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    Default Appropriate swimwear for mums

    So just back from swimming lessons with DD and noticed that all mums wear rashies with shorts??!! Noticed it for a few weeks but thought possibly was a coincidence. I have consistently been the only one in swimmers. What's the deal with that? Is there some unwritten rule that once you have a bub you move into this type of swimwear or is it just because you're in the pool with lots of bubbas and at the beach you can delve back into regular swimmers?

    Can someone please enlighten me cause I clearly didn't get the memo

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    Personal preference, where whatever you feel most comfortable in!

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    It could be a sun safety thing though I guess, I know it would be harder to convince DD to wear her rashie etc if I was in a bikini or something. Setting a good example and all that?

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    If the other mums are covering up a bit more than you it probably means they aren't comfortable wearing a swimsuit on it's own. Nothing wrong with that.

    There's nothing wrong with you wearing a swimsuit on it's own either. It's just personal choice.

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    I know our lessons they ask all parents to wear a rashy or tee so the child can grab on to something.

    I still wear bikinis at the beach, and will either wear bikinis or bikinis with board shorts when st the swim centre. I just wear what's comfy for me and what I like!

    I will be wearing a nice 1 piece until the stretch marks on my hips fade from dd2 though!

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    I hope not! I don't plan on retiring my bikinis and one pieces for a while yet

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    Most classes ask you to wear a shirt for baby to grab (even dads) and I guess a lot of mums are self conscious of their thighs so wear shorts.
    I wear a bikini swimming, I have 2 kids but hubby does the lessons and he has always been asked to wear a tshirt.

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    I haven't swam with my DD at swimming lessons for almost a year now because she swims in a group on her own with a teacher but when I did I wore bikinis. I've hardly ever seen other mums wearing bikinis though. I guess they don't feel comfortable, or maybe that's not something they'd wear even if they were comfortable? I don't know. Most mums at our swim school wear a one piece with shorts or a rashie over togs. Some even wear tshirts and shorts. I felt like the odd one out in my bikinis usually! Each to their own

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    I've noticed the same thing at swimming lessons - most mums wear shorts and t-shirt/ singlet/ rashie (indoor pool). I have always worn a racer-back type two piece (still do at 37 weeks preg). At the start I felt a bit self-conscious and 'underdressed', but I hate swimming in shorts/ t-shirt so I just wear what is comfortable (as I'm sure is what everyone else is doing!). ETA: Our teacher has never said anything about wearing a shirt for bub to grab onto, I should ask if that's what I should be wearing - I probably look like the only dill not dressed properly!
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    I wear a bikini or 1 piece.

    Just wear what you feel confident in!

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