Have you recently had a baby and are looking for a fun way to take them swimming but you are not too sure where to go? Try looking for Mommy and me swim classes near me and I’m sure you will find a great option.
Swimming with your baby has so many benefits for both you and them, they will not only benefit your baby now but also their development in the following stages. Taking your baby to a swim class is not only potentially life-saving but it also improves coordination and it strengthens muscles needed to stand and walk. When your baby is in the water the act of paddling through the water activates billions of neurons throughout your body, facilitating cognitive and motor development. In addition to building physical strength.
By starting your Mommy and me swimming lessons as early as possible it will help to significantly reduce the drowning risk. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are at the highest risk of drowning so by having professional swimming instruction it could reduce the drowning probability by nearly 88%. Most importantly swimming together with your baby promotes parent and child bonding time. Mommy and me swimming lessons give parents the opportunity to spend time focusing on their children, where they cheer their progress and help them feel safe and protected.
Babies have a real affinity with water. They spend nine months in the womb, and many expectant mothers choose a water birth as the most natural introduction to this world. Water is recognised as a warm, supportive environment during labour and provides a natural transition for your baby from the womb to the “outside world”. Babies can be taken swimming from birth and very young babies love the freedom, massage and gentle exercise that the water offers.
There are further benefits too, it is the only time your baby can be completely independent when experiencing gentle submersion. Only in the water, can a baby move freely and develop actions they wouldn’t otherwise be able to in their first year of life. Even though gentle, baby swimming classes provide a complete physical work-out: strengthening your baby’s heart, lungs and respiratory system, which again aids development of the brain. Encouraging a baby to take regular exercise from such a young age is also an extremely healthy routine to instill which may prevent childhood lethargy. But most importantly of all, baby swimming should instil a love of water for the rest of your child’s life.
Baby swimming is an entirely safe and gentle activity, but coming to classes often provides a parent with the necessary support to enable them to relax and enjoy the experience. Mommy and me swimming classes follow a clear and progressive structure and will usually involve some underwater swimming for your baby. However, the emphasis should be on parents and their babies having fun, with no baby being forced to do anything against his or her wishes.