Just as we teach a child to speak or walk, we can teach him/her to swim from an early age. Baby Swimming is a very rich activity, which brings many benefits to the child, in many countries it a compulsory subject for children.
Benefits of swimming in babies:
You can help your baby learn to swim very fast; it will be a very rewarding experience because you can promote through this practice a closer relationship between you and your child. And you need not be an expert, just to know certain rules and tips to facilitate this learning, you'll see that both will enjoy it.
The first thing to know is that the myth that babies can swim on their own because they have been in the amniotic fluid for many months, is false. While it is true that while the baby floats has the ability to close the glottis automatically as notes that there is water near the throat, and is not afraid of water. That's why babies seem to learn very easily this recreational activity. It is best to start before six months, it is when can adapt better to water, and can easily float and dive, although it is always indispensable assistance of an adult. If the baby gets used to water from this age, soon will achieve independence in the water.
However, if your child already exceeds this age, and you want to teach to swim, most likely have some resistance to water, in this case, it is best to use the following techniques.
You have to start by not forcing him, and slowly inviting with games, if he sees that you enjoy the water, will be encouraged. It is best when you begin with small pools begin where they can put their feet and go getting used to water games. Gradually you can begin to go to the deeper pools. You should not be impatient because sometimes this process may take time for some children, but it is very convenient to go slowly. You can then accordingly ask child to get into the deep pool by holding him and carrying a toy or ball.
Once the baby or child is in the water, the following steps and rules are recommended.
Swimming is a game, and it’s not hazardous or complicated.
Whenever you want to teach something new, it is necessary that you or someone you know do it as often as necessary. Never force the child to go in the water. You have to please with games and entertainment, he has to see that you are enjoying the water and have to motivate yourself to feel like participating.
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