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Benefits of Swimming with Baby

Within the first few months of your baby’s development, he is learning new things and building on his natural abilities. Among these instincts, swimming comes naturally to your baby because he has been floating and kicking for nine months before birth.

In these early months, your child can intuitively recall his aptitude for swimming and has less fear of being in the water. Encouraging your child to swim can offer benefits to his whole development in many ways. Some of these benefits include:

Physical Development
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Sound sleep
  • Healthy appetite
  • Coordination
  • Heart and lung health
  • Muscle building and stretching
  • Increases body awareness
  • Foundation for crawling and walking
  • Protection from drowning
Emotional Development
  • Builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Bonding experience with skin-to-skin contact
  • Trust in parent and child relationship
  • Enjoyable experience for a sense of well-being
  • Practice awareness and mindfulness
Mental Development
  • Brain development
  • Focused attention
  • Problem solving skills
  • Connection to nature

Gaining these experiences at an early stage in his life can reduce the struggle and fear many children encounter when they are introduced to swimming at a later age. This can help your baby relax and feel comfortable in the water so that he can learn confidently and independently as he grows.

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