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    Default Swimming lessons

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    What age did you start swimming lessons for your bub?

    Do you think 4 months old would be a good age to start or too early?

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    I started DD at 3.5 months. They don't really do much but it does get the water and she seems to enjoy it!
    We have been working on word association and she now prepares on cue to get splashed or go underwater.
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    6 months, once they have had all their first year injections. Most classes won't take you before then.
    There is a great app called Babyswim which teaches you how to start in the bath with cues and splashing before going in the pool.

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    I like to take them from 6-12 months but I will accept bubs before that if the parents want to do it that way! You can just start with a cup of water in the bath and teach bubs to hold their breath. Use the "Name, ready, go!" cue then tip the water over their head...they soon learn that they need to hold their breath when under water. You'll be a step ahead when you do start!

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    The U-Swim website is great, check it out!

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    4 months. But my local rec centre did lessons especially for bubs under 6 months. More just exercise for mummies with bubs but it was fun.

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    We started DD at 4 months simply for something to do! It was a good activity to fill in the morning for us.

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    DS started at 5 months.

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    4.5mths - many offer classes from 4mths.

    DS is 9mths now and loves it! As soon as we arrive in the carpark he knows and gets so excited. At this age it's just water association, with fun singing, nursery rhymes etc

    He already knows to hold his breath, kick his legs at right time, and is starting to hold on to the side of the pool too (supported of course). The instructor said this is all very early though, we are just lucky!

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    We started at 6 months, because the local swim school wouldn't take them any younger. Its been great though and now at age 2 she is really enjoying it and confident in the water and still going swimming every week. I'm glad we started it.


 

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