The baby bath will seem huge to you only for the first two months of your baby’s life. As soon as it becomes cramped for him, bathing can be turned from a simple hygiene procedure into a healing and restorative one. So you need to teach your child to swim.
Teaching a baby to swim in infancy is due to a number of reasons. After all, newborns, literally just left the aquatic environment, have innate reflexes that are indispensable for swimming — including the ability to hold their breath. If you do not teach your baby to dive, then by four months this reflex will completely fade away. Keep in mind that bathing has a beneficial effect on the children’s body, contributing to the overall strengthening of muscles, improving blood circulation, and so on.
The first swimming lesson is a big responsibility for parents. Here it is important to study the relevant literature as carefully as possible, and even better — to attend special courses, where you will receive both the necessary instruction and all the necessary skills to act in “extraordinary” situations. You can also arrange with a specialist to conduct the first lesson under his supervision.
You can teach a baby to swim in an ordinary “adult” bath, to maintain the hygiene of which you only need to periodically wash it with soda. Too warm water is not welcome, because the environment that is comfortable for the child will not encourage him to swim. So the water should be invigorating, but not too cold. Parents will need a water thermometer to check the temperature. In the process of learning, you will also have to take into account the mood of the baby — if the child is naughty, it is better to postpone the planned event. You will be able to see serious results of your work only closer to the year, so you will definitely have to be patient. When your baby grows out of the “adult” bathroom, then it will be possible to visit the pool (baby group) with him.
Regular lessons will bring a stunning effect — your baby will be able not only to learn to swim at an early age, but also provide himself with excellent health and excellent mood. So parents do not need to give up if something does not work right away. After all, the effect in any case is worth all the effort, since swimming affects the overall development of the baby and helps to strengthen his immunity.