Packing Your Swim Bag



Blake has been having Swimming Lessons for eight months now and there are some essentials for going swimming with a baby. Blake loves his weekly lessons and its such a delight to see his excitement when getting in the pool. One thing is that he hates with passion the changing rooms. He will scream and cry until we are out of there. 

Anyway on to the essentials. 

Nappies and Swim Nappies

We take a couple of Huggies little swimmers with us which Blake wears under his splash about cloth nappy. Its always good to make sure you have a few your regular nappies with you for after swimming. 

Swim wear
For you and for baby. Blake wears a splash about wrap in the pool to keep him extra warm. 
You can also purchase swimming costumes for both boys and girls. 

Towels
One for you and one for baby for keeping warm and dry after being the pool. 
We use a regular towel but you can also use hooded towels for babies. 

Coin for lockers
We have forgotten our pound coin for the locker once but was lucky that the pool was able to give us some change. We now make sure we always have one with us. 

Changing Mat
We like to use our own as the changing table at our local pool is very hard and cold for Blake to lay on. You can buy special swim ones too but we have chosen not to. 


Snacks
After swimming your baby is going to be most likely hungry. We keep snacks in our bag to make sure if Blake is hungry after we don't have to rush to a shop. 



Do you pack anything else when you go swimming with your little one/s?

Would you like to comment?

Unknown said...

I always manage to remember everything for him but often forget my underwear if I've gone with my swimwear on ready, doh! x

Cydney said...

i really want to get corben into swimming lessons, he's now 3 and i wish we started earlier. i always forget to bring post swim snacks!

Cydney x

harlina said...

When I take my grandson swimming he likes to take his own goggles there very posh

Rachel Neal said...

I always make sure to double check our swimming bag, I also take spare clothes incase i drop something of the kids and it gets wet ha ha.

Lyndsay-Rose said...

When I took my daughter for her first swimming lesson I brought so much with me. Looking back I must have been mad!

My daughter and I have made a joint birthday promise to her daddy to learn to swim this summer

Unknown said...

These swimming suits are adorable. I dont have children, but i think swimming for babies is a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

I no longer have little ones... sob. But when my daughters were small I'd invariably remember all their things, but always forget something I needed!

jason wills said...

i take a few inflatable toys to get him to move around and try and get different ones

Unknown said...

Aw I used to take Huggies swim nappies with me when Tyler was a baby! I didn't have a swim outfit for him, but I wish I did now! X

Fiona said...

It's amazing all the things you have to pack for taking little ones swimming isn't it? I always end up forgetting the locker coins!

Kara said...

Don't forget the clean nappy for after the swim - I have forgotten one a couple of times lol

Newcastle Family Life said...

You always have to take so many things with you don't you. I remember I once forgot a towel for myself so had to use a tiny baby one xx

Kim Neville said...

I take a toy to play in the water too

Janine said...

Last time we went to the pool was when chloe was 3 months. That's 12 months ago. I haven't taken Matthew to the pool in nearly 2 years. He's not a fan of it not so much the water but he hates being bare feet. Whereas his sister loves it it's going to be an interesting trip to Spain in August.

Pam Francis Gregory said...

Always take goggles as weel

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes said...

My little one has been swimming since he was 3 months and he loves it. Such a fun class!

Tam @ TravellingBookJunkie said...

I don't tend to go swimming very often as I am afraid of the water but I always seem to forget something.

Anonymous said...

We used to use Splash About products but haven't been swimming for a very long time. I'm prone to bad ear infections and can't submerge. Perf eardrum and glue ear :( hopefully it will clear up and I can get back to swimming like Blake xx

beautyqueenuk said...

I love that you go to the pool together and whilst he is so young too x

ghostwritermummy said...

Ah all of mine love swimming, I really need to take them more I think. Elsie especially seems to be a true water baby, even now she has none of the fear the others started to develop. I swam almost every day when I was pregnant with her, maybe that's why?!
xx

Michelle said...

we have a teen too aswell as a toddler so we pack goggles :)

Kizzy said...

I always used to forget a coin for the lockers! Now its usually the kids forgetting something