Taking Your Little One Swimming - Tips and What to Pack
Posted on August 13 2019
Swimming is a super fun activity which is not only an essential life skill to introduce to your baby or toddler, but something that the whole family can get involved in. Making swimming part of your weekly routine will be a great bonding activity for the both you and your little one to look forward to, and watching their confidence grow will be very rewarding.
There is a lot to think about when you first take your baby swimming and at ZIPPYUP we know ease and comfort for our little wrigglers is essential, particularly for swimming. The Zippyup baby grow is super quick to take on and off your baby, making them the perfect choice for after your swim. The zip feature ensures that after all the splashing around, you can get your child dressed easily and fast. We have compiled a list of some more swimming tips with some extra safety advice so you can get the most out of swimming with your little one…
The experts advise that mothers should wait at least seven days after any bleeding after the birth before swimming. Bleeding after birth usually takes around six weeks so to avoid any risk of infection, it’s advised you should wait at least until then. You can always ask your health visitor or GP for some advice depending on the birth.
Most swimming classes start at six weeks, while some private swimming classes can start from as early as four weeks. If you are keen for your baby to get started then, your partner or somebody else could take them.
If your baby is younger than six months old, ensure the pool is heated to about 32 degrees. Big public pools are often a few degrees colder so you could put your baby in a wetsuit for extra warmth.
Making swimming fun & boosting confidence
What should I pack?
Here is a list of swimming organisations that offer swimming lessons and courses for babies and children in the U.K.
Check if there is one in your area…