It's become popular to teach babies to swim and while it's a great idea it's not a safety tactic. Babies...
It's become popular to teach babies to swim and while it's a great idea it's not a safety tactic. Babies can learn to swim but that means little when it comes to water safety. baby swimNo matter how water savvy your baby might seem she really can't swim well enough to be left alone. It's questionable at what age anyone should swim alone. Technically if you can have a swim buddy as an adult even you're better off and safer. That said, when it comes to kids it's better to have an adult present. With babies and toddlers it's better to be right near them in the water. Even if they can swim water floating devices (life preservers not water wings) for toddlers are a good plan. Your hands on your baby is another good idea. Make it a fun time to play together not an activity they do on their own. You may think this post is unnecessary but believe me, I've seen people let tiny kids swim alone so it's not so far fetched. To learn more about safe and gentle swimming classes for babies visit Baby Swimming an amazing and positive site for parents offering books, tips, advice, techniques, and respectful teaching. Don't forget to enter Pregnancy & Baby's great new contest!

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