Babies have a natural affinity with water. Become totally free in the water as it is a very similar environment to where they lived during pregnancy. We all have an innate reflex, but is generally higher in babies up to 6 months of age, allowing them to hold their breath underwater naturally and provides a gentle introduction to diving.
Today the baby swimming or Matroswimming (swimming baby with the mother), has become a popular activity among parents. Babies have a natural affinity with water they love the feeling of floating in warm water. Although infants lack the strength, coordination and motor skills to swim in the water, can swim short distances underwater from an early age. This is accomplished through special training where children learn to hold your breath and take advantage of the reflexes that are in training.
There are countless benefits granted early swimming in babies, among them are:
Assists in the development of motor skills: Strength is built through the development of muscles; swimming can help your baby walk early, because coordination and motor skills associated with that develop when swimming, as well as balance.
They lose their fear of water, aid in their emotional development: As they grow, babies may lose confidence in the water and may even be afraid of the water. The fact go swimming with your baby from an early age teaches them to enjoy the experience and gain confidence and security in the water. Swimming can prevent early traumatic experiences some children experience when swimming.
Language development aid: Language development can also see improved through swimming. Babies are in constant interaction with their mother or instructor throughout the sessions. The instructor also provides a verbal stimulus through teaching. Babies also try to communicate with peers and imitate.
Help in the physical development: The swimming is also excellent to strengthen the heart, lungs and muscles. And also helps boost the immunity of the baby. Babies love to be immersed in warm water at temperatures suitable for them. Regular swimming seems to relax a lot.
Helps to improve sleep patterns and appetite: Water is a natural environment for the baby. Babies feel secure within this environment. The swimming as a regular activity in the baby’s life is a very special moment for him and his mother and further develops the maternal bond, even in babies who sleep little at night can help the baby settle to sleep more easily. Furthermore, many mothers say that swimming stimulates appetite in children.
Learn about safety: Your baby will learn valuable skills in the water that may one day save their lives. From an early age, babies are taught to fall into the water and reach the shore and hold until help arrives, and other activities that teach them to stay safe on the water.