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Swimming Lesson for Babies - Swimming Lesson Videos for Babies and the Use of Reusable Swim Diaper

Updated on January 31, 2015

Swimming Lessons for Babies

Swimming lessons for babies? yes, why not? When we were younger, (I grew up in the tropics, where there are 7107 islands and the beaches are just ten minutes away from the house), we just walk and then we have fun swimming almost everyday during summers and off school days. We grew up literally in water. There is no other way to go, except to the waters. We learned to swim on our own with batches of children going to the beaches, you gotta learn how to swim and you will be the laughing stock of other children. When I migrated here in the US, swimming lessons is one of the ways to learn swimming and we use the pool. Good thing is that for children and babies, the teachers are good and accommodating. There are places where you can enroll your babies for swimming lessons -- parent with babies together.

As children grows older and can understand instructions and speak well, then they can have full swing swimming lessons. Babies swimming lessons are a good way to start learning the basics of swimming specially floating and techniques of swimming. There are swimming lessons for babies which are available at YMCA and other swimming school within the area.

In this hub,The benefits of swimming lessons for babies and when to start swimming lessons plus the use of reusable diapers are discussed.

I also included some amazing videos of swimming babies - videos where babies learn how to float and swim in the waters.There are also some swimming lessons videos and information which you can view here. Enjoy the swimming lessons for babies videos but you must read my hub first!

Swimming baby video in Thailand -- part of the advert of a baby powder --

When Should You Start Swimming Lessons for Babies?

  • According to experts however, as young as six months you can start swimming lessons with your baby. Actually there are already swimming lessons for babies three months older and above, so it is really up to the parents if they want to start it earlier. Some swimming school for babies even start as early as when they are newly born.
  • Developmental swimming lessons for children start when they can understand instructions already and and can speak clearly well -- usually at three years old.
  • Somethings need to be considered like, can the baby lift her head already, preparedness in the water like the baby should be liking the water and not scared of it.
  • Parents always accompany their babies during swimming sessions for babies - that is why it is called parent - baby swimming class
  • There are parent - baby swimming class which are available at local YMCA here in the US and you can ask other parents, friends and relatives if which class is better for you as suggested by your healthcare provider.

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NOTE : Generally, in terms of the proper time when to start swimming lessons for babies, the parents should ask the advice of their healthcare provider for options and proper age when to start swimming lessons.

Swimming Lesson Video for Babies

Benefits of Swimming Lessons for Babies

  1. Swimming lessons is real fun/enjoyable
  2. Babies and parent bond together during swimming lessons
  3. Swimming lessons for babies are good because the children will develop will develop the liking for swimming at the very young age and it is a good hobby, making use of their time in a positive way
  4. It is a good exercise, overall exercise of the body, feet, legs, arms and the whole body movements
  5. Since babies are used to like rocking rhythm in the womb of the mother, they will surely love to stay in water
  6. It is good for hand body coordination, agility, maintaining balance and they do better in "grasping things". According to two researchers professors form Lancaster University children who had swimming lessons when they are still a baby is better in balancing exercise in general and they have better ability in reaching for things.

Swimming Lessons for Babies -- Informations on Baby Swimming

Reusable Adjustable Swim Diaper

Why Use Reusable Swim Diaper?

The use of reusable swim diaper is also suggested because you buy only one time and you can use it again. The reusable swim diaper was recommended by a friend to me, I use to buy the commercial ones which are disposable swim diapers. The thing with reusable swim diaper is that you can buy another one again as they grow older and their sizes change. It is economical and easy to use. This reusable swim diaper can also be adjusted. It is also best even if you are not in swimming lessons but just simply swimming with the family.

Swimming Lessons for Babies in Different Ages

Swimming Lessons for Babies : Precautions

When babies are in swimming lesson class with the parent, It is deemed important that you should never leave your baby even when they are resting and in floaters. Pay attention always and be alert. According to American Academy of Pediatrics as stated by BabyCenter, a parent should always be closed to the baby (within armslength) during the baby swimming lesson sessions.

Swimming Lessons Videos for Babies

Swimming Lessons Videos for Babies

Summary/Conclusion

There are lots of benefits that babies can derive from swimming. Researchers found out that it is good for balancing, grasping of things and overall health because it is good for lungs and for exercise. When babies learn swimming at an early age they will develop liking for it and it will become a hobby for them -- a healthy hobby. Babies can also learn to swim at a very young age. Many baby swimming lesson school accept babies as young as two months old, some even accept newborn -- the reason for the newborn being that they are used to the womb of their mother and they will like the water for sure. There are swimming lessons for babies available everywhere and all you need to do is ask your health care providers suggestion on what is the best options for your baby.

For babies who are into swimming, It is suggested to use reusable swim diaper as it is convenient and easy on the budget. You don't need to buy this reusable swim diapers every time you go to your swimming lessons, and some are adjustable, so it is good.

There are also some swimming lesson for babies in videos, but of course the actual swimming lessons for your baby  is the best. When your child reaches a certain age usually three years old and once they can understand instructions, they can enroll in more advance swimming lessons under the supervision of teachers. There is less required supervision form the parents at this stage.

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      Kenny Montgomery 7 years ago

      I think that it is important to get babies used to the water. By getting them in the water at a young age it may eliminate fears of water in the future and it could make them stronger swimmers as they get older. Great hub!

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Jane, wow, you are an instructor, that's awesome for you and your children, reusable swim diaper is awesome too, they are comfortable and easier to use, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Tony, that's good, you're going to do that again with your future baby, smile.. When? Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Christoph Reilly, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks viking, you are one with me, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Auntysa, yeah, they are cute isn't it plus amazing, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      You are right someonewhoknows and I wrote a hub about that, feeling at ease with water birth technique of giving birth - You are def right in your comment, Thanks, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Micky Dee, you're the swimmer and biker, smile, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Wendy that's good you taught your kids about swimming, and reusable swim diaper are awesome, Maita

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      I jumped into the deep end of the pool determined to swim or drown. I don't recommend my way of learning. Great hub Maita!

