my boy is 4 months old now. his first swimming was falling on his full month when i took him 1st haircut.Since the 1st swimming session, i take him to visit the swimming centre to swim every sunday.The boy looks strong and his brain develops better.
My boy is 9month. I take him to swim occasionally. Put him in a float to kick water. He doesn't really like to kick water. Seems like enjoying suntanning more. Do you have any idea to make baby want to swim more?
Has anyone tried submerging their bb into the water totally and they can actually survived underwater ? I've seen documentary where those ang moh have their bb thrown into the water and immediately they can swim and they can hold their breath too ! Amazing !
Hi... just want to share some of my experience. I have a 11month old baby.
bluemarine - i think you shld let your baby try it in the tub first. I bought a big plastic tub like the ones sold in taka and let my baby try for his first few months and he loved it so when i transferred him to the pool, he just kept on kicking while floating as well
mambopolice - too cold! my baby tried it and he was shivering haha i hurriedly pulled him out after 5 min. I bought him around 11ish and 4ish instead. We have shaded area so I just stay in that area with him.
I also wanted to form a group for infant swimming, so glad to know that you are organising. May I know which swimming complex are you intending to go? (think can choose location). I am interested, but do you know if they are strict on baby's age? because my girl is only 5mths old in June.
Currently I have 2 responses & is still waiting for another 3. I have not decide on the swimming complex yet as it will depend where the rest are staying. Will try to find one which is convenient to everyone. The swimming course will be conducted during weekend. Hopefully they have available slot. Maybe you drop them an email to check if they are willing to accept 5mths old infant.
When my son was around 4mths, I took him to the pool... as long as the BB is healthy... I think shld be alright. Try not to use a float if you are 1st time introducing BB to the pool, hug BB close to you and give assurance tat you will always there. BB will gradually relax and enjoy the water.
I just bought the package (consists of tub, thermometer, neck float and 1 trail at shop - harbourfront) Looking for interested buyer as its too water consuming. Bought it on 1st July. Anybody intersted?
How is the swimming lessons going on? We taught our kids when they were between 2 mths and 8 mths. They were able to swim underwater by themselves after a couple of months. Indedendant swimming about 2 years after they develope their neck muscles. Ask them now whether they learn to walk or swim first... they cannot remember. Let me know if you need advice. GB
I bought my son to this huaxia babies swimming place in harbour front shopping centre. I took their swimming and massage package for my son. Last time when he as younger, he likes it. Knows how to kick and turn himself around.
Recently i brought him there again to try to complete his last two sessions, he cried the minute i put him in. Guess he is now bigger at 10 months old, and not used to seeing strangers already. Now, i may pass the last two sessions to my friend's daughter instead. But i am wondering also if i should start him in public pools, and what will i need?
I brought my son (3.5mths) for a swim at a condo baby pool.He liked it so much n we jt carried him w/o any float.We'll prefer 2 go in e evening if it is a hot sun in the afternoon as the water will be warm instead of cold.Moreover the water in the condo baby pool will be cleaner than the public pool.Recently I just bought a ring n arm float 4 him which is suitable fr 3mth-24mth.