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Baby Swimming Tips

Introducing your baby to swimming while they are young can greatly benefit you and most importantly your baby. Swimming can be important for bonding, confidence and strengthening your baby’s heart and lungs, we believe that it’s vital that you know all the tips, tricks and facts so you can be swim savvy from the start!

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When is the right time to start

NHS guidelines say that you can take your baby swimming at any age, both before and after they have been vaccinated. Your baby may feel feverish or irritated in the days after their vaccination, so you may prefer to wait until they feel better. For more information either visit the NHS website or consult with your local GP.

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Making the most out of bathtime

Get them used to the water, swaying movements of the water, noises, colours and splashes will be similar to the pool environment. This will help sensory development and prepare your little one for the new environment when all of their senses will be working at the same time.

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Keeping your baby warm

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If you plan to go swimming but your baby has been experiencing cold or flu type symptoms or a tummy upset recently, postpone your swimming plans until they have been clear of any symptoms for at least 48 hours.

As babies tend to lose heat quicker than adults, it is important to keep your baby warm while in the pool so begin with short 10 minute sessions in the pool while encouraging them to kick their legs and keep moving. If you’re concerned about the temperature of the pool, ask a pool attendant for reassurance. As a guideline anything around 32 degrees is considered suitable for babies.

If possible take your baby’s poncho with you to the poolside so that you can put it on as soon as you are out of the water to reduce heat loss and to keep your little one covered and cosy. Chlorine levels in some swimming pools can irritate your baby’s skin. If you are concerned, make sure you visit your GP before you go swimming especially if your baby has sensitive skin.

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Prepare your swim bag

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Choose the right swim nappy?

Be prepared for the pool and sea with award-winning reusable swim nappies! Designed to provide containment in the water and save space in your suitcase!

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Swim
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Swim Nappy
Benefits

Use this nappy in replacement of your disposable swim nappy. No additonal nappy required!

Provide ultimate protection with adjustable waist and leak-proof legs.

Available from 0 - 2+ years in a range of super cute designs for your little splasher.

Mix & Match

Co-ordinate your little swimmer with matching swim essentials

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Swim Nappy

Perfect essential for little pool paddlers & beach bums

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Rash Top

Ideal UPF40+ protection against the sun, sand & water

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swim hat

Reversible design & UPF40+ protection for easy to burn areas

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Travel Mat

Fold & roll waterproof change mat, easy to shake off water and sand in seconds

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Wet Bag

On-the-go waterproof bag to transport wet clothes, swimwear & more

Wet bag part of mix and match swim range
Wet Bag

On-the-go waterproof bag to transport wet clothes, swimwear & more

Swim travel mat part of mix and match swim range
Travel Mat

Fold & roll waterproof change mat, easy to shake off water and sand in seconds

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