Benefits of baby swimming for you and your child
Once your child is ready and you have chosen a course, you can start with baby swimming. This is a playful way for your baby to get to know the element of water and to develop its natural urge to move. Buoyancy in the water makes movement easier. This way, children can discover their body intensively and build up muscles effectively at the same time. In order to support your baby in the best possible way, you will learn important hand/arm movements and techniques. This way, your child can make the most of the movement possibilities in the water and feel safe and secure.
But it is not only your baby's muscles and immune system that are strengthened during water familiarisation. Baby swimming also makes an important contribution to the physical and biological development of your baby. Your child's posture, motor skills, coordination and balance improve . The intensive contact between parents and baby in the water, the physical closeness and the shared experience strengthen trust and the emotional bond. Your baby develops healthy self-confidence and social behaviour at an early age.
Various water games and the use of different toys allow the baby an easy access to the element of water. Most baby swimming courses also use music. It is scientifically proven that singing helps to promote language . Repeating the songs reinforces rituals. Usually, a welcoming and a farewell song are sung, and a few others complement the games and movement exercises.