I don’t know how to swim!! Hahahah… Ikhlas ni bagitau 😀
On the other hand, my husband is a professional swimmer. He represented Malaysia in SEA Games when he was 10 years old in swimming. Taddaaaa… Hahhaha..
We have decided to teach Bella to swim at very early age.. Sometimes I think we are very kiasu parents 😉 So, we bought this book titled How To Teach Your Baby To Swim.. Keyword here is BABY!! Yes, not need to wait until 5 or 7 or whatever age.. baby can swim!!
We have started familiarize Bella with water at very early age. If I’m not mistaken, it was when she was about 2 weeks old, right after her umbilical cord detached 😀 ~super kiasu!!
This is her picture when she was less than 1 month old, listening to her daddy brief her on how to swim.. Hehehhe…
That’s Bella again at less than 1 month old.. She definitely loves water..
Once she’s ok with water. we put her in this floating device for baby which surrounds her neck nicely and let her float in the pool 🙂 Nope, don’t worry, she wasn’t alone in the pool. Daddy was in there too.. In this position, she will learn how to use her legs and hands.. This was at 2 month old..
We also did this in the bathtub.. while allowing her to float, we slowly introduced water from the shower tap. This is to train her to close her eyes and hold her breathe under the shower tap.
Faking the current in the jacuzzi 😀 Serabai kan rambut Bella. This was taken at about 3 month old before we decided to fully shaved her hair.. We are running out of hair style for her!! Hehehhe…
No she doesn’t know how to swim yet. At this point of time, she is comfortable being in the water. She is still learning how to use her hands and legs to swim. We would love to bring her to the pool more often but unfortunately work (and bad weather!!) always interfere.. Haih… Biler nak pandai nih??
I would love to hear from anyone who has experience teaching their baby swimming at early age 🙂
So, now.. who wants to teach ME how to swim?? 😀
P/S: Please please please don’t simply do like what I wrote here unless you have read the book “How To Teach Your Baby To Swim” or you know signs of aspiration or CPR!!