If there is a very special moment in a child's life, it is when they finally learn to swim. For many it is something that comes completely natural, since they do not have afraid of water and they do not hesitate to dive into a pool without any fear.
For others, it is much more difficult to get unwind in the water at one point, and they need a 'nudge' from their parents for this to have a successful solution. With patience and time, learning to swim becomes a great experience that will give way to multiple games under the water.
So that children definitely lose their fear of water and when they grow up they are able to swim on their own, many experts recommend the midwifery when they are babies. This is because mom and baby enjoy pool days tutored while they experience skin-to-skin contact and incidentally establish affective ties unique.
In addition, in this way we will help the baby to find stimuli and you will be able to wake up in many ways, since in addition to contact with the water you will have to play with the elements that are introduced into the pool, and will become familiar with the environment. This will help them to want to jump into the water when they are older and can have the psychomotor ability to alternate legs and arms to move through the water.
When they are a little older, we can put into practice certain tricks to make it easy for them to learn to swim with love and patience:
- Floats and sleeves: So that children look independent but do not suffer when seeing that they are 'alone in the face of danger', it is best that they have these points of support. It can be some sleeves, or a float that they hold on with the help of the parents, so that they try to stay straight but do not feel abandoned in the water.
- A cork: This element is always present in swimming pools and is most useful for children to learn to swim easily. What we are trying to do with it is to place the child holding it horizontally so that it can kick and move, and then we can change it to the area of the feet with which we will hold it so that in this case it exercises the arms.
- Hold them by the abdomen: What children think when they have to swim without help is that they will not get float, and many get very nervous about not having the help of the cuffs for example. To do this, we have to put our hand on her abdomen in a very light way so that it looks subject but so that we can withdraw it as it splashes.
- Water games: The most important thing for the child to lose his fear once and for all and dare to float and swim without help is to see the moment of the pool as an absolute game. For this, we can accompany the exercises of songs, saints and dives so that you also learn to dive and see it all as one big party.
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