Don’t be put off by the cold weather! Puddle Ducks Doncaster are here with some tips for swimming with your little one whilst it is still a bit chilly!
Exercise during the cold weather is really helpful for your body and mind. It’s easy to stay in a warm house whilst it is cold and frosty outdoors, but getting in to a warm pool can be lovely, and exercise of any sort can help boost your immune system.
These tips will help your trip to the pool be a little easier and less stressful!
If you’re going for a little splash about or a lesson, make sure your little one’s are completely dry after being in the pool. Ensure that you take a big fluffy towel to get rid of any dampness.
As well as dryness on the outside of the body, make sure that your child’s ear canal isn’t wet. Ear infections aren’t pleasant and they don’t just cause earache. The infection can lead to a high temperature, irritability. poor feeding and restlessness at night-time. You can dry the ear canal by gently tipping the head to one side and then the other to allow natural drainage.
Whilst having wet hair in the outside won’t give you a cold, it isn’t a very nice feeling, so it’s important you bring a hat, along with warm clothing for when you leave the pool after your lesson. Always make sure that you’ve dried the hair as best you can.
To keep older children warm and cosy post swim, take a hoody or onesie!
If you go on holiday during winter and there’s the opportunity to go swimming, make sure your little one is always safe and happy in the water.