View Poll Results: to swim or not to swim
yes a little while wont hurt 58 46.40%
no way 35 28.00%
maybe depends on the water temp. 32 25.60%
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:18 AM   #31
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Re: Would you take an 8 week old swimming?

I was at a fancy hotel in DC last month and some teenagers started full on doing it in the deep end of the pool while DD and I were in the water at the shallow end!!!!

Dirty thing occur in hotel pools! (I still swim in the but I wash off REALLY well)

8 week old- family or friend pool maybe.

hotel? heck no.



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Old 04-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #32
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Re: Would you take an 8 week old swimming?

We took our son swimming when he was 2 months old, but my daughter is 2 months old tomorrow and I'm nowhere near ready for her to go in a pool yet. She is a lot tinier and seems more fragile than he was, though.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #33
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Re: Would you take an 8 week old swimming?

I voted depends on temp. We just came back from a vaca and took DD swimming..she was 15 or 16 weeks. She loved it! It was an indoor heated pool so it felt like bath water. Now if your baby doesn't like to take a bath then the baby may not like the pool..but I'd definitely give it a try!!
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:55 PM   #34
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Re: Would you take an 8 week old swimming?

I voted yes, because I did take LO swimming before almost as soon as his umibical healed up. Dirty things do happen in public pools, that's why they use more chemicals than personal pools. I say as long as LO is willing, I don't see a problem with it, I also agree with the bathing and lotion right after. Although I'm sure that was your plan in the first place.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #35
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Re: Would you take an 8 week old swimming?

I've heard that LO under six months should not be in a regular pool with chlorine. This came up because my younger sister's in-laws were going to Wisconsin Dells and they wanted to take her 8 week old DD with. The Dells has TONS of chlorine. We would take bottled water whenever we went because the TAP water smelled so nasty because of all of the chlorine. Even BATHING was bad there.
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