Summer is here. The temperature of this season gets hotter every year. I feel so sorry for my 2-month old daughter. She’s been crying because of the scorching heat especially in the afternoons.
If only we can bring her to a pool to just get a dip and freshen up. But is she ready yet? How soon can my baby go to the pool? I’m afraid that she’ll drown.
Howard Reinstein, a Pediatrician said,
For newborns younger than 2 months we really worry about immunity — how vulnerable babies are to illness — so I recommend that parents not take their young infants into swimming pools, lakes, the ocean, and so on
He also added that an infant cannot regulate his body temperature until he reaches 6 months old. When the water’s too warm or too cold for you, the it surely is for him as well. The water should be around84 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit for the child to feel comfortable
A swimming instructor also says that parents should practice their child first in the tub. Once the infant enjoys the dip, then it’s time you can get him into the pool.
On the other hand, special kids or children who needs utmost attention should have ada pool lifts for their safety.