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Baby Swimming


1st time in the pool

10 Feb, 2019

We took Nancy swimming for the first time yesterday. It brought back so many memories of baby swimming with Reuben and our lovely mates! Here’s a video from waaaaay back…

Baby Swimming for the first time

Firstly, it was a last minute thing so we had to rush about Hexham looking for a swimming costume. In the end Tesco came up trumps. Although the smallest size they had was 9-12 months it was fine and it will do until she’s, well 12 months. Score!

baby swimming

Secondly, I didn’t want to go in. I totally get that my body is awesome and has done amazing things and continues to as I feed Nancy… buuuuuut, that doesn’t mean I want to squeeze said body into a cossie and parade around my local pool just yet.

In the end I did and it wasn’t so bad. My cossie wasn’t as tight as I feared and once I was in the water my boobs looked way better. Screw you gravity!

We live in the middle of nowhere so our local pool is in a hotel where a) there are seats around the outside and b) you don’t look like a weirdo if you take a white dressing gown – which I did.

baby swimming

Nancy loved swimming, which I wasn’t surprised about as she’s a big bath fan but its the getting out bit that’s always a struggle. Which is where the seats and dressing gown came into their own. After Nancy had been in for 25 mins she lost her sh*t the second we got out!

I popped on my dressing gown and sat by the edge of the pool feeding her while Mike and Reuben carried on playing. It worked out perfectly!

does your little one like swimming?

and how do you work the getting out routine to avoid any loosing of sh*t? I’m not sure I’ve be brave enough to take both kids on my own just yet for that reason! Do share your secrets below or over on the Mums’ Days Facebook Page or Instagram.

02 May, 2013

baby swimmingBaby swimming – holding on!


Since I was given Jessica Alba’s book, I’ve been having a bit of girl crush. She paints what feels like a genuine picture of her life, and while I can imagine some people would be annoyed by its perfectness, I find it aspirational. What I mainly admire about her is how she has started a business based on something she really believes in – removing as many chemicals (particularly the dubious ones) from her day to day family life. She has completely opened my eyes to whole bunch of issues I was ignorant to and she’s got me to clean the house (see below!). She’s won awards for ingenuity in business and she’s basically what I would love to be like!


I have been caring for my husband! It is coming up to our 2 year anniversary and so we are celebrating *on our own* this weekend in Edinburgh. I literally can’t wait.


I have been loving going to Nemo Baby Swimming with Reuben and our buddies, Cath and Isabella, Emily and Beau. He’s getting much better at holding on to the side by himself (see the picture above!).


I’ve been cleaning my house…yes, something normal people do all the time but I just didn’t get it…until I read Jessica’s book (see admiring)! Now I just need to work out how to do it in less time, it seems to have taken me all week and now I need to start again!


For over a week I’ve been looking at some black bananas, not wanting to throw them out…I’ve been meaning to ‘create’ this banana cake but it’s like I’m allergic to baking! So rather than creating, I have been not creating. Maybe today…!


Currently is a link up between bloggers co-hosted by Harvesting Kale and Ot & Et…all you have to do is talk about what you’re currently up to and this week’s themes were admiring, caring, loving, cleaning, creating. Click the link below to find out what next week’s themes are and to join in.