Many babies love splashing around in the water and you can enjoy those special moments, too. “We found the perfect age to start was around four or five months,” says Emma, mom of two. “Our swim class offered some fun as well as basic techniques, which the baby picked up really quickly.”
But, like all new experiences, there can be lots to think about – especially how chlorine and baby skin go together. Unfortunately, it can sometimes cause dryness and make skin conditions like eczema a little worse – but that shouldn’t take away from you and your baby enjoying the experience of being in the water together. We asked parents and Baby Dove scientists for ways to help you protect their delicate skin, before and after swimming.