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Taking baby swimming first time
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Dizzybrunette445 · 18/06/2021 19:45

Hi guys, sorry if this is in the wrong category, however I want to take my baby swimming for the first time (he's coming up 6months) and just wanted some advice on the best floats to get etc ? Any recommendations will be appreciated!

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nannynick · 18/06/2021 19:55

I would not use any. Swim nappy, swim suit. Baby/Toddler pool if possible, they tend to be warmer.

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stuckinarutatwork · 18/06/2021 19:59

No floats for babies. The sit in ones are rubbish (baby can't really see much over the top and they get cold).

A neoprene body wrap adds a little bit of buoyancy, will keep baby nice and warm and also helps you to keep a firm grip on them (wet babies are slippery!).
Hold the baby close to you in the water and keep them submerged to at least their shoulders so they stay warm.

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Dizzybrunette445 · 18/06/2021 20:12

Thank you!

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languagelover96 · 26/06/2021 10:13

I do not recommend floats.

Body wraps are a better option overall. You can order one online, it will warm baby up and also protect him or her. If you can, get a swim nappy, and ideally opt for a specially dedicated baby friendly pool rather than a big crowded pool.

Do not stay for more than a hour. Listen to baby as well. Another tip, I would also bring money in case you want to eat lunch there. You may wish to take a bag with your stuff and store it securely in a locker.

There are baby swimming classes available, look for those.

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