When can I start swimming with my baby?
You can take your baby to the pool since she is a few months old to around and have fun in the water, and to learn some safety measures like floating survival and blowing bubbles with her mouth underwater (not to swallow water). You can also teach him to kick while holding it firmly. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, around its first birthday a child can learn some basic swimming movements, however, until it is four years old, it does not have a sufficient motor development to learn coordinated swimming movements.
It is very important to note that the fact that your baby feels relaxed in the water and learns to float does not mean that he is out of danger of drowning. You must always be with your child and either hold it or keep it at the distance of your arm at all times. Don’t ever leave it alone near a pool or even a smaller body of water, like a bucket with three fingers of water, not for a second. In the United States, the rate of children drowning in water is higher among infants between one and two years of age, and in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas It is the first cause of child death.
Therefore, if you want to bathe your baby in a pool, do so by following all safety precautions and with the aim of getting used to the water, rather than teaching him to swim, because he is not ready for it yet. Even when a little boy can swim a little, he is still in danger of drowning if he has no constant supervision.
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Swimming diapers are a good investment and in most pools are obligatory. Most pools also insist that babies wear swimsuits. Floats that are placed in the arms are not recommended for babies under a year. In fact, a float of any kind is never an accident insurance, and sometimes it’s even dangerous because it gives parents a false sense of security. A small child can easily drain from a waist float and drown. For that reason, even if you put your baby on a float, it keeps keeping it under the supervision and an arm away to be able to intervene immediately if there is a problem.