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    Default Taking baby to the pools

    I was hoping to take Madeline to the pool today for the first time, however another mum I know told me that it isnt a good idea until she is at least 6 months old due to the chlorine. Is this just being ridiculous?


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    No, I don't think so. It's icky water and hurts your eyes.

    I recently saw a girl poo in the babies pool and her mother did nothing about it......

    I don't put my kids in public pools until they are over 12 months, but also as I don't immunise.

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    the only thing I was told was ti wait until after 4 month immunisations.
    Or if not immunising I think Lulus 12 months is pretty sensible.

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    we took Jack at just under 4 months he is hardly ever sick and we went every week for 12 weeks then once spring started every week for 10 weeks

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    most mums I know take their littlies all the time....

    having said that I USED to as well except Jake is currently prone to catching everything around which then triggers a middle ear infection so my GP has told me to avoid public pools atm... pain in the bum really ....

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    Thanks ladies for your advice. I have decided to wait till at least 4 months.

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    I took DS for the first time at Christmas but it was in Mum and Dad's pool which is salt water clorinated and I knew that it was very clean. I don't think I'll be going to public pools until at least 6 months.

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    I personally wait until over 12 months for public pools... maybe around 6 months for a private pool.

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