Although Doctor Patrick advised us to wait until Rosie is 21 until she goes in the water, and we have followed all of his other recommendations to the letter, we went with the midwife on this one, and headed for the pool last Sunday. I think the doctor is worried about germs. The sheer volume of other tiny babies that frolic in our pool made it irresistible. The midwife saying that Rosie is ‘slightly over her ideal weight’ and may lose some plumpness in the pool sealed the deal.
As for Rosie, she loved it. From the first moment she looked utterly relaxed in her floating armchair. I’m not sure if it could be considered exercise however. Her fat little legs were motionless, and she seemed quite content to be pushed around the pool and admire the view.