Jump to content

Change Rooms
Not the vent you think it is....


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 casime

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:24 PM


I know - it's minor in the grand scheme of things, but I'm just wondering....

I've started swimming lessons with DS and so I'm fairly new to change room procedures as I normally avoid public change rooms like the plague.  But I've noticed a trend and I'm wondering if I'm the odd man out.   Where we live it can still be pretty cold, even at this time of year (this week it was 10 degrees) and although the pool is heated, it's pretty cold when you get out.   I've noticed so many other parents strip their children off in the change room, then let them sit there naked while mum gets changed and dressed, then gets the kids dressed.  The kids are often shivering as they can be sitting there naked for ten minutes before mum directs them to the showers.  I stand in my bathers while I get DS warm and dry and then attend to myself.  I would have thought that parents would dress their children first and get them warmed up before worrying about themselves?

#2 JRA

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE
I stand in my bathers while I get DS warm and dry and then attend to myself. I would have thought that parents would dress their children first and get them warmed up before worrying about themselves?


That is the way I always did it.

Gee it is nice to be over that.


#3 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (casime @ 17/11/2012, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stand in my bathers while I get DS warm and dry and then attend to myself.  I would have thought that parents would dress their children first and get them warmed up before worrying about themselves?

that's what I do too.  Kids come first, otherwise they turn blue!  I used to strip off their swimmers at the side of the pool, bundle them up in a towel and then head over to the toilets to do the full change.

Like JRA, I'm glad we are past that too. They still have swimming lessons, but I don't have to get in the pool with them now for their lessons, yay!

#4 LynnyP

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

I used to get them dressed then me.  Now I weep tears of happiness that I never have to take a small child into a swimming lesson in the pool for the rest of my life.

#5 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (LynnyP @ 17/11/2012, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used to get them dressed then me.   Now I weep tears of happiness that I never have to take a small child into a swimming lesson in the pool for the rest of my life.

roll2.gif
I understand your joy.  So glad I'm not the only to think this.  biggrin.gif

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 17 November 2012 - 02:39 PM.


#6 casime

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE
Now I weep tears of happiness that I never have to take a small child into a swimming lesson in the pool for the rest of my life.


I cannot wait for that day!   Especially when I don't have to stand in a swimming pool singing songs and blowing bubbles to try and convince DS to copy me!



#7 shutterspeed

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

I'm in the kids first camp too.

#8 LynnyP

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Wait for "let me know when you ahve finished washign your hair"  ahhh, bliss.

#9 Domestic Goddess

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

I dry and dress him first, than me.

#10 opethmum

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Arrghh I have not done swimming lessons yet for DD, but I would attend to my child first then me. I would rather me shiver than her because I do not want her to get sick and have a chesty cough.

#11 Copacetic

Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Very glad we live in Brisbane.

Wrap a towel around your waist, get in the car, go home.


#12 Propaganda

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:10 PM

I always made sure my child was dealt with before me.

#13 Lil Chickens

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

The centre we go to used to be wet on the floor all the time with no where to put the kids so I would dry DD and wrap her in another towel.  Then I would dress myself first so she didn't get wet.

They've made some changes now and it doesn't get wet so DS and DD first, then me.

Unles MIL is there helping, she dresses one while I swim with the other.  After the second swim DD and I have a shower and DD goes out to Nan and gets dresed while I get dressed in peace!

ETA - the change room walls were always wet too so if she stayed on the benches she'd get wet.

Edited by Lil Chickens, 17 November 2012 - 03:17 PM.


#14 Lil Chickens

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

DP

Edited by Lil Chickens, 17 November 2012 - 03:15 PM.


#15 sparassidae

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

I sit DS on a bench with towel firmly wrapped around him, change myself, wrap a towel around my hair and then change him.

If I changed him first I would be dripping all over him (particularly my hair) while trying to get him dry. He stays warm enough wrapped in a towel for the minute it takes me.

#16 TarneeW

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

I'm a hater of swimming lessons too! I definitely shower and change my DS first, by that time most have finished and I can have a longer shower too wink.gif DS will have a snack while it's my turn to change.

