Sunday, 4 April 2010

Teach Children Swimming Young - It's Lifetime Skill

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I never learnt to swim until I was 10 years old and will never forget the fear of water I had up until that time. The tip here is to teach your child to swim at the earliest age.

The best start for any child to have infant swimming lessons. Water safety is a very important life skill and is of course a lifelong skill that will never be forgot. It has been fashionable and sensible alongside, which is unusual to bring your baby up with swimming. This is a great idea and the fear of water never enters a child't mind from there on.

You can get a baby swim kit nowadays very easily form many stores and alongside a swim nappy, a towel you are set up. The rule is to take your baby to the water as many times possible and the length of time in the water you will know as the baby will let you know by getting bored.

You can start your baby off from the age of 2 months. Wait at least two hours after he or she has eaten. The swim nappy comes into its own and the packet is easily disposed of afterwards. Young children will automatically hold their breath underwater, which stops water to get into their lungs so you needn't worry about that up until they are about 6 months old.

A good practice is blowing on your child's face hard this will actually stop their breathing prior to a ducking with you preferably. Movement is the water is fun for your baby as long as you follow the comfort zone with your baby. This can be assessed by holding his or her body with both your hands. You will know instinctively what is comfortable and what is not that way. Using floating devices is a good idea as long as the child doesn't become dependent on it.

At the end of the day you shouldn't force your child to do anything that gives undue stress. With the constant access to water your child will develop a skill that many adults nowadays don't have the benefit of and of course a lifesaving skill. In addition they will also have a healthy regime with swimming, a hobby that is way underrated as a form of fitness.
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