BABY born My First Swim Girl Doll 30cm - For Toddlers 1 Year and Up - Easy for Small Hands - Includes Bathing Suit and Cap

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BABY born My First Swim Girl Doll 30cm - For Toddlers 1 Year and Up - Easy for Small Hands - Includes Bathing Suit and Cap

BABY born My First Swim Girl Doll 30cm - For Toddlers 1 Year and Up - Easy for Small Hands - Includes Bathing Suit and Cap

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Playing in the water, whether it's learning to swim or just splashing and paddling, is lots of fun for babies and young children. And knowing how to swim is an important skill that can help keep your child safe all through life. That's why getting started with swimming lessons once your child is old enough is a smart strategy. Even if your baby isn’t ready just yet, you might consider doing water play to get her primed for swimming lessons in the future. It can seem like the right thing to do is to put your baby into their nappy while you’re dripping chlorinated water all over them and shivering in your swimsuit. Otherwise, you must be a truly selfish parent, surely. Incorrect. Though swim diapers appear to “contain” fecal matter, swim diapers aren’t effective enough to prevent this poopy situation. Recreational water illnesses can be quite serious, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Don’t keep your baby in the pool water for longer than 10 minutes at first. When you get out, be sure to wrap your baby in a warm blanket or towel immediately. Babies younger than 12 months shouldn’t stay in a pool for longer than 30 minutes at a time. You might find attending one of our Early Days groups helpful as they give you the opportunity to explore different approaches to important parenting issues with a qualified group leader and other new parents in your area. Keep the dressing gown or poncho at the poolside. That means you can peel off their top layer as soon as you get out of the water. They’ll be happy and warm in their poncho or gown with their swim nappy underneath for five minutes until you’re sorted. Try to time it well Even if you gave birth with no intervention or tears, you will experience some bleeding as your body gets rid of the lining of your womb (uterus) after birth. Castor ML, et al. (2004). Safe swimming: Talk to parents about preventing recreational water illnesses.

Swim nappies are a must

If you’re ever unsure when to start your child on swimming lessons, ask your child’s healthcare provider for personalized advice. Benefits of Swimming Lessons Most babies are very sensitive to temperature changes. The ratio of skin surface area to body weight is higher than that of an adult, so babies are more sensitive to water and even room temperatures than you are. If the water feels cold to you, it is definitely too cold for your little one.

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Providing constant, focused supervision is the most important thing you can do for baby or young child who is learning to swim or is in or near water. Don’t let your child walk on the pool cover while it’s covering the pool, as he could accidentally fall in the pool and get trapped underneath There are lots of things you can do to make swimming fun for your baby and help boost his confidence in the water: Do not let your baby swim if your baby has diarrhea. Always use appropriate swim diapers for little ones who aren’t potty trained.Though this raises concerns about infant swimming safety, more research is needed to confirm the connection. Our support line offers practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers: 0300 330 0700. These classes will help to guide your baby at the right pace in the water. They also do other handy stuff like having changing mats on the side of the pool for if your baby has a mid-swim accident. Find out about toddler sessions at your local swimming pool According to the AAP, babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. If you’re out and about with your babe, it is best to stay in the shade as much as possible and limit sun exposure during the hottest hours of the day (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). Even on cloudy days, the sun’s rays are strong enough to cause a sunburn. Benjasupattananun P, et al. (2011). Infant swimming in chlorinated pools and the risks of bronchiolitis, asthma and allergy. DOI:

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