Do babies like the water? For most babies, it’s yes. We want our son to grow up loving the water and being confident in it, so we’re giving him as much pool time as possible. Check out this video to see how much fun he’s having!
When he was about 6 months old, we started him with infant swim lessons. These weren’t the type of lessons where they teach a baby to float on their own if they fall in the pool (we have mixed feelings about the methodology on that). But these were lessons to get the baby used to the water, learn how to hold their breath when underwater, and learn the basics of using their arms and legs. Then gradually around 1 to 2 years old, they learn to paddle and swim.
This video is mostly us just having fun with our son Emerson, but shows a little bit those swimming lesson techniques.
What about your child? Do they enjoy the water? When did they start learning how to swim?