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    Quote Originally Posted by kb90 View Post
    I actually heard that babies cant breathe underwater like hsa been said. i always thought this too until my younger brother actually showed me an interview with a Dr who stated that they can only breath in the sac as the cord is attached which is their breathing source but after the cord is removed they dont have that ability. something about the lungs. But i always thought their throat closed up or something so not sure baout the whole underwater thing. i think more than anything it would just be a reaction to know to close their mouths otherwise i doubt there would be so many drownings with little babies
    um.... no human can breath underwater unless they're in a womb.. no ones said babies can breath under water. Babies have splash reflex until a certain age that stops them breathing momentarily when water is on their face. Thats it

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    Um yeah babies can't breathe underwater lol.

    We started DS at 12 months...I believe the bathtub is enough for 'water familiarisation' prior to then.

    I don't fancy exposing my baby to all of the chemicals in pool water when they are still so little.

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    As a family, we spend a lot of time around pools, river, creeks,.lakes, the ocean, so it wasn't an option for me to put it off.

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    I started DD at 6 months and she absolutely loves the water. the sooner you can get them used to splashing around/falling in/turning back to the ledge, the better I think.

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    Thanks everyone that's awesome info I can't thank each post from my phone but thank you to each post.


 

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