7 Tips to Make Your Baby's First Swim (& All the Ones After) Go Swimmingly for Everyone! by Mei Marcie

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a year ago
7 Tips to Make Your Baby's First Swim (& All the Ones After) Go Swimmingly for Everyone!

Baby’s first swim is an exciting and fun time for parents. But it's also a good idea to expose kids to swimming early for safety reasons. 

  • Consider swim diapers and a body-protecting swimsuit for your baby. 
  • Apply sunscreen if swimming outdoors.
  • Be ready to bring your baby to a shower or bath immediately after to remove the chlorine from their sensitive skin. 
  • Be sure to keep Baby (and yourself) sufficiently hydrated before, during and after the swim. 
  • Babies tend to be hungry and tired after a swim, so be prepared with whatever you need to soothe them. 
  • Infant floats are a great way to introduce Baby to the water. But never leave them unattended in a float!
  • Always supervise children when around water!

Get some rest after your fun dip in the pool. You and Baby will probably need it!

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Mei Marcie
Thanks for sharing this! Swimming is also good for eczema skin, helps to kill the staph bacteria that often colonizes eczema skin. Have a good week everyone!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Thanks for the great tip, Mei Marcie! You always have such helpful info, especially for parents with babies, thanks!

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