It sometimes seems that, just as you have found a good routine for taking your toddler out and about, your new baby arrives and you have to think all over again about how to manage.
At first it seems that it is almost impossible to take the two small children out and you feel like admitting defeat and becoming a homebody for a while. But don’t just give up, there are lots of places you can go to with both of them.
Many swimming pools have special mother, baby and toddler sessions, so contacting your local pool is a good idea to find out what is there. This is an activity that you can enjoy with both your baby and toddler and can help both of them with muscle development and coordination, as well as giving them social contact.
It is very important to remember the safety precautions needed when you are in or near the water with small children. Never take them swimming unless you are sure you can keep them safe. Make sure that you have checked what you need to know before going – there are web sites that give you information, or you could talk to the staff at your local pool. If you have another adult to come with you it is easier to look after both the small children and to keep them safe.