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    taking baby in pool

    How old can you take your baby into the pool? And what do you use when you do so?

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    i took my son into the pool when he was 10 weeks....

    babies spend the first 9 months of their "lives" in utero/swimming.... why not take them when it is hot out? just becareful that you have sun cream to protect their skin.

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    Our baby girl started "swimming" at 8 weeks. We put a float around her neck to keep her head above the water. She cried the first time and got used to it pretty quickly. She started kicking quite naturally. So do give it a try.

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    We took our son when he was between 2 to 3 months old... He had a wet suits with half sleeves and legs and sun cream (babies skins are not protected at all against sun).... no need to say lots of people stared at us ! But he enjoyed it, we just didn't stay too long as the water was not so warm.

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    What suncreams can you use for under 6 months?

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    Does the chlorine affect baby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banane76 View Post
    What suncreams can you use for under 6 months?
    I got a sun cream suitable from birth from the Chicco store in Harbour City.

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    I have heard twice now actually of babies having a bad reaction to the chlorine. Both of these babies already had excema and their skin reacted badly to the chlorine in the pool. One of my friend's babies was only months old (not sure exactly, maybe six months?) at the time, but my other friend's son was nearly two. I guess particularly if your child has sensitive skin, it's worth maybe testing it out first my just letting them dip their feet in or another small area rather than their entire bodies. Better to have a small reaction than a big one, I guess. BUT this is by FAR the minority. Swimming is generally safe for babies as young as 1-2 months old, provided they are well cared for in the pool and they have adequate sun protection.

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