Swimming

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  1. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Hiya

    I had a c-section almost 4 weeks ago and have my 6 week check a week today. My scar is all healed and dried up. I was wondering how long after a c-section I could take my LO to the swimming baths to introduce her to the pool? Also how soon can a baby be taken swimming & how often can you take them?

    xx
     
  2. AngelBunny

    AngelBunny George's Mummy

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    hey hun i asked my HV this as i can't wait to take George :D she said 3 months as they can't regulate their temperature properly before that. don't know about the section xx
     
  3. Solstice_3

    Solstice_3 Well-Known Member

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    I was told after their immunisations, not sure if both sets can't remember now x
    Edit - sorry also had C Section, midwife did not say anything about whether I had to wait :)
     
  4. kit10grl

    kit10grl Well-Known Member

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    Our local pool reccomends six months for LO's as they cant guarantee the pool temp but they dont stop you going before then. We have been taking LO since he was 3 months old in a cute little wetsuit to help him keep warm.

    The NHS website states you DONT have to wait till after their injections
     
  5. AngelBunny

    AngelBunny George's Mummy

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    Yeh I was told its nothing to do with immunisations too xx
     
  6. yourstruly10

    yourstruly10 Well-Known Member

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    Our pediatrician told us we could take her anytime after her first set of vaccines. We took her at 2.5 months old to our local pool. They have a kid friendly pool there that is deep enough for parents too and it is kept fairly warm. Like a warm bath. She loved it. You can take them as often as you want. Not sure about the section question though sorry.
     
  7. lilliesmummie

    lilliesmummie Well-Known Member

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    I was told whenever you want, but lillie first went on Friday (13wk,3days) she wasn't sure about it lol!
     
  8. ronnie1234

    ronnie1234 One child aged five

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    I was told 6 weeks after section. I asked from an exercise point of view for myself
     
  9. Lauki

    Lauki Mummy and newly pregnant!

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    We were allowed to go after our first set of jabs. We've been swimming weekly since she was 10 weeks old :). She loves it!
     
  10. Kiki09

    Kiki09 Mummy to a miracle

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    Our lo starts water babies next week, they would have accepted him earlier but the classes were full, they use thermo heated pools for younger babies
     
  11. Angela49uk

    Angela49uk Well-Known Member

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    I was told by LO I could go when ever we felt ready and didnt have to wait until after first immunisations. It was suggested I waited 6 weeks following my c-section and to just keep an eye on LO to ensure he didnt get too cold. xxx
     

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