Swimming is an essential life skill for your child and a sport with good health. Therefore, let your baby learn to swim early but still do not forget to ensure safety rules.
Swimming is not only a healthy sport but also helps a lot for both the physical and mental development of the baby. There are many swimming courses offered for children 4 years of age and older and for children 1-4 years old when they are ready to learn to swim. However, parents should note that each child develops differently, so children also have different ages to learn to swim. Introducing your baby to the aquatic environment early is a way to help him feel life. This article will help mom to start giving your child swimming practice early.
At 6 months of age (the time when your baby can kick water and his neck is already stiff), he or she will begin to enjoy being in the pool. So you can let your child learn to swim from 6 months old. You don’t have to worry about the chlorine in the pool water could affect your baby or see him screaming during his first swimming days. If you like playing in the water, your baby will love swimming right away. Besides, you should also take time to get used to cold water.
What will you need to bring for your first swimmer?
At the top of the list is swim diapers. In addition, you should prepare the following:
• A bottle of warm formula for baby after swimming if bottle feeding
• A large, hooded towel
• A little cake for snacks if your baby has started to practice solids because swimming can easily make baby hungry
• A few toys to help your baby feel the space happier and more relaxing
• Diaper bags and towels.