Answer by cassie_kellison at 3:06 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:09 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:11 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by attap5 at 3:19 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by ours at 3:59 PM on May. 29, 2011
Here is an answer from Baby Center.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:31 PM on May. 29, 2011
I used to teach swim lessons at my local YMCA. We have Water Tot classes for babies as young as 6 months. I also remember the doctor saying it's better to wait to submerge baby in ANY water until the umbilical cord has fallen off and the area is completely healed. The pools around here are kept between 80-85 degrees. MANY babies, from skinny-mini's to Michelin man babies, aren't able to last very long in that water because they're still learning to thermal regulate their own bodies and it IS fairly cold some days.
Things that help keep them warm: adult swim cap on their head to help keep heat in, baby wetsuits (love these), layers (Cotton is supposed to make them colder faster, but a double layer of Gerber onesies kept my daughter warm), rashguard swim shirts.
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:34 PM on May. 29, 2011
Answer by kcurtis28 at 12:04 AM on May. 30, 2011