Happy National Baby Swimming Week, guys!
What IS National Baby Swimming Week?
“Now in its second year, National Baby Swimming Week is a time to discover all the joys and benefits of baby swimming for babies and parents alike.
National Baby Swimming Week, in association with Childs Farm, is brought to you by Water Babies and supported by Yeo Valley, Mothercare, Piccolo, STA, Swim England and Baby Buddy.” (NBSW website)
The aim of the week is to improve health & fitness, enhance coordination & confidence, and also equip our babies with potentially life saving skills. It can be done from birth, even before their first jabs, as long as the water is above 30 degrees Celsius for a baby older than 12 weeks and/or heavier than 12 lbs, or 32 degrees Celsius for smaller and/or younger babies.
Here are the benefits of swimming from birth…
How can we get involved?
You can find your nearest Water Babies lessons on the search function here! Get booked in and get those little ones active and a swimming like a pro in no time at all!
There is loads of useful information about choosing a suitable class for your child on the National Baby Swimming Week website here.
The team at National Baby Swimming week are holding an awesome competition to win one of ten sets of swimwear; click the image below to enter on their website!
Tell us your experiences of taking the wee ones swimming in the comments; we loooove to hear from you!
Love from Katie. Xx