From what age can a child swim in a chlorine pool?

Kimberly - posted on 09/25/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi. I will be going on vacation when my son is about 8 and a half months, Can I bring him in an outside chlorine pool.

I do bring him on the beach and he has been in the water a couple of times already.

He got all hsi shots that he is suppose to get already.

Please help me.



Thanks in advance!!

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Taking your son to the pool is fine like the others said give him a bath afterwards and lotion him up also try not to get his face wet too much. Let him get used to the water and yes swimming lessons do start around 6 months of age.

Dove - posted on 09/25/2012

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I probably wouldn't put his face under the water much, if at all, but IN the pool would be fine.

Kimberly - posted on 09/25/2012

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You can take him in the pool no worries, I would just watch how much you put him under water if you do and make sure you give him a shower/bath straight after to get chlorine off and put some lotion on him too cause it can dry out the skin. I think my daughter was 3 months when she first went in a pool and started swimming lessons at 6 months. Hope you enjoy your holidays

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Kimberly - posted on 09/25/2012

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Thanks Guys, I was just worried, because people are saying that he can get lung infections and allergies.

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