May 21, 2010

Swimming Aids for Kids and Adults

For some children, going into the water at all is very intimidating. Swimming aids can be particularly useful in these cases. You can place one or more of them near the water where the child can see and touch them. Explain that they are toys to use in the water and let the child become familiar with them on dry land. In this way, they can serve as transition objects that the child can hold onto while entering the water and use in the water. You can help the child become more comfortable with a particular aid by using it yourself; if you model it, it will seem less intimidating to the child.

Time spent in the water can be beneficial in a variety of ways. Swimming, or even walking in the water, can be very relaxing. It can help soothe away stress and raise one’s spirits. It can also be an excellent and enjoyable cardiovascular workout and provide a fun way to work specific muscles. For people who have injuries or disabilities, water can provide a degree of freedom that is not possible anywhere else... read more

May 14, 2010

Baby Swimwear

Babies can learn to love the water early on so that they do not develop fears and can later learn to swim. The following are some things to think about when shopping for baby swimwear.

The first thing to think about is the size of the baby swimwear. Anything too large could really turn into a safety hazard. You don't want to buy a too-big suit only to see that it's accidentally choking your child when they get into the water. Additionally, too tight swimwear items can be painful and make it difficult for your child to enjoy the water, move around, and even breathe. Get the size right so that your baby is as happy as can be in the water.

Safety is everything when it comes to baby swimwear. Consider the fabrics out of which this item is made. Babies often have very sensitive skin. Thus, it is important to look for swimwear that is made out of natural or hypo-allergenic materials... read more

May 07, 2010

Baby Swimming Aids

Swimming aids can help to give your baby a confidence boost as they learn how to swim properly, and they can also make swimming more fun.

Baby swimming aids come in a number of different forms: armbands, suits, rings, and floats.

The best type for your baby will depend on his or her age and swimming ability... read more