bathing and swimming

baby swimming

Bath time is a great opportunity to tech your baby multitude of skills.
 
I recommend bathing your baby in a toddler style tub from 2 moths of age. The feeling of water surrounding her body, the buoyancy, difference in movement can only be experienced in sufficient enough water which facilitates critical thinking, sensory experiances and gross motor development.


​TUBS, TOYS 
and ACCESSORIES

2 IN 1 TUB AND BLOOM PAD

This would be my choice of tub. 
I would not use the green plastic insert, I would instead use the Bloom pad to provide safety, softness and comfort for baby and the parents.

Similar tubs sold in IKEA.  

CUSHY TUB

For parents who choose to bathe their baby in an supported tub I recommend this tub with a soft mattress.

SHOWER CHAIR

Water pouring from a shower is also a unique experience. This chair is an option to bathe with your baby in the shower. 

Also great if you only have a shower in your apartment. 

COZY TUB

Some parents are afraid to loose their baby in a toddler tub due to slippery soap conditions. For those parents this is a great alternative.

This tub can also be used for babies who have difficulty sitting well. 

UMBRELLA SET

QUACK STACK

BOAT SET

DRIPDRIP TOY

SUBMARINE

FERRY BOAT

RESCUE BOAT

COLOR ME BATH SQUIRTS

WIND UP FLOATERS

SWIMMING

Teaching your baby swimming promotes great gross motor skills and critical thinking skills.

If you have the opportunity to sign up for a baby swimming class I recommend doing so as early as 2 months of age!

You will most likely not use flotation devices in the class but the flotation devices are great to use when you swim with your baby on your own time.

Most of the flotation devices keep the baby in an upright position. It is good for safety but it will ruin your baby's natural instincts of swimming. 

Here is a list of the flotation devices I recommend and use when I work with babies in the pool.

BABY SWIMMING HALF RING


Very safe and my favorite tool.

Keeps your baby's head out of the water, keeps arm up and forward while baby is experiencing independent flotation.

TODDLER SWIMMING FLOATER


Very safe and my favorite tool as well.

Helps your toddler to float, keep the arms up.

SWIM SHOES

INFANT NEOPREME SUIT

TODDLER+ NEOPREME SUIT