Safety rules for babies to learn to swim in all ages
• You must check the water temperature is warm enough. Babies under 6 months of age need an optimal temperature of 32 ° C. The temperature should be warm enough to keep the baby’s body warm and help them move in the water easily.
• As soon as your baby starts shivering from the cold, take your baby out of the pool and wipe him or her body. Children lose heat more easily than adults, so babies should not stay in the pool for too long.
• You can start swimming for 10 minutes at first attempts and increase to 20 minutes in subsequent times. Time underwater for babies under 1 year maximum is 30 minutes.
• If your baby has a cold, is upset or has a stomach problem, you should not let your baby go swimming, but wait for your baby to fully recover after at least 48 hours.
• If your baby has a skin disease, you can consult your doctor to see if chlorine in pool water is irritating to baby’s skin. Make sure you bathe your baby well after swimming and apply moisturizer all over, especially if your baby has dry or eczema skin.
For children over 4 years old:
• Check the water depth. Keep your feet exposed to the water first, especially for children who have just been exposed to water
• Do not jump into the shallow water of the pool
• Do not jump over pool pipes or other pool toys
• Take swimming classes to learn how to fill water properly.
• Watch your baby carefully. You must be with your baby at all times when he or she swims in the lake and do not leave him alone without anyone watching.
• Track baby’s swimming time. Each swim should not exceed 10 minutes. You can gradually increase the time and take your baby out of the tank if he shows signs of chills.
• If your baby is a little older and often playful, teach your child not to run and jump on the edge of the lake because it is very slippery and prone to falling. Please let your baby wear a life jacket when going to the lake.
Whether swimming at the beach, home pool, lake or river, you need to make sure your baby is safe around these areas. Children and people who cannot swim, need to follow swimming safety rules to be confident when entering the water. This rule will never be redundant, especially for young children. Before any unfortunate accident occurs, you should master the above safety rules so that your baby can fully enjoy the joy of swimming.