Sorry I hope it wasn't my post that made you feel judged ( I wasn't judging at all when I said I force my kids outside). I also don't do swimming in Winter anymore, I am not a germ-phobe at all (see thread about changing a baby on footpath lol) but theres so many nasties in public pools and I don't think my kids need the extra work for their immune systems in Winter, and also going from heated pool to freezing cold outside is just plain yuck! Definitely agree re play centres as well!