The benefits of taking your baby swimming
Sadly, drowning is the third-biggest cause of accidental death among children under five in the UK. Babies have no inherent fear of water, but they have a natural and instinctual ability to hold their breath when submerged. Learning our basic safety exercises such as kicking to the surface and floating on their backs could potentially one day save your child’s life.
Your baby's brain will grow faster in the first few years of their life than at any other time. Recent research suggests that baby swim classes help with cognitive development where repetitive activities create patterns for memory and learning.
Bonding with your baby
As one of the first activities you can do with your newborn, this is a special time for you to bond with your baby. The progressive format of the classes give plenty of opportunity to praise and encourage your baby building their self confidence. Mothers with post-natal depression find the bonding time and mild exercise very beneficial too. It is also a great environment to meet and bond with other mums.
Water resistance activates and strengthens the muscles, and helps strengthen heart and lungs. Classes can also greatly aid in improving your baby's sleeping patterns. Additionally babies gain improved strength, stamina, and co-ordination. Swimming encourages an active lifestyle from an early age, which can lead to activities later in life.
As well as encouraging your baby's social interaction our classes are also a great opportunity for you to meet new friends.