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    Default What age for babies to start swimming

    Thanks ladies, my biggest worry was the germs if he swallowed some of the water. Sounds like he can have a bit of a paddle soon but leave lessons for a while yet.

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    Default Re: What age for babies to start swimming

    My dd is almost 2, I want to start her on swim lessons as she loves being in water!

    Can anyone recommend a good one in the eastern suburbs of melbourne? I actually can't find any :-(

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    6 months + .. For us at least ..as for Swimming lessons well my girl is 4 and has never had one ..apart from myself or her dad teaching her ... I find swimming classes for babies a joke .. You can teach them yourself .. My girl swims fantastic at almost 4 and has never had a lesson .. (She can dive in and collect things from the bottom of pool )....

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    We started proper lessons at 6 months, but we did 'baby play' which was getting used to water from about 4 months (but you can start at 3 months).

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    Default What age for babies to start swimming

    I always wanted to start dd at 6mths something nice for us to do together but didn't happen I finally started her in the 2nd term of this year so she was around 4 and 9mths. She has come a long way and is starting arm movements can jump in pool collect things from the floor of pool to also her water awareness is much better.

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    Default What age for babies to start swimming

    We are starting at 12 months. Can't wait!

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    DS first went swimming at 8 weeks and started lessons at about 5 months old. He absolutely loves water and swimming.

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    Default What age for babies to start swimming

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    6 months + .. For us at least ..as for Swimming lessons well my girl is 4 and has never had one ..apart from myself or her dad teaching her ... I find swimming classes for babies a joke .. You can teach them yourself .. My girl swims fantastic at almost 4 and has never had a lesson .. (She can dive in and collect things from the bottom of pool )....
    True... But it's a nice way of getting them used to water and lots of other kids in the water plus it's a good bonding experience for DH as he loves being in the water with DD

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    Default What age for babies to start swimming

    DD started swim lessons at 4 months at an indoor pool which mainly focuses on babies and kids ( Superfish Swim Centre at Pacific Pines). The program is fantastic. She is 14 months now and has never been sick from the pool or had any infections.

    They teach skills to hold the wall, climb out after falling in etc. Now she can push off the step and hold her breath while kicking towards me, fall in off the wall and turn back to grab the wall, and open her eyes underwater to grab objects.

    It is such a valuable skill. DH and I were both very competitive swimmers when we were younger but would have never had the skills to teach her ourselves.

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    We started lessons at 4 months but DD didn't really get a lot out of them until around 6 months. Next bub we'll start at 6 months and just play around in the big bath until then


 

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