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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 12:22pm

Swimming - or floating really

Hi fellow twinny parents,

I am really keen to get young B&L in a swimming pool...only problem is, I dont know how to do it!

Do they have swimming suits with floaty bits? I know there are special nappies, but where do you get them from?

What happens if a rogue poo leaks out! :o

Can I take them on my own, or do we need two people? I guess thats a stupid question..

Does it need to be a special pool or can I just chuck them in the deep end?

Is there special baby swimming "times" at pools?

Do they have to have had all there jabs?

How old were yours when you took them swimming?

Any advice would be welcome!!
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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 3:36pm

I can answer, only one tho!!

I would say you need 2 of you to take them!! Swim nappies can be purchased at any good baby item stockist (I buy mine from Boots!)

R first went swimming at 9 weeks, and started lessons at 16 weeks. Some pools do do designated sessions, which means no mental kids dashing about!

Rogue poo's - rare with swim nappies, but pool would be shut for 24 hours if it did happen!

As for special pools, designated baby pools are better as they tend to be warmer. Otherwise, no.

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 6:19pm

i think it is best also to give them all their first 3 jab before taking them to the swimming pool.

you can also call your local swimming class and find out if they do babies section. they are quite good

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 7:46pm

& from me as a twin mummy!

All your questions is why I haven't taken mine, I couldn't go on my own, errrr how? but me & DH will be taking them & me & nanny, swimming nappies, Mothercare sell lovely pink frilly ones for L.

I know a twim mummy who takes her twins, she leaves one in the creche & takes the other in the pool gets them dressed & so on, good idea. But I would prefer to take both of them, & Andy your thinking out loud, how would you take them on your own!!! :D just the thought makes me shake!

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 8:30pm

RE: Swimming - or floating really

Andy,

these cute little swim nappy ok Next £5.00

http://order.next.co.uk/page.asp?b=X39&p=528&o=1
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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:34pm

rouge poo - Ha Ha the embaressment - blush and move away from offensive log!!!!!! Then shout EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW someone pooed in the pool. Can You clean it up I have my babies health to consider

ha ha how i laughed reading above andy - hee hee - you read our mind we have been wondering, how to tackle swimming

What sort of lesson do they get a 16 weeks, Im interested, but never heard of them.


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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:40pm

They are the council run ones. They are basically to build up their confidence around the water. They use nursery rhymes, such as Humpty Dumpty (sure you can guess what they do then!) Also teach the basics of swimming, ie leg movements and getting in and out the pool safely!! DD actually now does ''getting in nicely'' from the sofa :D

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:45pm

would you need to be able to swin yourself? :whoops:

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:46pm

Nope!! Not a bit! All done in the shallow end, or baby pool if you have one!

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:47pm

so a baby like me could do it then :whoops:

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:49pm

Yup :D Even a shorty like you could do it! :D :D :D

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:50pm

ahhhh but who says i'm short..... ?( :D :D :D could be a brigette nielson for all you know :laugh:

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:50pm

Very true!! I await being corrected!!

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 9:52pm

or right perhaps...:laugh: either or.... :D

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 10:13pm

These are the nappies we have to use at our pool as well as a huggies swim nappy.
Swim nappies

have posted this on the other thread aswell!

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Saturday, January 20th 2007, 11:38pm

Yes we have little ducklings here too, we take L she loves it. you will need two people, I think its the rules of the swim centre as my sister needs two adults and her kids are 6 and 8 and are competent swimmers. Huggies little swimmers are great. you can buy floats for them to sit in and get used to the surroundings. at home bargins they go for about £3 but from argos about £15.

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Sunday, January 21st 2007, 12:55am

Thankyou folks!! I did think that it would be a handful to take both! can they swim underwater?? Like the Nirvana cover?? that would be cool...although probably shouldnt try it!

How long do they swim for on average before getting bored??
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Sunday, January 21st 2007, 8:53am

Depends! The lessons we have are 30 mins. DD has had enough by then, and thats with structure. If I took her, it was about 20 mins.

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Sunday, January 21st 2007, 12:53pm

Yes i agree between 20-40 mins max, when she was younger I used to take a feed with me and she would have that whilst getting changed and go straight to sleep.

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Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 5:32pm

Andy the new Jojo catalogue arrived today and I saw these and thought of you.
http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk/detailgro…&category=KSW71
http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk/detailgro…&category=KSW71





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Tuesday, January 23rd 2007, 6:46pm

Andy i am sure i have two swim seats you can have, i will have a root around in the garage and have a look for you, mine are too big for them now, you defo need two of you to go though i'm afraid. xxx
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