Newborn Swimming: When and Why?

Newborn Swimming: When and Why? | CloudMom

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Hi mamas!  Well, summer’s over but if you have a new baby, you’re probably still wondering when to start swimming lessons.  In  today’s vlog, I talk about why introducing your baby to swimming early on is a great idea.

Lenny Krayzelburg Weighs In

Lenny Krayzelburg a four-time Olympic gold medalist in swimming, contributed his thoughts to today’s vlog.  Lenny – we are thrilled to have your expertise up on CloudMom!  Lenny discusses the benefits of swimming for babies and why pool safety for kids is so important.

Speaking from personal experience, I have to say that the more I introduced my babies to the water and the earlier I did this, the more comfortable they were swimming.  One of my oldest children started quite late and he now loves swimming but at around 4-6 years of age he wouldn’t go in the water as eagerly as his siblings. Meanwhile, my girls who have been in the water since they were a few months old don’t want to get OUT of the water.

Watch my vlog for more on why you should consider starting swimming lessons early for your little ones. 

When did you start swimming lessons for your baby?  Weigh in below!


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  • maggyL

    I totally agree. My son has been in swimming lessons since he was 6 months old. He is now 8 months and still the youngest baby in his class. My main reason was my fear of him drowning- even though he isn’t around water often. His teacher has told me that babies have memory of being in water in the womb and it’s better to start them early. I blow in his face and he goes under water with no issue, we only do it once since he’s so little. He is learning water safety and how to get in and out of the pool if he jumped in. He enjoys being in the water for his 30 minute class. He kicks and splashes in the water after the floating toys. He eats and naps really well afterwards. I want him to continue lessons until he can swim on his own.

    • http://www.cloudmom.com/about Melissa Lawrence

      that’s amazing, totally agree great to start kids this early!