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Swimming for babies


Even being pregnant, you and dad decided that from the first days of life want to teach your baby to swim. Swimming for babies – a very good decision. Any harm to the baby to get out of it simply, the benefit is huge. First, a child nine months was in the water in your tummy, so when he met with our world, he will be very pleased to feel the familiar feelings and emotions. If it is correct to approach the issue of training of the newborn swimming . it will be fun to get the parents and their child. Some parents don’t know how to bathe a newborn baby. Before starting, please read the article about water treatment infants.

Answers to questions on swimming for infants

Many parents often ask the question, not whether to overwork newborn swimming lessons from the first day. How to do it so as not to scare off the swimming for infants to toddler it was fun? Do not worry, because after the birth of all baby’s muscles are experiencing the unknown voltage, so stay in the aquatic environment can only have a positive affect muscle tone and the mood of the child. Most importantly to make the conditions as close to those of the newborn in the mother’s womb.

When the toddler submerged in water, the weight of his body becomes less than 6-8 times. Thus the entire muscle tightness and stiffness of the joints that are so typical for newborns, disappear. The baby is more actively moving, thus, new opportunities for physical development.

When to start teaching swimming for infants?

Swimming for children under one year, you can start from the very first day. Of course specialists in infant swimming note that the optimal time to start training the first 2-4 weeks from the date of birth of the child. At this age he already relatively adapts to the environment, there is an increase in weight. But all inborn reflexes, including swimming, is still in place. Swimming reflex quenched by 3-4 months, so to start teaching swimming for infants need until that time.

How to teach your baby to swim?

Before embarking on such an interesting, but at the same time, the responsible business, be sure to refer to appropriate literature. The best option is, of course, the first few classes to spend with an instructor who will tell you all the details and prompt in practice, as it would be better to do with your newborn baby. However, if you do not have this capability, it is not necessary to give up and abandon this wonderful pastime. You are able to learn this science by yourself.

Where to swim?

If you are in the city there is a “baby” pools, this is the best option. In these basins there are instructors who help beginners. But most of all, to find that quite problematic. Therefore, classes will wonderfully suit the average normal tub. To fill its need somewhere two-thirds, the temperature of the water to start may be 36-38 degrees. Then it should gradually lower than you will contribute to the hardening of their child. While swimming, the water will gradually cool down, pour over warm not worth it, it is such a smooth and gradual reduction of temperature will allow you to lower the temperature when bathing.

Swimming newborn in the bath.

Immerse your child in the water, sure movements. When you do this, make sure you communicate with him and tell what happens. Of course he’s not going to understand everything. But in a soft and soothing tone of your speech, the kid will feel that all is well. You probably already know how he loves to bathe your baby. One kiddies like to do it on her tummy, others prefer to lie on the back. So start learning to swim a newborn in the bath it is necessary from the fact that he prefers.

How to teach your baby to swim . If the toddler is lying on the back, to support him under sitelock, because the moment when the child begins to hold his head up yet and a second hand to record the ass. If the baby prefers to swim on his tummy, the right hand to hold it under the chin, and the left should be on the back of his head. Your thumb can cover the baby’s mouth, and some, most agile kids, even manage to chew on mom’s finger during the voyage of the newborn in the bath .


The voyage of the newborn in the bathroom . from the starting position, lying on your back or tummy, drive forwards and backwards baby in the bathroom, as if drawing a figure eight with his body. The speed of swimming is a very individual concept. Some swimmers like when it’s slow, others prefer. so they arranged a race to the bottom.

The shocks and twists.

Move the baby’s legs to the side and tap his feet bathroom walls. Feeling the prop, baby reflex will push the legs from the tub will float to the other side almost without your help. Many kids like to roll over from tummy to back and Vice versa.

Vertical swimming.

Yes, it’s possible to swim. You must help the child to take a posture of “frogs”. One hand presses the bent legs of the child to the midsection. Other supports under his chest. This pose especially like children because they were in this position in mom’s tummy and that it is close and familiar.

Diving babies

Despite the fact that diving infants seems impossible, the child is two weeks of age can be taught to dive. Pronounce the word “dive”, while a blow to the kid in the face and Squirting him with water. The child reflexively closes her eyes and holds his breath. Once skill is developed, the word “dive” you need to immerse your child in the water for a second. Once your baby gets used to short-term dives, you need to increase the time and subsequently to release the baby. And you will see how through time your toddler, without your help, will be able to swim under water the entire tub, wonderfully mastered diving babies.

The benefits of swimming for babies.

Early swimming lessons for infants – the key to your child’s health. When developed the ability to hold your breath better lungs develop.

– Taught from infancy to swim, the child will not be afraid of open waters, and you will not fear for his safety.

– When a child dives, the water flows clears the maxillary sinus. And this prevention of rhinitis in the newborn .

– After an invigorating swim, a dream of a newborn baby is improving significantly, so good night for you and your baby are provided.

– Giving time to the child at swimming lessons, you will be able to better understand his body language and gestures that will allow you to quickly find common ground with their babies.