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How do babies swim underwater (how to prepare a baby for immersion?)




Babies do not have the physical ability to swim on their own, so they must be carefully prepared and supported when they are immersed in water. To prepare a baby for immersion in water, parents should take the following steps:


  1. Start by introducing the baby to water in a controlled environment, such as a baby bathtub or a shallow pool.

  2. Gradually introduce the baby to deeper water, supporting them with your hands and providing plenty of verbal encouragement.

  3. Encourage the baby to kick and move their arms and legs to help them become more comfortable and confident in the water.

  4. Never leave the baby unattended in the water, and always keep a close eye on them to ensure their safety.As the baby becomes more comfortable and confident in the water, you can gradually introduce them to more advanced swimming techniques, such as blowing bubbles and moving their arms and legs in a swimming motion.


Overall, preparing a baby for immersion in water requires patience, care, and close supervision. By introducing the baby to the water gradually and providing plenty of support and encouragement, you can help them develop the skills and confidence they need to enjoy swimming safely.


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