Baby swim classes have been increasingly popular for years now, encouraging parents to get their new-borns splashing around before they can even crawl or walk. Whilst lots of parents get on board with this activity, not everyone understands the importance and benefits of our little ones learning to swim.
Aside from the obvious physical benefits that swimming provides such as improving muscle strength and cognitive skills, this activity is also good for ensuring your baby keeps up a good appetite and helps with skills such as co-ordination and balance in your child’s early stages.
We all know swimming can make you physically very tired, and it is no different for our babies. Swimming sessions use a lot of your little one’s energy and therefore can help to improve sleep quality, so it is good practice to schedule a nap after attending the pool, giving your baby chance to rest and recharge and reducing the risk of overtiredness – we all know how that ends.
Sharing an activity with your baby is a great way to strengthen the bond between parent and child by spending quality time together in a fun, safe environment. This time in the pool will also enhance your child’s confidence in and around water, providing lifesaving skills for your little one.
With all these benefits and so many more, introducing your child to the water at a young age is beneficial for physical and mental development as well as giving them time to have fun whilst learning an important life skill.