1 … 2 … 3 … Mummy gently blows on baby’s upper lip … and Nicholas goes under water! I was a little nervous, so he was only down for a second … and he was fine with it. No problems, either, when Daddy tried it a few minutes later. I think Patrick was more nervous than I was – Nicholas just took it in stride, as if to say “hey, it’s not big deal, man”. He’s such a calm child! Although, the 3rd dunk didn’t go quite as smoothly – either he was down just a little too long, or he opened his eyes, or tried to breathe in … I’m not sure … but he was a little spluttery and whimpery.
We did find a reusable swim diaper for him, but I didn’t end up getting the Motherease diaper – it’s a Bummis instead, with adorable little sea lions on it – because I prefer the velcro to the snap fasteners.