Baby & Pregnancy
Baby & Pregnancy
Water Babies have been teaching babies and toddlers to swim since 2002 and now teach over 48,000 little ones every week. With a clear emphasis on having fun, their multi-award winning lessons are extremely sociable for both of you and a great way of making new friends. We asked them to share their expert advice on how to get your little ones in the pool…
Taking your baby swimming from as early as possible means you’re introducing them to exercise and encouraging a healthy lifestyle, right from the start. All swimming is fantastic for your baby, whether you want to do a specialised course or simply splash around in the pool. It develops learning skills, boosts confidence, improves co-ordination and enhances wellbeing – and with NHS guidelines saying that babies don’t need to have had their vaccinations before they can swim, it’s the only structured activity you can do together from birth!
What’s more, familiarising children with water at a very young age helps prevent a fear of water developing later. You’ll be teaching your baby a key skill, right from birth, and it’s one from which they’ll benefit for the rest of their lives.
Baby swimming is a completely relaxing and enjoyable activity, perfectly designed to enhance the parent/child bond. And, whilst you are learning new skills all the time, to you and your child you’ll only ever just feel like you’re simply having the best fun.
So whether you’re taking your baby to the pool on your own, or to structured classes, make sure your first visit is a positive, gentle introduction to this multi-sensory world.