Discover the water while having fun, here is the noble mission of the "baby swimmers". From the age of 4 months to 6 years, many pools offer the opportunity for your child to enjoy the pleasures of aquatic life. But all this is done slowly, the idea is not to drink the entire cup at one go.
2. Diving Prohibited
Accompanied by the supervising staff, you integrate the pelvis with your baby in the arms, then your little one unfolds on a floating carpet, and, gradually, through playful exercises, the new sensations emerge. Once your toddler is confident, immersion becomes possible and you can admire his innate freediving abilities.
Your toddler then takes possession of this new environment, is astonished by the impressions of lightness and relaxation, gently accommodates them by overcoming his fears. It's time to have fun.
In the water, the baby uses his body freely, postures and whimsical movements adapt to the games of carpets, slides, boards or balloons. Fun reigns, eccentric positions and the exploration of sensations of all kinds promote its psychomotor development and sensory awakening. It's party.
4. Development of Skills
The many fun activities that benefit your little ones activate their motor skills, develop their heart systems and create challenges that they like to meet more and more. From this comes the confidence from which autonomy can take flight. Yes, all these experiences, what do I say, these adventures, will give him the means to move more easily out of the water and soon new positions will be mastered.
5. Sensory Awakening
As for all these new sensations, they provoke in your child a refined awareness of the gravity, the contact of the water on the skin, the various sounds immersed or on the surface and develop the exhilarating feeling of freedom. Take care, the bath at home could almost become a moment of joy.
6. Swimming is for a Later Stage
Despite the many benefits of the "baby swimming" activity, there is no guarantee that your child will master the breaststroke before their classmates. It does not correspond to a learning of swimming. On the other hand, your child will feel comfortable in the water and will certainly be one step ahead when at 5-6 years old when he/she learns to swim.
7. Some Precautions
To fully enjoy the benefits of baby swimmers, your baby must be up to date with vaccines and not suffer from chronic ear infections or asthma. Also, make sure that the water in the pool is about 32 ° C, prefer short bathing for 15 to 30 minutes and do not forget a hot towel for your little one as well as a snack before and after the session.
Finally, pool chlorine could favour some otolaryngological respiratory diseases. It is therefore recommended to space the sessions well, wash thoroughly before and after, and have your baby drink water to prevent him from regurgitating if he drinks the cup.
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