You've heard it said that you shouldn't swim right after you eat. Do you usually listen to this advice? I don't. Well, maybe I will take that a little more seriously now. I have a 2 year old nephew that has been learning to swim this Summer. He is doing great but still seems to swallow a lot of water in the process.
Normally, this is not a big deal. You know, just extra wet diapers the rest of the day and some big time burps.
But, there is a small issue when we do some swimming lessons right after eating. Last night, we decided that it had been about 30 minutes since he ate and we were gonna give it a try. Ummm... you see where this is going, don't you? That's right, after only a couple of minutes, he came up to float on his back and as he got above the water (on his back), he released the floodgates. Because he was laying on his back, I grabbed him quickly and turned him over.
What a way to end a swimming lesson. After all the vomit that has been seen these last couple weeks, this was just the addition we needed.
So, THAT'S why they say not to go swimming right after you eat. I've always wondered.