How can I swim with my 2 month old baby?

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Can you bring a 2 month old to the pool?

Most physicians recommend waiting until the baby is at least 6 months of age before going swimming with your baby. If your baby is less than six months old, avoid taking him or her to a large public pool, as the water is too cold.

Is chlorine bad for a 2 month old?

According to a 2011 study, exposure to the chlorine used in swimming pools during infancy can lead to an increase in risk of bronchiolitis.

When can I take my baby swimming?

Babies can go into water from birth. However, they can’t regulate their temperature like adults, so it’s very important to make sure they don’t get too cold. Babies can also pick up an infection from water. Therefore, it’s generally best to wait until your baby is around 2 months old before you take them swimming.

Can I take my baby swimming without lessons?

Yes, you can. You won’t need to do any swimming. You just need to be able to walk your baby round the pool. Even if you’re not keen on being in the water, you can make sure your baby gets the benefits that come from learning to swim.

Should you bathe baby after swimming?

If possible, wash your baby after leaving the pool as the chemicals used to keep the water clean can cause skin irritation. When in the pool with your baby flotation aids such as armbands and flotation jackets are not needed as you will be with your baby at all times.

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Is Infant Swimming safe?

Does AAP recommend infant swim classes? No, because there is currently no evidence that infant swim programs for babies under 1 year old lower their drowning risk. Infants this age may show reflex “swimming” movements but can’t yet raise their heads out of the water well enough to breathe.

Does chlorine hurt baby’s skin?

Chlorine levels, acidity, PH levels and so on. If the levels are too low, bacteria and algae can form in the pool, which can lead to potential health problems, especially for infants and toddlers. If the levels are too high, it can cause skin irritation for infants and adults alike.