For any parent the experience of having a baby is one of the most precious gifts. A precious gift that you would never want anything bad to happen to. There are many factors which are out of your control when it comes to the safety of your baby. However, drowning should not be one.
Swimming is the safest preventative measure
There are various ways to prevent this from happening, such as pool nets or covers, arm bands and never letting them around a swimming pool. But we all know accidents can happen in a blink of an eye. One of the best preventative measures is to teach your baby to swim at a young age.
Many research states that babies have very sensitive skin, thus recommended that babies are only taught to swim from around 6 months. If the water is too hot or too cold this could either burn or frighten them.
Why is swimming good for babies?
Not only does teaching a baby swim save their lives but it also helps them to grow stronger, healthier bones and muscles. Some research suggests that this encourages them to walk at a younger age as they become stronger than other babies their age. They also learn the importance of exercise and how to be safe in public swimming areas. Not only are they taught what to do inside the swimming pool but also what to do and what not to do outside and around the swimming pool. For example, no running around the pool when you or the ground is wet, not to jump on top of other kids in the pool and many more.
Many parent-child swimming schools have begun to pop up all over the world. This is a great idea as not only does it teach your baby to swim but helps you to understand the risks and rewards of swimming. It builds a bond between the parent and child and also helps the parent to learn what to do and what not to do in a near drowning scenario.
If you are looking for a reliable swimming school with teachers you can trust in the Ballito area, look no further. At Swim Baby you will receive expert advice and training of the highest levels. Safe, clean pools and change rooms are located on the property. The pools have also been heated to the perfect temperature to make it both comfortable for you and your baby. Contact Swim Baby on 0735878103 or visit the website directly www.swimbaby.co.za