Babies Get Loads Of Benefits From Being Taken Swimming Early On In Their Lives. They Will Gain A Respect For Water Which Will Last A Lifetime  

by Pool Builders on 04-10-2013 in Articles

If youâEUR(TM)ve just had a baby youâEUR(TM)ll have your hands full with everything that comes with a newborn. But very soon youâEUR(TM)ll be looking for things to do with them to increase their experience of the world. From when they are around three months old you can take them swimming âEUR" they will love it and you will adore watching their little faces as they get to grips with being in the water. ItâEUR(TM)s not as alien to them as you might think as they spent nine months in your tummy surrounded by water. There are loads of Swimming for Babies classes around âEUR" just call your local pool and they will let you know when the baby sessions are (itâEUR(TM)s best to go to a dedicated baby session so you donâEUR(TM)t end up getting splashed by over-excited older children!). So what are the
benefits of going swimming with your babies?

They Will Be Fearless Of Water When They Are Older

Babies with regular exposure to water will find it much easier to learn how to swim when they are older. Being immersed in water will feel completely natural to them and the work you are doing now to get them used to it will pay off for the rest of their lives.

ItâEUR(TM)s Great Exercise For You (If You Take Someone With You!)
Okay you might not be able to swim any lengths with a baby in your arms but if you take a friend with you, you can take it in turns to hold the baby while the other one goes off for a swim. After having a baby your body will need some streamlining so youâEUR(TM)ll be doing yourself lots of good both physically and psychologically.

It Gets You Out Of The House

Managing with a newborn is a twenty four seven job. Even going out to the supermarket becomes a massive task with lots of hurdles to overcome. Swimming is pretty easy really in comparison and it will give you a much-needed break from being in the house.

YouâEUR(TM)ll Meet Other Mums

Baby swimming groups are great for meeting other people in similar situations to you. Be bold âEUR" get chatting to people and you will find a whole new support group and you may end up being friends for life!
Taking your baby swimming will be a lovely bonding experience for both you and your baby so try it out âEUR" youâEUR(TM)ll both love it!

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