Swimming

Corinne - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )

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Have any of you taken your child swimming yet and how did they get on? My son Ryan is 6mths and has been swimming twice he just splashes around just now but he loves it.

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Michelle - posted on 05/30/2010

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My daughter and I are taking baby swim lessons and she's 6 months old. Sometime around 9 months of age, they lose the reflex of taking a deep breath when blown a puff of air at their nose, which is how you can train them to hold their breath to go under water. I would say take lessons sooner than later so they're comfortable in and around water and they know safety around water too.

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Emma - posted on 06/07/2010

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My daughter initially loved swimming far more than the bath, in which she used to scream. I think that swimming has helped her to love the bath as she now tries swimming in there too.

Erin - posted on 06/01/2010

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Okay so we tried swimming with our son and the water was cold for him so he did NOT respond well! We'll try again next time and make sure the water is warm enough (like his bath water). I don't want him being scared of the water

Valery - posted on 05/31/2010

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Yeah just yesterday I took my daughter for the first time I thought she would freak but no she loved it but she's also very calm and was in the pool too

Abbie - posted on 05/29/2010

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Yep we take Maverick swimming a couple times a week and he loves it. We knew he would tho since he loves to get a bath.

Eira - posted on 05/28/2010

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My son is 6 months too, and we've taken swimming three times now. He loves it in the pool and kicks his legs as if he's swimming. But he really hates it when we have to get out.

Amanda - posted on 05/26/2010

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my daughter is almost 6 months an i put her in a lil tub like thing used it as a pool for the 1st time she loved it as well

Kayla - posted on 05/26/2010

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I've taken my daughter swimming since 4 months and she loves it. I dunk her under the water and as long as I'm smiling when she comes back up she's fine with it.

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Thanks for posting this. My boyfriend is very worried about letting me take our daughter to go swim because he thinks it is to early for her. She loves bath time and im sure swimming would be good for her.

Yasmine - posted on 05/26/2010

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my son is 6 months old he loves playing in the tub while taking a bath last weekend we went to the sea and he loved it.

Amanda - posted on 05/26/2010

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i have had my daughter in the pool since she was two weeks ole... she started swimming lessons just shy of 4 months old - absolutely loves it - she is now 6 months and has been going underwater since she started lessons and now crawls along the mat before falling into the water with the instructor - splashes and has lots of fun!

Chantal - posted on 05/25/2010

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I live in South Africa and my son was born in the middle of our summer. He was 2 days old when I first took him for a swim and he loved it. He is now 6 months old and we don;t swim at the moment because it's winter. But during the summer we took him into the pool regularly and he absolutely love it.

Holly - posted on 05/24/2010

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Aiden goes swimming with us on a regular basis! :) He wears a life jacket though a few times he has been allowed to take it off...He LOVES to lay on his back and just float around the pool... other times he chooses to sit upright and kick his feet and play. He LOVES the pool. My two year old loves the pool too.. he has one of those swim suits with the foam in the front and the back and won't stay with us LOL he LOVES to swim and is all over the pool :)

Betsy - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son, Ryan, loves the water! He's 6 1/2 months now and I first took him about 1 month ago. He wasn't apprehensive at all and seemed to be very relaxed. Usually he's really happy and smiley, but once we got in the pool he just completely zoned out and relaxed. Now we have a cute little boat/float for him and he loves it...he's all smiles! :)

Maria - posted on 05/23/2010

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Started taking my wee one at 5 months as was a little apprehensive about getting her swimming - she loves it too!!

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Took Logan swimming on friday and he loved it!!! We were using one of the baby seat floats and his little legs were kicking like mad with lots of laughing and smiling =] He's 6 months old this Thursday.

Ashley - posted on 05/22/2010

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Glad u asked this question! My daughter will be 7 months soon and Im a bit nervous to take her swimming... Im scared that she wont like the cold water! She absolutely LOVES bath time tho!

Aarin - posted on 05/22/2010

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I have been taking my son swimming now a couple of times and he just loves it! The first time I took him we where in the pool for about a hour he had so much fun. Same with the second time and my husband was able to come. Unfortantly we don't get to go as much as I would like because we live out of town. But he just loves his bath time as well.

Melanie - posted on 05/21/2010

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Me and my son are in swimming lessons, and he loves them! He kicks in the pool, and is learning how to be in the water. He really enjoys being in the water and I think it's very important for him to learn to respect the water at an early age. Plus in lessons, they teach you how to teach your kids about going under the water....very valuable!

He enjoys his bath that much more as a result. I have bath bear (got it at Walmart) which is just a sponge to lay on, and he is very comfortable as a result.

Jennifer - posted on 05/20/2010

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Yes I have been taking Noah swimming. We started when he was 4 months old. He loves it and it tires him out and allows him to get a good night's rest afterwards!

Michelle - posted on 05/18/2010

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I have been taking both my boys to mom and tot lessons at the YMCA since they where 4 months old and they totally love it. Now my oldest at 2 is a pretty good swimmer and fearless of the water and my 6 month old loves splashing and moving around in it

Erin - posted on 05/16/2010

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I am SO glad that someone started this conversation! Our son LOVES bathtime and I have been longing to take him swimming but was afraid to take him too early. Now I can't wait!!!

Bridget - posted on 05/13/2010

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My little girl goes to swimming lessons(water babies) once a week. She has been going since she was 4 months old. with the help of the instructors she can swim under water its fantastic.

Amy - posted on 05/13/2010

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took my lil girl for the 1st time this week she is 6 months, and she loved it, she kept dunking her face in the water and splashing around!!!! I really enjoyed watchin her have so much fun!!!!

Rachel - posted on 05/13/2010

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My little girl just turned 6 months and she is an absolute duck!! She has loved the water since she was born!! When she hears the water running for her bath...she goes nuts!! She is so excited!! We took her to a water park when she was 3 1/2 mons...and she just loved to be in the water with me walking around...it was even a little chilly...but she didn't mind! Can't wait for the summer so she can actually do some swimming...and not in the tub!

Jessica - posted on 05/13/2010

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My son loves to swin! He is 5 1/2 months. Most the other time he will stay in the pool for about an hour. He love is float!! And I love the sun!! I guess it helps b/c I live in Florida where it is always hot hot hot!! Have a great summer!!

Julia - posted on 05/13/2010

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I took mine swimming at 2 months and he loved it- i put him in a swim trunks and shirt- my friend took her daughter who was 6 months at the time and she hated it-but i think she was cold so i recommend a swimsuit!

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Logan is 5 1/2 months old and is going swimming for the first time next week - can't wait!!! Think he'll like it as he loves the bath and tries swimming in there =] Will let yous know how it goes

Dominique - posted on 05/12/2010

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Yes I have taken my youngest swimming in our pool in the back yard. He would scream when he first entered until he felt safe and then he would spash in the water and be extremely happy.

Brianna - posted on 05/12/2010

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i started taking my daughter twice a week since she was 2months old and she loves it.

Nicole - posted on 05/12/2010

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I will be taking mine in a couple of weeks. I took my oldest at 6 months and he loved it too!

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