Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Swim!

Today I took Robbie for his first ever swim in a pool.  We've signed up for Mommy and Baby swimming classes.

I think he enjoyed it.  He's always enjoyed swimming in the bathtub so this was a bigger bathtub.

The first half of the hour is a fitness component for the moms.  So the little ones get to float safely in a little raft while the moms do their thing.  It was kind of funny, Robbie seemed to want to join in a little with what the instructor was saying.  Every time she told us to kick harder he seemed to kick harder too. He pretty much spent the whole time kicking his little feet in the raft.

The second half of the class is playtime and lesson for the babies.  We sing songs and teach them a little about being comfortable in the water.  So there is dipping the sides of the head in the water and getting them used to getting their heads wet.  It was a lot of fun.  

The only thing was the little guy got a little cold near the end.  But he warmed up pretty quickly afterwards snuggled up in a towel and then had a nice nap in his carrier on the way home.

  I think I'm going to have to find one of these little rafts for the cottage this summer.  It was fantastic.  

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