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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    Hi, just curious, had anyone found that swimming had exposed their bubs to more ear infections etc?

    My partner would love to take our Ds to swimming lessons, I just worry about possible ear infections at this stage.
    If you're worried about ear infections, get some ear putty and/or the swimming headbands. Apparently they work wonders. I'm a swim teacher and I've seen plenty of kids wear them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleo77 View Post
    DD started at 4mths and is now 18mths. She is so good in the water, can push out and kick away from the wall, hold her breath, retrieve items from underwater etc. She loves it.
    Wow! That's amazing!

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    We started at 6 months. Best money spent on him. For a long time him and his friends were in a special group as they were all too young to advance up a group but too advanced to stay where they were.

    You really notice the difference between the kids who have been doing it for a while and the ones who have started older. The downside is that they can be a little over confident and have no fear of the water.

    Ds did have ear infections but his friends didn''t. I think its just his genetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    Hi, just curious, had anyone found that swimming had exposed their bubs to more ear infections etc?

    My partner would love to take our Ds to swimming lessons, I just worry about possible ear infections at this stage.
    I've been crazy paranoid about ear infections because DS has a dummy. Everyone kept warning me to keep a sharp eye out for ear infections. Naturally, that led to my paranoid self watching him like a hawk every time he even noticed his ear.

    When I asked my GP about it, she said that sometimes it's just the luck of the draw. Some kids get infections - particularly ear and sinus - at the drop of a hat, while others cheerfully go through infancy with barely a hint. I'm working on the assumption that the same applies for swimming :P

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    DD started at 4mths and is 18mths now. We do swim lessons twice a week, 3 times in winter. She has never had an ear infection or illness. Most ear infections are caused by not drying the ears, not the pool water.

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    My kids have both started at 6 months and neither have ever had an ear infection from swimming


 

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