Little Mr’s first…. dip in the swimming pool

little mr's firsts

Last week we took Little Mr for his first ever dip in a swimming pool. We were really looking forward to taking him as although he’s not too fussed with the water at bath time, we hoped he would kick and splash about and enjoy the freedom of being in a big open space.

I made sure I was prepared and bought some waterproof nappies (Huggies Little Swimmers) and a swimming onesie. We’d been given a hooded robe for Little Mr as a gift which is ideal for ensuring he’s kept warm out of the water and my Sister had given us her inflatable baby chair so that Little Mr could float about in the pool without us holding him.

dip in the poolLittle Mr’s first dip in the swimming pool – 27th May 2013

Unfortunately the water was a bit too cool for him so we only stayed in the pool for about 20 minutes. I’m not sure whether he loved it but there were no tears and he seemed happy enough as we were pushing him along in the water.

We would love to take him to a class and get him used to being in the water on a regular basis but we can’t commit to a specific day over the weekend at the moment due to other commitments. I’m really looking forward to taking him again and will definitely look for a warmer pool with child friendly changing facilities.

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  • Reply What Elsa Wears ❤ (@WhatElsaWears) 07/06/2013 at 9:55 pm

    Aww, I bet he loved it. I’ve been taking Elsa swimming every week since she was 8 weeks. She loves it & really goes for it with the splashing. But weirdly, the colder the pool is the better for her!


    • Reply mrsshilts 08/06/2013 at 12:33 am

      I can’t wait to start taking him more often, just need to be brave enough to do it on my own!

      Thanks for stopping by x

  • Reply Suzanne 08/06/2013 at 12:23 am

    What a gorgeous smiley boy you have in the top picture…he looks slightly more dubious in the bottom one! If he didn’t cry the first time, I imagine he will get to love it :)

    • Reply mrsshilts 08/06/2013 at 12:34 am

      Thanks Suzanne, I’m hoping he’ll love it next time!

  • Reply Thisdayilove 08/06/2013 at 7:59 am

    Looks so happy in water

  • Reply Verily Victoria Vocalises 09/06/2013 at 4:20 pm

    He looks like he is taking the swimming pool in his stride bless him :). I think taking him a few times he will start to love it. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo, hope to see you next week x

  • Reply Sarah MumofThree World 09/06/2013 at 4:34 pm

    Very sweet! 20 minutes sounds plenty for a first visit. I’m sure if you take him every two or three weeks that will give him water confidence and a great start. Found you on #PoCoLo

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