In the Water
Most babies love being in the water! On a hot day, it’s a fun way to cool down in Mummy or Daddy’s arms.
- You may want to wait until your baby can hold up her head (usually around the four to five month mark) before venturing into the pool. Don’t put a baby under six months under the water. Although infants will naturally hold their breath under water, they continue to swallow.
- Make sure pool water is properly chlorinated and introduce baby gradually to ensure the water temperature is warm enough.
- The sun’s rays can be reflected off the water’s surface, even if you think you’re in the shade. Kit baby out with a sunsuit with full length arms and legs and a legionnaires cap to give extra protection on the back of the neck. http://babyonholiday.com.au/shop/products/swim-and-sun-suit/
- Even in a warm destination it can be chilly for baby getting out of the water and into the fresh air. Get him out of his wet clothes, wrap him up and dry him off with a soft, hooded towel. http://babyonholiday.com.au/shop/products/hooded-towel/
- To avoid little ‘accidents’ in the pool, packs of disposable swim nappies are readily available at most supermarkets. Or invest in one you can wash and wear as many times as you like. http://babyonholiday.com.au/shop/products/swim-nappy/