Yesterday, we took Jesse out for his inaugural dip in the pool for his first swim ever. Technically, it isn't really his FIRST swim, but then back then he wasn't Jesse yet. If you know what I mean. Hehheh!
So there on a late Sunday morning, we brought him to the pool in our condo with his brand new Floaties... erm... float, and his new pair of swim trunks. The water was just about right, with the right temperature, correct pH and proper Chlorine level. *ahaks* But yes, it was a nice day for a swim. He had fun for about 15 minutes. But he also got tired of it pretty quick. I think Mae and I had more fun that he did. :)
Anyway, we had gone round looking for a swimsuit for the little guy but he's just too small. Finally, we ended up with a cheap pair of kiddy swimshorts that are probably 5 sizes too big. But it didn't look too weird since he wore it over his diapers anyway. That said, what is the proper dress etiquette for swimming children anyway? Should babies wear their diapers underneath their swimsuit? Or just the swimsuit? Or is it a generally accepted practice for babies to swim in the buff? I'm a little traditional when it comes to these things. Firstly, I'd like to protect my little boy's modesty whenever possible. Secondly, I think it's really in the best interest of the community that Jesse wears his diapers. No one wants to see a brown "vapour trail" coming out of a baby in a pool. Heh.
On the other hand, the diaper tends to get a little oversaturated in the pool. Though Jesse didn't complain much, I imagine it must be pretty icky. Tips, anyone?