May the ears be wet during the swimming?
Babies who swim are not more likely to have ear infection. Unless your baby has a perforated eardrum, it’s not possible for water in the outer canal to flow into the middle or inner ear where ear infection start. Simple preventive habits with your baby after swimming are very helpful. After getting out of the pool, turn your baby to each side to drain any water from his ears before drying them well with a towel.
When a baby can come to the pool?
It’s recommended to visit our lessons when your baby is 3-4 months old, so that the babies can endure longer time in the water and they don’t be cooled out by the less than the home tube temperature of the water.
When should not bring your baby to pool?
Parents should not bring their babies to the pool if they are suffering from any of the following: diarrhoea and/ or vomiting – leave 48 hours for full recovery, cold with a lot of mucus, conjunctivitis, open sores, ear infections, temperature, chest infection.
What are the benefits?
There is a wide range of benefits available to babies and children who are taught to swim in a gentle, gradual, child-paced way. Parents around the world have witnessed first-hand the many enhancement to mental, physical, emotional, developmental, and social well-being that result from teaching their children to swim.
How long is the lesson?
The lesson is normally 30 to 45 min, as it depends on the mood and the physical ability of the kid or the baby. Sometimes it may get tired sooner than expected, especially in the early age.
Where can I find diapers for swimming?
You can find multiple use and single use diapers in some baby markets, in the bigger pharmacies, and also online.
How much time earlier is better to come to the pool before the lesson?
It’s better to be 10-15 min earlier in the swimming pool so that you have time in the changing room, and to feel comfortable and don’t be in a rush.
I can't swim, and I'm afraid of the water. Can I still teach my baby to swim?
The deepest part of the pools is considered to be suitable for walking upright with your baby. As long as you can comfortably stand in waist- to chest- dep water, you’ll have no problem. You don’t need to be able to swim to have swimming lessons with your child. Often, non-swimming parents who witness the joy of baby swimming become relaxed enough to give swimming another chance. Just act confidently and happily so you don’t transfer any anxieties you may have to your child.
Is it possible for the fathers to go into the water too?
That’s a very good idea! Where else but in the water may the fathers be together with their babies in a relaxing and pleasant surrounding. It’s even better when both parents are together in the pool to see how the child develops and what they need to know. Swimming is a perfect action to be in close touch with your baby, to build the foundation of mutual trust and affection.
How should I enter the water for the first time?
You should be prepared with a towel, water cap for you, wet suit and flip-flops. For the baby you need a single-use or multiple use- diaper. For your first swim you should try to be relaxed, confident and mild. The children sense our feelings – fear or love, and they react mainly to our moves and actions.
How much time will it take for my kid to learn to swim?
It depends on the desire and availability of the parent as much as the frequency and development during the lesson.
Is it dangerous if my baby swallows some water or chokes with water?
If the baby chokes with some water, just lift him up a little bit with his head down to prevent water going down the lungs. The kids sometimes swallow or drink some water, but our goal is to teach them not to do so, without submerging or without giving clues.
How does the lesson look like?
Our lessons have individual aspect but are formed in a group. The parent decides and feels what his child is up to and whether his child is ready to follow the instructions. Every time there’s a warm-up, active part and relaxation before going out of the pool. The child is always in the center with its specific needs and mood.
As a baby and a child in the baby swimming lesson I have the right to:
- To be safe and protected
- To be encouraged
- To be rewarded
- To learn at my own pace
- To be comfortable and to be nurtured
- To be respected at all times