I have just begun taking Maddisyn to swimming lessons, a mum and bubs group where we both go in the pool for half an hour and sing nursery rhymes while doing water activities, its more about water awearness at this stage.
My problem is i seem to kind of struggle when it comes time to get out, and get both Maddisyn and myself dry and dressed, at the moment i wrap her up in a towel and lay her in her pram and dry her and dress her and then dry and dress myself, this all sounds very simple in writing but is difficult to do, there is a fold out portable change table that you can bring out ,but the group is semi large and unless you are first to get to the change table you miss out, well you dont miss out but i think its better to dry and dress bub straight away rather than have her wet even when wrapped in a towel for 10 minutes or more, its not at the local pool but more like a home based bussiness set up where it is a indoor heated pool so there is no parents room and the area around it isnt too big so becomes a little squashy, im hoping this becomes easier the more that i do it.
I go with another mum from my mum and bubs group, but both of us are getting our daughters ready at the same time and when one of us goes into get changed ourselves the other one watches both bubs.
I realise all the mums are in the same boat here but most of them seem to handle it fine so i wonder why i seem to struggle, it ends up taking me about half an hour to get ready and then i wonder if bubs is as dry as i would want her to be.
I was just wondering how many other mums take their bubs/toodlers swimming and is there any easy way of getting them and yourself ready after getting out of the pool.
Sherrie and baby Maddisyn 09/09/04