Tuesday 12 June 2012

The Huggies Swim Savvy Campaign

If you have a baby then you are sure to know all about Huggies already! 

What you probably don't know is that this Summer Huggies are launching the Swim Savvy Campaign in order to provide all Mummy's and Daddy's with a big confidence boost, which I am sure we all need on occasion when it comes to taking our little ones swimming!

With Summer right upon us, even if the weather makes us believe otherwise.... We are all gearing up for some Summer sun. You may have that long awaited Summer holiday on the not so distant horizon, and you may be looking forward to taking your little one's swimming, but many people feel stressed with the thought of taking their little ones swimming, all because of the worry and hassle that they think taking them in the pool may cause – even when they are on abroad. Their is always a risk of unfortunate bathroom accidents in the pool when it comes to children and this can understandably be daunting. By pushing forward with the Swim Savvy advice and by putting your baby in a swim nappy, such as Huggies Little Swimmers, this can be easily avoided.

Swimming should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience, and Huggies are out to make sure that it is as hassle free as possible! That is the main aim of the Swim Savvy Campaign.

The Swim Savvy Campaign will be on hand with practical advice and information, which will be provided by swimming expert Anna Woodhart, who is part of a elite group of some of the best trained baby teachers in the world. Anna is qualified as a STA baby and pre school tutor, a risk assessor, first aid tutor and to add one more to the list...She is also a Water Babies teacher. It is safe to say we can trust Anna with any baby related swimming dilemmas that we may have.

Anna Woodhart shares her views on swimming with little ones:

‘Swimming with your baby is one of the most incredible things you can do. Splashing around in the pool with your little one can boost confidence, strengthen bonds and help both you and baby to stay fit and healthy. 

‘Too many people are put-off going swimming with their little one because of the hassle or stress that they think taking him in the pool may cause – even when they are on holiday. The risk of unfortunate bathroom accidents in the pool can be off-putting, but by putting your baby in a swim nappy, such as Huggies Little Swimmers, this can be easily avoided. Being swim savvy actually gives peace of mind – and lots more fun – for mum and baby.’

working along side Anna in the Swim Savvy Campaign are the Swimming Teachers Association and ABTA The Travel Association.

For more information and to download a step by step guide to baby swimming visit www.littleswimmers.co.uk.

I am sure that many parents can relate to a embarrasing moment in the pool when you have taken your baby swimming. I am always so vigilant with Leo and make sure he has his swim nappy on, but I know that when my Brother and Sister were younger they were always causing a stir in the swimming pool, and not in a good way! 

Huggies are setting out to give parents all over the UK the know how, so that they can rest easy and make a splash....instead of a plop!

We first took Leo swimming at 12 weeks old and Huggies Little Swimmers were the first swim nappy that we used. We have never had a leak or a floating surprise by us in the pool, and the peace of mind that comes from this allows you to enjoy your time in the water. 
So what is so special about Huggies Little Swimmers?
Huggies® Little Swimmers® are the only disposable swim nappy made from a special absorbent material that stops the nappy swelling in the water, while unique leak guards help prevent accidents in the pool and easy-open sides make change times easy.

Anna’s Swim Savvy Tips:

1.    Always put a swim nappy on your little one before going into the pool Huggies® Little Swimmers® have unique leak guards to avoid little accidents escaping as well as easy open sides to make change time as hassle free as possible
2.    Avoid swimming if you or your little one has had a tummy upset in the past 24 hours
3.    If you are going on holiday, it’s a good idea to get your little one water-ready first – even if it’s just splashing a little water over them in the bath
4.    Stay by your little one at all times – not only is it safe, but it also helps form a close bond
5.    Maintain eye contact with your little one, smile, relax and drop down to the same level – your baby will love seeing you splashing too!
6.    You may want to have your partner or a friend with you when you first start swimming, just whilst you get used to handling a wet baby
7.    One of the best ways to get into the pool is to lay your baby safely on the poolside, enter the water and then lift him in
8.    To help baby relax, keep your baby's face close to your own and maintain eye contact
9.    If you are new to baby swimming go during off-peak times or earlier in the morning if you are on holiday - it makes the entire experience less stressful and enjoyable

Make a splash, not a plop with Huggies® Little Swimmers®

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  1. This sounds like a fab campaign. I can't wait to start taking Riley swimming xxx

    1. Riley will love swimming I am sure! Leo did and still does :-) When are you thinking of taking him? xx


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