#17 Chocolate Addict

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

My kid didn't start lessons til he was old enough to be in the pool without me.  ph34r.gif

I wish they would make our change rooms bigger, and not have the showers right at the door and have a family room. They have a sign saying no boys over 7yo allowed in the ladies change rooms but my 7yo won't go to the mens change rooms alone. We more often than not get him changed poolside with the towel up around him. original.gif He showers at home.

#18 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

----

Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:58 PM.


#19 kadoodle

Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I wrap my kids up in their towel then straight to the warm car and shower at home.  With four kids it's a stressful PITA dealing with public changerooms.

When they shower with me at home, their needs are taken care of before mine.  I'm big enough to suck it up being dripping wet for the minute or so it takes to towel dry the younger ones and stick a nappy on the baby before he irrigates the carpet.

#20 Feralishous

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

We shower together, then I jump out and leave the water running, dress myself, then get DD our and dress her.

#21 -Emissary-

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (trishalishous @ 17/11/2012, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We shower together, then I jump out and leave the water running, dress myself, then get DD our and dress her.


This.

However, at the pools, I dress DS first and then myself.

#22 Ianthe

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (Copacetic @ 17/11/2012, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very glad we live in Brisbane.

Wrap a towel around your waist, get in the car, go home.


I live in NSW and I do this. Swimming pool changerooms gross me out (I have issues)

#23 melaine

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

I mix it up. Now he's bigger I dress myself while nagging him to get dressed. Since he's not in any rush I figure he's not that cold!

Before that, I often stripped him, dried him, then wrapped him in a dry, fluffy towel and got myself our of my batters, dry and then either dressed him or me depending on who was turning blue...

#24 imamumto3

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

dds stand in the shower while I dress.  dd1 then dresses herself while I dress dd2.  they want to have the shower and I would rather dress myself while they are happy and warm than stand around wet waiting for them to finish

#25 TopsyTurvy

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

I feel like a freak!

I love the songs, I love the blowing bubbles and I love the shower together with DS afterwards too!  I take a face washer and some nice shower gel and strip myself and DS.  Wash myself then him and leave him under the warm water until I am dried and have my bra and knickers on.  Then I drag him out, dry and dress him and then finish dressing myself!

I enjoy the whole thing and even better I count it as his shower for the day so don't have to do the bath/shower part of the evening routine.  Win win win!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Clever panda fakes pregnancy

News that a giant panda was pregnant prompted much excitement, but it appears there were never any cubs on the way.

'I survived placenta percreta'

When writing her birth plan, Simone Pavil included an item most women wouldn?t even think about: what should happen if she was put on life support. The mum had the potentially fatal condition placenta accreta.

Managing personal space as a mum

In the midst of the early parenting years, our bodies and minds can seemingly be overtaken by our offspring. How can we balance our need for personal space with the needs of our children?

'If love could have saved you, you'd have never left'

The words "spontaneous abortion" on the hospital paperwork really got to me. My baby died; I didn't spontaneously decide to abort him.

15 classic Aussie ads

Watch some of the classic Australian ads of the 80s, 90s and 00s, and remember the catchphrases and jingles we all used to know so well ...

For and against

Should Blue Ivy have been at the VMAs?

Many were quick to condemn Beyonce and Jay Z after appearing on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with their two-year-old daughter, but others thought it was a sweet family moment. What do you think?

Toddler attacked at gym creche

Two-year-old girl Eva Ness was left with a black eye and bite marks on her face and body after an altercation with an older child at a health club's child-minding facilities. Now her parents are calling for the centre to be closed.

Pregnancy a tricky matter of timing for FIFO couples

Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Carseats have twice as many germs as a toilet

Most parents know their child's carseat is not always squeaky clean, but they might not realise just how dirty it really is.

Doctors remove foetus from 'medical marvel' after 36 years

Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years.

Nine months in six seconds: new parents' Vine clip a hit

We?ve seen some memorable time-lapse pregnancy and birth announcement videos before. Now one new couple has taken it to the extreme, capturing it all in just a six-second Vine video.

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

WIN a $100 RedBalloon for Dad

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 RedBalloon experience vouchers. Helping you make Dad's Day EXTRA HAPPY.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Going viral

Weirdest pregnancy products

From pee stick keepers to stylish sick bags, there are some very strange inventions out there for pregnant women.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.