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I just posted about how my son has loved the water since day one and has no fear when it comes to submerging himself.
Well someone mentioned A video they had seen about a newborn swimming (I can't remember who mentioned it now)
But I did some research on this toPic and HOLY MOSES ITS COOL!
There are a bunch of videos and all kinds of instructions to teach your young baby how to swim starting as young as day one but suggested to wait Til 5 days to 1 week of age.
Well Tuckr is closer to 3 weeks now and I'm goin to start using bathtub techniques to get him started. This is really cool. They use it a lot for drowning prevention. So if a young child falls in a pool it will be able to swim to the side of the pool or flip over and float on its back.
Its neat! I'm posting links to a couple videos
So we had our first lesson! I just gently laid Tuckr in the tub about half full of water and held up his head with one hand and massaged his arms and legs and his body and dripped water over him. I put my hands on either side of his head like in the video and swished him around until he was comfortable and he started to float. Then I switched to one hand and continued to massage him and let him float and relax. He was instinctively moving his arms and legs in swimming like fashion. We continued this for several minutes.
I plan on repeating this for a week or so or longer until I feel he can float alone and let go. We will try after a week if he keeps up the good work! I feel this was very successful! A very good first session!
The classes are crazy expensive but we tried to get Lily into them two summers in arow since we're often at my parent's house who has a pool. The only instructor near here though has had some issues and took time off so it didn't pan out.
It's amazing. Tuckr has felt "light" in the water. When takes a bath all I have done is support his head with one hand like the second video I posted because he floats so well on his own. So tonight we are going to have our first lesson. I am going to video tape it and report back with my findings!!!