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      someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I've heard that some babies are delivered in a pool of water as an option for the mother in order to make giving birth easier on the mother because of the support water gives at a certain level that will support the mothers body during the birthing process with the added benefit of allowing the baby to learn to swim immeadiately upon being delivered.Saltwater provides more floatation than plain tap water.epson salts has magnesium in it which also helps relax the muscles.

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      L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

      Yes all children need to be able to swim and teaching them when they are babies is the best idea. The reusable swim diapers are fantastic!

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      Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

      I have no recollection of how I learned to swim. I only remember that I did it from an early age. Very well laid out hub!

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      AuntySa 7 years ago from Austalia

      Cute hub. I really enjoyed the videos. Watching these babies swim makes me smile. I remember when my nephew had his first dive on the swimming pool, everyone is happy.

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      I taught my daughter to swim at just 8 months old, she was swimming long before she walked and loved it!

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      Jane@CM 7 years ago

      Swimming Lessons for babies is an awesome plan. I was a swim instructor myself, so I taught my kids as soon as I felt comfortable taking them into the pool.

      I wish they had reusable swim diapers when my kids were little! Great idea for new moms and dads!

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      I taught my kids when they we toddlers. I love the reusable swim diapers. Great idea.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Yes Pam, babies and children should never leave our eyes anywhere not only during swimming lessons, Thanks as always, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Izzy, yes we wish too, hehe, but they did learn however, this swim diaper are good and there are reusable for greener environment, Thanks Izzy, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Good idea to tell your daughter breakfastpop, I am sure she will learn somethingform this one, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Shari, I bet you are a swimmer, you are a wavegirl, Thanks my dear, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Cris, hehe, you made me smile hehe, The use if reusable diaper is recommended, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks hello, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Anesidora, I like your take about swimming lessons, it is a caring way for children to learn swimming, Thanks my dear, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Heh, Kuya Dave, you're right, a womb is like a water swaddling for the baby, Take care Kuya, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hi kaltopsyd, I was amazed too when I see the vid, huh, Thanks my dear, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      yes katiem, you're right and many thanks for reading this hub, Take care, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks, k9, I am glad you like this one, Maita

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      India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

      Maita, this is a wonderful hub! Babies belong in water safely. Love the water diaper, who Knew? As always, another cool one!

      K9

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      How cool is this...Swimming Lessons for Babies :: The Use of Reusable Swim Diapers :: Swimming Lessons Videos for Babies is a great resource and now with the older siblings going back to school nows the perfect time to teach baby to swim. Thanks :)

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      The commercial video was so cute! Although, I must admit that the second video really startled me - when they just pushed the baby in there. I literally gasped! Haha. I did hear that babies are natural swimmers. It's amazing to actually see it. Thanks for showing me that.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Maita dear: If we stop and think about it common sense should tell us that swimming for a baby would be a natural progression, as baby spends its first nine months of life and growth, inside the womb suspended in water inside mommy's womb. Think about it?

      KUYA Dave.

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      Anesidora 7 years ago from Pandora's Box

      I would say there are some situations in which baby swimming lessons really would be an excellent idea. If you live near a lake or river, or have a pool, it really only makes good sense to provide baby swimming lessons at a very young age. And it certainly couldn't hurt others to be physically and mentally learning in this fun way.

      Sure we used to throw kids in the deep end and see what happened, but more structured baby swimming lessons might be a kinder, less terrifying experience for the babe!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Well put-together information with all the pros and cons. Well done

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I was in a hotel pool last month, where a mother had the kid in a cloth diaper in the pool... I got out quick!!!!

      great post, Maita!!!

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      Ah pretty is back..and just in time. Excellent information as always, on teaching babies to swim. Sure beats the way my dad taught me, at a year old he threw me in the water. .and that was all she wrote! Thumbs up:)

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Fascinating hub. I will tell my daughter about this one. My grand daughter is ready to learn how to swim.

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      IzzyM 7 years ago from UK

      I wish swim diapers had been around when my babies were babies. They'd have learned to swim much younger :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Miata, I have heard of babies swimming so young and I think it is fine as long as you are right there if there is a problem. Interesting hub.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Mam Revlady, once the babies are used to it, they will love it. That is why it is recommended for the parent to stay on their baby's side always during the swimming lessons, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Paradise7, smile and thanks for your nice comment, Maita

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      This presentation was excellent as is all your hubs. Personally, swimming babies make me a little nervous.

      Thanks for sharing,

      Forever His,

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Good hub! I'd recommend swimming for babies. They get used to the water, right away. And those swim diapers are the best thing since sliced bread.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi humagaia, my parents are not that overly protective either so we learned a lot -- in terms of survival, skills and swimming of course, I love swimming, Thank you, Take care, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi zzron, It is advisable and there's nothing wrong in it but yes some are reluctant, me at first as well, but I see that it is good for babies, Thank you for commenting, Maita

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      Charles Fox 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm old school. Just throw them in when they are very young. The nasal reflex kicks in and they float to the top quite easily and without any problems.

      Saves a lot of time and energy later on.

      these days we are too busy molly coddling children. Killing all the germs that they need to get immunity. Rapping them up in cotton wool and not letting them out 'cos the bogey-man will get them. Waiting 'til they get older to start swimming lessons.

      Good hub but wasted on me.

      Sorry.

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      zzron 7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Great info although I'm not sure I'm comfortable with these ideas.