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This Dad’s Simple Hack Could Help With Winter Swimming Lessons

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This Dad’s Simple Hack Could Help With Winter Swimming Lessons

Even though we are heading into winter, swimming lessons don’t stop for kids during the cooler months if you’re lucky enough to swim at an indoor heated pool.

Even if you’ve stopped the kids swimming lessons till spring, you will want to lock this hack in your memory for next summer.

One dad on Reddit, who’s username is papatonepictures, shared a hack that helps his kids avoid the post-swim rush of getting changed in the busy change-rooms.

It also helps this dad avoid dealing with tired and ‘freezing’ cold kids or the necessary movements need to ensure pants don’t get wet from all the water that’s been walked in on the floor.

Instead of struggling to get the kids dried and dressed in the change rooms, this dad has an alternate way of avoiding the change room struggle.

“Get good bathrobes for you, and for the kid,” he wrote.

“When swim class is done, whip those bathrobes on, and head right on out the door, into the car.

“Once home: quick bath, kid dressed, ravioli in the microwave. Done.”

The dad explained a bit of background to why he now puts his kids in bathrobes.

“To over-explain: with my first kid, I would pack a bag and clothes and a new diaper and wipes and towels,” he said.

“When class was done, I would take him into the men’s locker room to get him dried off and dressed. It would, honestly, take half an hour. If I was lucky. The whole thing was a clothes-based war of attrition.”

I have to admit, I didn’t look forward to dressing my girls in the change room after their swimming lessons because I’d have to wrangle their wet feet into pants. I eventually only put them in dresses, but in winter, pants were essential to keep them warm.

This dad on Reddit experienced the same frustrations.

“Struggling with the kid, sweating in the humidity while I try to get him to sit still long enough to put any article of clothing on,” papatonepictures said.

“There’s also the eternal battle of having to finally set my kid down so I can dry off and get dressed while the entire time telling my son not to touch anybody else’s stuff, not even if it’s a cool colour or has candy in the outside netting.”

The dad admits, “Yes, your car seats might get a little damp … Put down an extra towel if you’re worried about that. Otherwise robe on and roll home.”

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog

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