Have a baby who is less watery and ɢɪɢɢʟᴇs every time he takes a bath? A lot of parents wonder when to bring their kids to the pool. So we ᴄʜᴀᴛᴛᴇᴅ with Anne Brown, Kingswim area manager, who told us the best age for kids to start swimming lessons.
While medical experts say there is no need to wait until the bubble has been immunized for six weeks. New mothers are advised not to swim for six weeks after giving birth (that is, both ᴠᴀɢɪɴᴀʟ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀɪᴇs). And because you’ll be the one holding onto your little one, it’s best to wait at least six weeks after giving birth.
1. Introduction to safe water
“At Kingswim, we encourage parents to introduce children to water early and let them play from 12 weeks old. Baby Play is all about introducing your child to warm and beautiful water in a comfortable and supportive environment. “Baby Play provides your child with ᴍᴜʟᴛɪ-sᴇɴsᴏʀʏ sᴛɪᴍᴜʟᴀᴛɪᴏɴ, height development.
Including touch, hearing, sight, taste and smell. We aim to strengthen the infant and reinforce the infant’s early swimming reflex into conscious movements of the legs and arms in the water. ”
2. The benefits of learning to swim early.
Anne explains that the benefits of getting young children into the water early are huge. “We see an improvement day by day in the abilities and confidence of the children who have been swimming with us since childhood. Additionally, research from Griffith University has shown that children who participate in swimming in the early years of life achieve many milestones faster than other children in terms of physical, cognitive and language development.
“Where a high-quality swim school is available, children can learn more literacy and numeracy skills, can ɢᴀɪɴ great social skills, and it can help with the transition to school. Swimming lessons offer more than just swimming skills and water safety. “When the foam is really low (12 weeks to 6 months), the focus is on getting used to and getting both you and the foam comfortable in the water.
Going to the pool on your own may be okay, but for many parents taking their baby to the pool for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. This is the best place to visit a swim school, to be surrounded by water safety and teaching experts, and to begin reinforcing the sponge’s natural reflexes into conscious movements and control.
3. If my kids hate bathing, will they hate swimming?
“Not necessarily, being in a pool allows babies to exercise more muscle than in weightless water, as they don’t have limited ability to sit or stand up. Zero-gravity mode will allow freedoms that don’t exist on dry land, and you can see the foam loves its ability to ᴋɪᴄᴋ their arms and legs freely. “If your baby doesn’t want to get in the water, we’re here to help with experts on hand to teach you how and tips to make Baby Play a comfortable swim for both parent and baby.
In addition, it is much easier to overcome these ꜰᴇᴀʀs when children are young. We found that water anxiety was most common in preschool children who were starting school for the first time. Getting your kids comfortable in the water early on will ensure them
enjoy their lessons and progress quickly.
4. Parents can also help reduce fear of water by:
Acknowledge your ꜰᴇᴀʀ, but remain calm and confident. Never force a child to do something that will ꜰʀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴ them, instead use some encouraging persuasion to build ᴛʀᴜsᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴀssᴜʀᴀɴᴄᴇ. Shift the focus by asking questions or encouraging them to use their imagination to create a comfortable space. ‘Do you like Peppa Pig? Did you know Peppa Pig swims here too? ‘
Provide the opportunity for a safe experience. Sit on your side and encourage feeling the water with your feet or hands. Help the child know what to expect. Get to your swimming class a little earlier to see other swimmers in the pool and feel more comfortable in your new environment. Use ꜰᴇᴀʀ-ʀᴇᴅᴜᴄɪɴɢ phrases like “you can do this” it’ll be fine” “look what I can do”
“This is fun” let’s try. “” Rule number one is slow and steady. Remember, all the small steps you take along the way will lead to big strides for their swimming future. “