Can I Take My Five Month Old In Pool

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Leahp - March 1

Hi ladies, I am excited to take my little lady in the pool at the local rec center, but I know their Chlorine levels can be really high, will it be ok on her skin??

 

Jbear - March 1

I took my older daughter swimming when she was pretty young, probably 3 or 4 months. We didn't have any problems with it.

 

Erin1979 - March 1

I used to teach a kinderswim cla__s which was all small babies. Most of them were only 2-3 months. Just make sure you rinse them off really well after being in the pool.

 

olivia - March 1

I just took my daughter in at 6 months. She did not have any problems and there were lots of babies in the pool. Can you ask her doctor?

 

C - March 5

This is what I had read that made me wait till 6 months. From Pregnancy Magazine. With warm weather on the way, most moms are eager to know when they can turn their little ones into water babies. Though water is your newborn’s natural habitat, experts recommend holding off on pool time until your baby is 6 months old. The reason for the delay? Newborns aren’t yet able to regulate their body temperature, which means they can get too cold in the swimming pool. By 6 months, most babies can regulate their body temperature and are ready to ease into the swimming pool in their mother’s arms. Whenever you decide to take your baby into the pool, be careful to prevent her from swallowing pool water – it can be a landmine of potential bacteria. (And make sure your baby wears a regulation swim diaper so that she doesn’t contribute to the pool’s bacteria content.) Chlorine, on the other hand, is completely safe for babies.

 

Meredith - March 6

I took my little one to the beach after 6 months, I had to wait for her to be able to wear sunscreen. When baby can sit up, you can get one of those innertubes with the little seat built in for her to stick her legs out of. She can kick her legs this way, and float around with you. My girl LOVED hers, until she started wanting to really "swim." What's cuter than a 6 month old in an innertube at the beach? A 12 month old with floaties really swimming in the water...we had to keep her from swimming out into the deeper water! She was so tiny, it was hilarious!

 

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