Has any of your Nov 2008 babies gone swimming in the pool yet? Any problems/concerns with this?

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Megan - posted on 04/07/2009

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We are planning on doing this soon. I took Prenatal water aerobics and my instructor told me that as long as the baby has good head control and in good health there is no reason the babies can't join in on the fun :)

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Zilana - posted on 04/30/2009

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My daughter loves swimming in the pool! She kicks, splashes and screams with delight!!

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Ohhh I should add that it was a hydrothearapy pool (aqua classes) so was nice and warm for the bubs. I did try him in our pool one day and it was a bit too cool for him!!

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I took my son when he was 5-6 weeks for 2 times a week but we haven't gone recently, I have been meaning to sign him up for swim school which I think they need to be 6 months to do. It's great though and he loves the water.

Kerrie - posted on 04/29/2009

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my son loves swimming we have been going since he was 9 weeks old, take him once a week to the splash kids session

Kimberly - posted on 04/28/2009

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I took my son a couple times and he loved it, this summer I think We'll do mommy and tot swimming lessons.

Jen - posted on 04/28/2009

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I use Huggies Little Swimmers and put a bathing suit over top... it has a floaty top part but we haven't used that as he doesn't really like it!!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/15/2009

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I haven't with my 4 month old. My first daughter went in the pool at 3 months.  She didn't mind....They either like it or they don't.  I have put my 4 month in the tub for the first time with her big sister and she liked it.  She had fun kicking her feet around!

Amy - posted on 04/15/2009

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I took my little guy when he was around 2 months or so for the first time and he has always loved it. I have him go in a reusable swim diaper plus a full body swim suit (looks like a baby wet suit) and no shivers since then! Will be great for the summer too as it blocks out UV

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I bought some swim pants for when we finally get around to a pool. They're like disposable diapers but somehow waterproof in all the right places.

Melissa - posted on 04/15/2009

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I'd also be interested to hear how people dress the baby for the pool...what about in a pond?  Would people recommend the full coverage suits?

Adela - posted on 04/15/2009

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Wait! how do you dress baby for the pool?? I know it sounds silly but aside from the swimsuit do you add diapers and how does that work? 

Ashley - posted on 04/09/2009

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i'm going to all the time this summer. he loves his baths so i'm anxious to see how he acts in the pool

Jen - posted on 04/09/2009

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i did a trial run with my son about a month ago before signing up for swimming lessons....he mostly just looked around...our parent-tot class starts next week...when we got out of the water we took a quick shower to wash the chlorine off.. :)

Jodie - posted on 04/09/2009

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Ive only taken my daughter once and that was on mothers day she loved it!!! :D x-x-x

Amanda - posted on 04/09/2009

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We have swimming lessons..well mommy and me classes starting in 2 weeks let you know...but he loves water so I cant see there being a problem, my only concern is the chlorine.

Amy - posted on 04/09/2009

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Yep took him in on boxing day (8 weeks) but didn't get his face wet and about 5 times since then. Too hot not to.

Christine - posted on 04/08/2009

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i have taken mine twice now and he really likes it!! He is a bit quiet to start but he enjoys it and yes is very tired afterwards!!

Christie - posted on 04/08/2009

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We have been going to swimming lessons for the last couple of weeks and my daughter absolutly loves it. The pool we go to has a special pool that is warmer just for little ones so that helps alot!! She stands and sits on the side and i pull her into the water we have dunked her under a couple of times she does back floats front floats.. absolutly loves it. As a lifeguard myself now is the time to introduce swimming as children do not have fears yet and it is great to get them used to swimming and water before the fears can develop, otherwise you will have a very hard time getting your older child into the pool. Hope that helps if there is anything else you want to know (like what the average class entails etc just let me know )

Kristina - posted on 04/08/2009

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we took kylie to the YMCA to go swimming last week and she LOVED it, i cant wait to go back with her. We brought a little rubber ducky and she put her hands out to chace it around the pool. She was a little aprehensive at first cause the water was colder then her bath but after she got used to it she was all smiles!

Stacey - posted on 04/08/2009

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Yes i have brought my son on march break and he loved it! It really tired him out he was falling asleep as i was trying to dress him, then slept for over 2 hours. He was all smiles in the water! Try it sure she will love it!

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