Before going for the first time to the pool, call via phone to find out if you can access it by pushing a stroller (stroller) and if there are tables to change diapers in the locker room.
You will also need to bring:
- A hot bottle for after swimming, if you feed your baby with a bottle.
- A towel, preferably with a hood, or a bathrobe.
- Something to eat.
- The bath opens the appetite to the babies.
- Books or toys for the older babies.
- Some of your baby’s bathing toys to play.
- Don’t forget your baby’s diaper bag.
How can you teach your baby that splashing in the water is fun?
- Throw water gently over the body or put it down the child’s back and shake gently through the water.
- When you go to a public pool for the first time, make sure you do not do it at peak times. Ask a friend to join you or sign in a class for moms and babies. If you feel relaxed and safe, so will your baby.
- When you get in the pool for the first time, make sure your baby’s face is close to yours and keep eye contact, holding the child near you. As you both relax and become more confident, you can extend your arms and walk through the water.