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If you are going to a public pool and are going in the baby pool you want to go first thing in the morning. The pool water will be clean and there should be fewer people. Let your little one get wet slowly. The first day baby may only want to put it's feet but that's ok.
If you are going in the big pool hold your baby and let your baby gradually get used to the water. Don't throw the baby or let the baby go underwater. Your baby may get cold quickly. Have towels and be prepared to get out when baby is cold. Use sunscreen that is made for swimming.
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