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Babies can go swimming at any age, so it's up to you when you want to start. If you're concerned that you need to wait until your baby has had their early immunisations, read on…

NHS guidance states that babies can go swimming at any time, even before they have been vaccinated, and that it doesn't matter if they haven't completed their course of injections.

Their guidance goes on to say that leisure centres suggesting that babies shouldn't swim before having all their jabs are offering out of date guidance.

The Department of Health also recommends that you can take your little one swimming from an early age, so there's no need to wait for them to have all their injections.

Some babies may experience mild side effects after a vaccination, but these shouldn't prevent them from going to the pool. If your baby is feverish or irritable for a time after immunisation then you might want to wait a few days until your baby is feeling up to swimming.

For more details on NHS guidelines to baby swimming and vaccinations, visit: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1035.aspx?CategoryID=62&SubCategoryID=63

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