SUMMERTIME BABY PLAY
Family holiday parties, afternoons at the beach, outings to the park, and pool parties are favorite family summertime activites. When spending time enjoying the summer weather and outdoor activities, plan some fun baby play time. If you are planning a picnic at the park, bring a large play mat for baby to explore and crawl around on. Include some swim lessons for baby in your weekly schedule to introduce baby to some play time in the pool which is fun and important water safety training. Then baby will enjoy spending time in the water with you at the pool. Wach a toddler swims across the pool using the same technique taught at several swim schools for babies. Remember that babies were in water before they were born and enjoy playing in the water at an early age.
TIPS FOR INTRODUCING BABY TO SWIMMING
One of the most important things to remember when you are ready to take baby swimming is to find an instructor who is trained in water safety and teaching infant swim lessons. It is important not to try and teach baby to swim without a trained instructor. Bring lots of simple toys to the pool for baby to play with such as the classic rubber duck. Pack some food because baby will be hungry after a short time in the water. They get a lot of exercise while in the water, which is why it is a recommended activity as part of an anti-obesity campaign. Swimming is also very strengthening and develops strong legs for early walking. Most important of all, make swim time a fun time for baby.
WATER SAFETY TIPS
Remember to practice safety at all times when at the pool, near a body of water such as the ocean or lake, or at a home where there is pool. Never take your eyes off of baby or allow her to go out of your arm’s reach when near water. If you have a pool at home consider installing a safety fence with an experienced baby proofing company such as Family First based in Los Angeles. Also, remember that babies need to be watched closely when in the smallest amount of water, including bathtubs at home. Of course, one of the best water safety tips is teaching baby to swim.