“CODE BROWN IN THE BABY POOL!”
You might have just finally made it out of the house and arrived at your baby swimming lesson, only to be greeted by the above announcement.
Or you could be in the pool when it hits the fan (quite literally).
Whichever it is, it isn’t something that you will want to hear whilst waiting for a swim session.
And you’ll certainly not want to be the parent responsible for the offending alert.
What is a ‘code brown’?
If you don’t already know, a code brown is when the pool has to be evacuated for ‘poo reasons’.
Typically these warnings originate from babies and toddlers.
It usually means the end of your lesson or pool time, as staff remove the ‘little brown fish’ and pour chemicals in to clean the water again.
I can recall a time that my brother-in-law was outraged to find that his pool was going to be closed, only to learn that his son was actually the culprit.
Luckily, the only water my daughter went through a phase of letting rip in was the bathtub.
We have been on the receiving end though. I once made an hour journey by train and then bus when we lived in London, only to arrive and be told there wouldn’t be a lesson. My day then involved getting a tired and hungry baby home again, via Costa for her to lick the dirty highchair.
I’ve had better days.
Swimming and potty training
You’ll probably be doing everything right while your baby is little.
Generally, a baby will wear a swim nappy and some from of additional protective layer over the top.
But what about when they get a bit bigger?
Well, the truth is that even if your child is potty trained on land, the water can have a mysterious effect on them.
We often have to leave the pool for an urgent number two, even if she’s only just gone. Must be something to do with the water temperature?!
So you might be looking for something to help you avoid a code brown at all costs.
If your child is still a bit unpredictable in the water, you need to check these bad boys out.
Baby swimming experts Splash About have designed Splash Jammers. These clever little swim pants provide all the security of a Happy Nappy but in a more grown up design. They are perfect for young children who are just potty trained and for those that need a little extra help.
Approved by swim schools and also UPF50+, they provide maximum sun protection so can be worn both during lessons or for beach days.
Available in ages 2-3 or 4-5, and a choice of colours, you’re bound to find something to suit even the pickiest little splasher.
WIN A PAIR OF SPLASH JAMMERS
I was kindly sent a pair of these to try out with my daughter. She’s actually is fully dry now though and able to let me know when she needs to go, so we don’t need them. I only wish I’d found these a year ago!
I thought I’d share the love and give you the chance to win them!
The prize is 1 pair of unworn, still packaged Splash Jammers in Pink Blossom design, aged 3-4 years.
At a glance:
- Price: from £14.99
- Materials: Super soft neoprene
- Quality: high
- Gender: unisex
- Available on the Splash About website
- Recommendation: high
Terms and Conditions:
The prize is 1 pair of unworn, still packaged Splash Jammers in Pink Blossom design, aged 3-4 years. There are no cash or other product alternatives. UK entries over 18 years only. Ends 24/11/17.
Please note, we were sent the product free of charge but not in exchange for a positive endorsement. The opinions in this blog are based on my own experiences and in no way linked to those of the product.