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What You'll Need When Taking Baby Swimming

Posted on the 27 October 2013 by Alex_bumptobaby @bumptobaby_blog

We may be out of Summer now, but taking your baby for a swim is a fun activity that you can do all year round with most towns having somewhere with an indoor swimming pool these days. We've only taken Ethan once so far and that is purely to do with my Husbands shifts and how busy we have been. But we know how much Ethan loved it so we're planning on going again real soon.
I wanted to put together this little list for any other Mums/Dads that are in the position that I was before we did take him for his first time and are wondering what exactly they will need to remember to take with them when they go. So here's what I think are the essentials..
  • Swim nappies - we used Huggies Little Swimmers and they were fab!
  • A towel for baby, preferably a hooded towel.
  • A warm bottle for afterwards (if bottle feeding) - all that swimming can make baby very hungry and tired and a bottle will probably help to settle him/her. 
  • If your baby has started weaning then some baby food, again, because baby will be hungry.
  • The usual changing bag, with clothes, normal nappies, wipes etc. 
  • If your baby is a bit older than there are some great childrens floats from Zoggs that you might want to consider.
  • For swim wear, we took Ethan in just his swim nappy but if you wanted to you could look into boys and fun, girls swimwear  - it's totally up to you!
What you'll need when taking Baby Swimming
So as you can see the list is really not that big nor scary. Swimming for us was a great success, Ethan had so much fun and we did too just from watching him! 

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