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10 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Baby Swimming In The Water

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Baby boy playing with sinky toy poolside at Northern Arena
  1. Water Safety. Tragically New Zealand is among the worst in the developed world for its drowning statistic. Nothing should be more important than safety!

  2. All babies have primitive and postural reflexes, one of which is the Mammalian Reflex which is strong between 0-6 months and enables them to naturally breath-hold when submerged.

  3. It’s a great physical and mental activity that strengthens gross and fine motor skills, plus you’ll get a bit of exercise as well.

  4. Coordination and balance are enhanced, Research at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology shows babies who swim have better balance and can grasp objects more easily than non-swimmers.

  5. A research study through Griffith University shows positive foundations in maths and language and attributes this to swimming lessons for children under 6 years of age.

  6. Safety is paramount and skills are taught throughout the lessons, educating parents to help keep children safer in and around the water.

Cool Babies Learn to Swim at Northern Arena

7. Social skills and self esteem are developed through interaction with other children and positive encouragement from parents.

8. Your child will develop a trusting relationship with you as it’s an amazing bonding experience in a relaxed and fun environment and perfect for coffee groups!

9. As your child grows, they will learn to obey instructions – we teach children to enter the water only when instructed to do so and we also teach them the importance of taking turns.

10. Warm water relaxes your baby, and swimming stimulates their appetite. For you, the good news is improved sleeping and eating patterns!


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