May 17, 2014

Swimming with baby Parker

YOU can put your child underwater!  It is so good for your baby!   

I want to teach you this parenting skill.

Watch this video and do this with your baby!

Even with my experience with so many other babies, I was nervous and excited his first time with Parker at the pool at 3 months.  We played and floated and I poured water on his face like his parents have been doing in his bath.  I really don't get too many babies that young and was afraid he would choke on the water...  Don't you feel that way too?  Well, even though I pretty much cut that out of the video, he did choke a little but it only lasted about 2 seconds and then he was fine.  I stroked his cheek and talked him through it.  I knew that I had to do it again and told myself that if he choked again I would work more in the tub...  Thankfully, the second time going under, he was fine.  It works!!!
As you can see in the video, soon he was gliding and smiling.
This is baby swimming that is good for you and your baby, and research supports it.

Have an attitude of fun!

Parker underwater - grandchild number 6 - swimming early!

Even if you can't get to the pool, continue pouring water on his face at least once a week, don't let him forget!  Go to a pool once a month even in the winter!   

Write me your ideas and suggestions as well as your questions and concerns!