This is a non-technical post so beware if you are here for your technical fix of the day :) The girlfriend and I took out little baby boy swimming today and were we excited to see what he thought of getting into a cold pool. He likes his baths very hot thus the excitement :)
I got to say that he handled it like a champ. He as in the pool for 10 minutes before he got cold but that's pretty good considered he is only 10 weeks old and doesn't carry around a whole lot of body fat yet. It was pretty amazing seeing him taking his first swim. I could clearly see how he was taking it all in (the experience not the water, what kind of parent do you take me for :)); before he was born one of the things I was looking forward to was "seeing" the world through his eyes which I think I got a chance to do today. Just seeing him wonder about this new experience made me smile - more than two hours have passed and I still get a smile on my face when I think about the whole experience.
My point is that if you are a new parent you should really consider taking your child swimming at an early age not only to get the child used to water but also for the reasons I described above. It really took my breath away seeing him in the pool like that. Great stuff!
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