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Why You Should Consider Using Reusable Swim Nappies

Swim nappies are probably the most important part of taking your baby swimming. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your baby/child keeps any little faecal accidents contained so not to contaminate the pool. Any leaks will lead to the closure of the public pool and will result in hours of cleaning… You definitely do not want to be THAT parent! I am sure that everybody reading this is very familiar with the disposable swim nappies that are readily available in supermarkets (Huggies being the most prominent brand) but have you heard of or considered using reusable swim nappies? Let’s take a look at what they are and why I think they are the best option out there… Continue reading “Why You Should Consider Using Reusable Swim Nappies”

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Our Turtle Tots Update

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It is coming up to a year since we started our swimming lessons with Turtle Tots so I thought I would give you a little update on how the boys have got on, how they have progressed and what they’ve been up to. Continue reading “Our Turtle Tots Update”

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Review | Coral Reef Waterworld, Bracknell

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Coral Reef Waterworld was our favourite place for swimming when Jake was younger. I would happily drive the 40 minutes from Basingstoke to Bracknell to enjoy the fun of the pools, jacuzzi, rapids, pirate ship, slide and so much more. I loved it because it was the warmest pool I had ever visited which is always important when you have babies or small children, they provided armbands, the entire pool was open (unlike our local Aquadrome which doesn’t seem to think that opening every area is required for some reason?) It was always very clean and it had a lovely restaurant to grab some lunch in after our swim. It was well worth the drive up there, so you can imagine my disappointment when they announced they were closing for a year for refurbishment.

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The Benefits of Taking Your Baby Swimming

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Our Turtle Tots Brand Ambassadorship #bringonthesmiles

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Our Turtle Tots Journey So Far #bringonthesmiles

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I still cannot believe that we were lucky enough to be picked as this year’s Brand Ambassadors for Turtle Tots and I am very proud that we get to represent them. We have now completed three weeks of lessons so I thought I would let you have a peek at what we have been doing, what William is learning and our general thoughts of Turtle Tots swimming.

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