Thousands of families will soon be jetting off on their summer holidays. However, the joy of sun, sand, sea and playing in the water can soon be shattered by hidden dangers
Tragically, drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death among children in the UK and in most cases it’s the shock of sudden submersion that causes children to panic. However, baby swimming lessons will teach children vital life saving skills so they’ll be less likely to experience fear if they do accidently fall in.
Taking babies to swimming classes from a young age increases their confidence and safety in the water as Paul Thompson, co-founder of leading baby swimming company Water Babies, explains: “Having spent nine months suspended in water in the womb, babies generally love the familiar sensation of floating in warm water,” he says. “The repetitive movements of bouncing and splashing provide a great stimulation for their sense of motion and balance.”
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