Water and Swimming

Swimming is a fantastic activity for your baby, but you must understand the safety issues before going into the water.

It is important to understand that a baby can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, so they must not be left unattended at any time, whether they are in the bath or a baby pool. There are plenty of products available that can help you introduce your baby to the water. These can help make swimming with your baby safer and more fun. Here are some tips for your baby’s first swim or bath…

1. Keep the baby in an upright position while in the water. This lets the baby experience the movement of the water whilst staying safe and keeping their head above the surface.

2. Many children are scared of bath time because they are worried about soap and shampoo getting in their eyes. There are now products available that will cover your baby’s eyes whilst in the bath, letting you wash their hair and head worry free.

3. Buy some bath toys to help make your baby feel at ease with the water. They will associate bath time with fun and toys, and will feel more relaxed and ready for bed after a fun bath. (And make sure they sleep well with one of our baby mattresses!)

4. A baby towel and bath robe are great gifts for parents and are essential at bath time or if you go for a swim. Keep your baby warm and clean and make them comfortable at all times.

Swimming is often one of the earliest memories someone will have as it is such a great experience for a young baby. They are able to have a complete physical workout that they wouldn’t experience outside of the water.

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