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Appropriate age for swimming?

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    Appropriate age for swimming?

    How old was your child before you took them swimming? Any trouble getting them to enjoy playing in the pool?

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    i started taking my first when he was 8-10 weeks old, of course, he had a swimming nappy on.
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    After all their shots...well, "basic" ones....at around 6-8mths with swimming nappy too.

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    Used to pour water over their head in the bath so they are used to having water in their face, eyes particulary...

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    Took my first child swimming for the first time when she was about 5 months old. I know of people who take their babies swimming from the very beginning--maybe 1-2-months-old. Some babies are born using Waterbirth and that technically would be their first swim, right? LOL.

    It shouldn't matter as long as your baby is healthy and you're being safe with him or her in the pool.
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    First took my baby swimming when she was about 3-4 months old and she loved it. Was able to submerge her briefly at 5 months. As lesliefu mentioned, playing with water when bathing was helpful in getting her comfortable.

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    i submerged both my kids when they were 10 weeks old. there is a trick to it, but all babies can do it without any problems.

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    With son we did 4 months and with daughter 5 months. He really didn't mind but she did so didn't push it and started again when she was 8 months. He is now 29 months and she's 14 and they are NUTS for the pool. My husband is a big believer in acclimating them early . . .

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