Can I take my 3-week-old baby swimming, and what kind of diaper is best for swimming?
You can find diaper
covers, both plastic and cloth, on the market that fit over any diaper
. They can be purchased at most stores that carry baby
products and clothing.
However, taking young infant
s swimming is not recommended for safety and health reasons. Even though you would be holding your baby
while in the water, there is a chance that she could swallow some water, which could cause some breathing difficulties. Although this is rare, it can happen. Infants can also drown in just a few inches of water, although this is extremely unlikely with close supervision. Finally, swimming at such a young age could expose your baby
to germs that could cause illness, not necessarily from the pool water but from other people around the pool area. Swimming is a great activity, but there's plenty of time to do it later. Meanwhile, enjoy bath time at home.