take my ds alone. We have been going every week since he was 3 months old. It's just a activity that can fill a afternoon and my son really loves the water. Sometimes I go with my mum which can be helpful because she can be with da while I get in some lengths of the pool.

cornishglos Mon 15-Feb-16 20:24:36

You're not on your own if you're with the baby.

Openmindedmonkey Mon 15-Feb-16 20:24:52

Not at all, it's lovely for you both & will give you many precious memories. Enjoy yourselves!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 15-Feb-16 20:24:56

Of course it's not sad but I do feel for your partner, has he had counselling for to help him deal with his burns?

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