Being in the water is a wonderful sensory time for a baby. It helps develop cognitive and physical awareness, builds confidence and is a great bonding experience. You will be surprised by what your baby can achieve in a short space of time whilst having lots of fun too.
There is a lot of emphasis on water safety in the lessons. Making sure a baby can turn, float and get themselves to the side of the pool with ease is all part of their lesson ‘milestone’ progress.
It’s incredibly rewarding sharing in your baby’s developments and achievements and at your first lesson you will be given a pack that will give you further insight into just what your baby will achieve along with a treasure chest of activities you can enjoy at bath time to associate positive water experiences every step of the way.
We suggest that you bring 2 warm towels to the lessons if the venue does not provide these. We also operate a double nappy/ Happy Nappy policy. You can buy happy nappies from http://www.splashabout.com
Not at all, You will be able to stand up in the lessons and we will guide you every step of the way. Though we also offer swimming lessons for adults too!
You don’t need to wait until your baby is vaccinated before they start their lessons. Further details can be found on the NHS website.
You can start lessons from birth however we advise checking the specific swimming pool to check what classes are offered as it depends on a number of factors including the pool temperature.
Babies often get colds and you should be ok to continue swimming unless you baby has a fever or is vomiting or has diarrhoea.
It’s quite common for babies to take a bit of time to adjust to their lessons. Sometimes physiological developments and milestones can also impact a baby’s progress. Give it time and be persistent with your attendance and you will see positive results and a happy baby who enjoys being in the water.
We suggest that you wait at least 60 minutes minutes after feeding your baby or toddler before you attend your swimming lesson.
To ensure the protection and privacy of the other students we are unable to allow any video’s or photos to be taken of the lessons.