Swimming with Eczema: Our Experience at Goldfish Swim School

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We receive complimentary lessons at Goldfish Swim School Westerville. All thoughts expressed are 100% my own.

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Babies can experience many changes in their skin and my baby girl’s skin has had its share of changes. It has gone from soft to dry, blotchy to bumpy. When she was around two months old I realized she had eczema. Luckily I found some products that work really well with her skin. However, I was slightly hesitant when considering whether to enroll in swimming lessons at Goldfish Swim School because I was unsure how swimming with eczema would work.

I had my initial experience with eczema with my second-born daughter. It appeared on her skin as an infant. We treated it topically with a prescribed cream and didn’t have much complication from it. When she turned one, it worsened a bit so after a little reading, I realized her intake of dairy may have been the culprit. From then on, she has drank almond milk and eczema has not been an issue since so I had never had experience with eczema and pool water.

One of the many reasons I love Goldfish Swim School is their ability to provide safe and clean water without compromising the health of swimmers. They produce chlorine on-site through a speciality salt water purification system. The chemicals used for the pool are also tested three times per day, allowing them to maintain high water quality at all times. 

 

Last week daddy had all the fun in the pool but today was all about mommy + baby girl. #watersafety @goldfishswimschool #goldFISHfridays #sponsored

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Since beginning our Mini 1 class, my little one’s skin has remained healthy and her eczema controlled. If your little one has eczema or has sensitive skin, be sure to develop a solid skin routine for before and after swimming.

Clean and moisturize baby’s skin before swimming

It’s important to rid baby’s skin of any dirt before getting into the pool to decrease the possibility of skin irritation. Don’t forget to moisturize their skin with your regular lotion, cream or oil. Doing so creates a barrier between their skin and potential irritants.

Shower with soap after each swim

Before you leave the swim facility, shower or wipe the baby down with a little soap and water.  The regular lotion, cream or oil must follow that so the skin’s moisture is restored.

Swimming with Eczema at Goldfish Swim School | MommyWifeLife.com

 

Fully bathe once home

If you don’t have access to a private shower after swimming, bathe again once you’re home. Do this to reach areas you may have missed at the swim facility. As usual, moisturize again with your baby’s favorite body moisturizers.

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