Can my baby learn to swim underwater?

30 April 2021

Can my baby do it?

Swim underwater or out of the water … Learning to swim can be done from a very young age. And it’s even recommended for your baby’s confidence development.

Swimming with my baby in immersion

Immersion to learn to swim plays an important role in developing your baby’s confidence. What parents love is watching their baby glide towards them like a submarine when they are underwater!

How can baby learn to swim underwater?

Because babies have natural reflexes, preventing water from entering their lungs when their face is immersed.

From the first weeks, babies naturally make rhythmic, coordinated movements and stop breathing underwater. After 6 months, this beneficial reflex in learning to swim eventually diminishes. Why? Because baby is taking control of his breathing when he goes in the water.

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