Pippa Middleton says she is already teaching 6-month-old son Arthur to swim: 'It's one of our favorite activities'
Pippa also noted that apart from swimming being fun, it has also proven to be a good way of staying fit
Pippa Middleton has opened up about her son Arthur, who is six-months-old, for the first time. Writing for Waitrose Weekend magazine, Pippa revealed that her son enjoys swimming the most and she is happy about the decision of letting him take classes at an early age.
"Starting my son Arthur swimming at four months old has given him confidence and enjoyment in water," she wrote in the magazine. In fact, swimming has become a common hobby that the mother and son duo share.
"He's now six months old, and swimming is one of our favorite activities." Pippa also noted that apart from swimming being fun, it has also proven to be a good way of staying fit. "The exercises help guarantee sound daytime sleeps, and the movement has improved his digestion... Water activity is a great form of exercise you can do with your baby," she wrote.
This is not the first time that Pippa has written for the magazine. Throughout her pregnancy, Pippa used to write columns and share her pregnancy experience while also revealing some of her workout tips after her delivery. Pippa noted that unlike her sister Kate Middleton, she did not experience any morning sickness. "I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness. That meant I was able to carry on as normal," she wrote, as reported by People.
Even though Pippa was lucky enough to carry out her day-to-day activities without any problem, she did admit that there were a few changes she had to make in her routine after pregnancy. “When I learned the happy news that I was pregnant, I realized I needed to adjust my four to five-day-a-week [fitness] routine,” she wrote.
While Pippa stayed silent about her pregnancy news, the mother-of-one revealed that she had kept her pregnancy a secret even from her gym instructor and it wasn't until the "riskier" months were over that she decided to break the big news.
She noted that throughout her pregnancy she noticed her body changing but the regular exercise helped her keep her body strong. “I’ve noticed my body change, but through exercise, I feel it’s being strengthened,” she wrote.
She continued, “I’m fanatical about sport and have looked at loads of books and websites on exercise during pregnancy, but have been disappointed by the limited technical information what you can and can’t do.” Pippa admitted that initially, she had many questions that needed answering. “This being my first pregnancy, I had so many questions I felt were still unanswered,” she wrote. “I wanted to know things like, would I strain if I served in tennis, are strokes of swimming safe, can I still do a normal yoga class if I avoided certain positions? Could I still work my abs?” she wrote.
However, soon enough she understood what was best for her body. “I’ve noticed my body change and weight increase, but through effective exercise and sports I feel that it’s been strengthened to support a healthy pregnancy, birth, and recovery . . . And ensure that post-baby, my old favorite jeans will still fit eventually!” she further added.
Pippa and her husband, James Matthews welcomed their son on October 16, 2018.