Why It Is Safe, Beneficial and Fun to Take Your Baby Swimming at an Organised Parent and Child Swimming Class  

by Pool Builders on 08-12-2012 in Articles

You may have heard friends talking about parent and child swimming lessons for people with young babies, or seen adverts for them at your local pool, health club or leisure centre, and wondered if it is something you and your own infant might enjoy. In fact, for new mums and even dads, baby swimming lessons can be a fantastic way to bond with your baby, get out and meet other new parents, and also get some exercise in for yourself. Here we take a closer look at what to expect from parent and baby swimming lessons.

Parent and Infant Swimming Lessons Are Safe

What you may not know is that people actually have a natural ability to swim. While this can be lost as children get older, as fear or lack of €proper€ technique makes them believe they can't swim, meaning most people do have to learn to swim as children, babies still have an instinctive ability to do it. This means that being in the water will not be frightening for a young baby, and they will be content and comfortable in the pool. There are of course always professionals on hand at the pool, whether supervising exercises as part of the class or simply keeping everyone safe while the parents and babies play in the water freely, so you can be sure that this is a safe and secure environment for your infant.

It is a Fun Way to Meet Other Parents

Whether you're a mum or a dad, you may find it really helpful to meet other new parents so you can hear about other baby groups and social get togethers in your area, talk about different new parent related stuff, and even get some tips and advice. Lots of people go to parent and baby pool sessions, and while some are women and babies only, more and more now welcome dads too, so it can be a great opportunity for new dads to have some valuable quality time with their new babies as well as getting to meet other people.

It Can Help You Get In Shape!

Although the focus is on spending time with your baby doing something fun, you can actually get a decent (albeit gentle) workout at one of these classes, which is great for new mums who are trying to get back into exercising after nine months off! And you won't feel self conscious as you will be surrounded by lots of other new mums during the sessions.

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