Parents who have recently been introduced to toddler swimming lessons often have many questions they want to ask. The notion that a baby can start to learn how to swim is very new for a lot of folks and it is obvious that there are certain concerns. In this article we will endeavor to answer the most frequently asked questions of parents who are interested in infant swimming lessons.
When am I able to start giving my infant swimming lessons?
One of the reasons babies feel so comfortable in the water is because they spent nine months in their mother’s womb. This is the reason why underwater birthing is so popular amongst new-age parents. It strives to prevent the experience from being traumatic for the child. However, this knowledge is an indication of when you can start giving infant swim lessons to your children. Most instructors will recommend that you start giving your children swimming lessons when they are between the age of six and twelve months old. If you are not positive about starting your children this early then it is paramount that you at least start giving your children swimming lessons by the age of four. Anything later then this could be seriously crippling to your child’s ability of being able to swim and look after them in a water situation.
Are there any benefits for giving my toddler swimming lessons?
There are many benefits for actually giving your toddler swimming lessons. The sooner you start teaching your children how to swim, the better. A few of the biggest improvements that one will see in their children is the developmental strides they take when it comes to their social, physical and mental development. Their intelligence and concentration improves dramatically and they also become more perceptive to the situations around them. The biggest benefit of course is their ability to be able to ACTUALLY swim. There are millions of children and adults around the world who simply don’t know how to swim. This will constantly hold them back regardless of what they do in life. Swimming is considered a life skill in many circles.
Am I able to give my toddler swimming lessons?
Of course you are. It’s understandable that private infant swim lessons are expensive for many parents out there. Other parents simply don’t have the time to take their children to these classes. There is another cheaper alternative then to going to classes. Purchase an instructional DVD that will outline everything you need to teach your children correctly how to swim by yourself.
Melrose Kids Ltd is the distributor of Learn to Swim With Ms DVD. This is a complete infant swim resource on DVD to help parents teach their babies how to swim. Melanie Thomas (CEO Melrose Kids Ltd) is a mother of two boys and lives in London, England.