Just because your baby hasn’t learned to walk, it may seem odd to take them to a swimming pool. But water activities can help them build cognitive functions, physical strength, and increase the bonds between mother and child. Read on below for some of the benefits:
Improves Cognitive Functioning
It may seem like your child is simply kicking, gliding, or smacking the water while giggling uncontrollably, but all those things together help your baby’s brain grow! While swimming, they move their arms while kicking their legs, which means their brain is registering the tactile sensation of water – plus its resistance. Swimming is also a social experience, which furthers this activity’s brain-boosting power.
Babies need their strength to hold their head up, crawl, and eventually walk. Swim-time provides just the right amount of water resistance for muscle development and coordination. It also promotes cardiovascular health and will help strengthen you baby’s heart, lungs, brain, and blood vessels.
Improves Quality Time Between Mommy and Baby
Getting in the water with your baby builds one-on-one bonding between you and your child. They will look to you for warmth and support, and since this activity involves skin-to-skin contact, it’s a wonderful way to spend quality time together.
We’re thrilled to announce Mommy & Me, a new parent and child swim class that teaches basic water skills, while allowing our members to spend quality time with their children. Come join us and help your child become more comfortable in the water as they also participate in fun activities like singing songs and playing with toys.
To sign up for Mommy & Me classes or to learn more information, contact Eric Geeb at firstname.lastname@example.org.