Posted by Nicole K on August 27, 2003 at 17:38:19:
In Reply to: swimming posted by kara on August 27, 2003 at 13:55:33:
: I would like start teaching my daughter to swim as early as possible. How early is too early? She is 6wks now. Is it okay to take in the pool now to get her used to it? She loves her baths every morning, and it's so hot out these days. Is the Chlorine alright for her skin do you think? I don't think I would put her head under yet though.
My mom started me swimming at 6 mos old and I still have traumatic memories of it believe it or not. I just remember them throwing me in the water and saying that I would be able to tread water. But that was just my experience.
You should ask your baby's doctor. I think her skin is still too delicate for the chemicals in swimming pools.