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Listen, we've all been there - swimming lessons are over, and we leg it to the changing rooms (shivering from the cold) to fight for some warm shower time. 


Well, one father on Reddit has shared his fantastic hack for tackling swimming lessons, and it is so simple we actually can't believe we never thought of it. 


The hack? Bathrobes (the fluffier, the better). 


In the lengthy post on Reddit, the father explains his theory in detail, telling all parents to "get good bathrobes for you, and for the kid."


"When swim class is done, whip those bathrobes on, and head right on out the door, into the car. Once home: quick bath, kid dressed, ravioli in the microwave. Done."


It's midnight. Here's a SWIM CLASS TIP for you newbie parental units out there. from Parenting


The hilarious dad continues, explaining his theory in more detail, using past experiences as the reason for his new approach to swimming lessons with the kids:


"With my first kid, I would pack a bag and clothes and a new diaper and wipes and towels. When class was done, I would take him into the men's locker room to get him dried off and dressed. It would, honestly, take half an hour. If I was lucky. The whole thing was a clothes-based war of attrition," he explained - a scenario we can all relate to. 


The father, who goes by the name of papatonepictures on Reddit, went on to explain why he hates changing rooms in pools, and we can't blame him:  "Struggling with the kid, sweating in the humidity while I try get him to sit still long enough to put any article of clothing on. The humidity does not do wonders for my temper.


"Then there's the aged doctor who just finished his swim, sitting with his bare butt and old nuts pressed directly against the bench where my kid just threw half of his Nutrigrain bar."


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We have to admit, this papa is not painting a pretty picture.


"There's also the eternal battle of having to finally set my kid down to can dry off and get dressed, while the entire time telling my son not to touch anybody else's stuff, not even if it's a cool colour, or has candy in the outside netting pocket. It's amazing how many people who look like they are working out because they like to kill all the things seem to have workout bags that are objects of interest to toddlers."


The father then closes his post, explaining that while "your car seats might get a little damp,"  jumping into bathrobes as soon as lessons are over is the best call, because "no more old balls. Phew. Life is grand."


On a side note, the dad does mention that his method won't work if you live somewhere with less than desirable weather - but hey, summer is coming!


Boy on Red Shirt Beside Swimming Pool during Daytime




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