Why are Babies at ease in the water?
Babies have spent 9 months in the womb so when they are born they have a natural affinity for water, but their confidence dies quite quickly if they are not in contact with water, or if the parents try to keep water from going over their face. we advise parents to continue pouring water over their face at bath time or letting the shower run down their face. This is one of the main reasons we believe it’s best to start swimming as early as possible, from birth where ever possible. Les Bébés Amphibies will teach your baby or child the life saving skills that could one day save their lives.
What reflexes do Bébés Amphibies use?
The laryngeal reflex which is often known as the gag reflex. This allows the baby to instinctively holding its breath to avoid inhaling water as soon as baby feels water on its face, nose, throat, but Bébés Amphibies use this reflex to create conditional reflexes that can save your child’s life. following this Les Bébés Amphibies teach them to control their breathing before they go underwater with repetitive words,
As we progress through the sessions you’ll be surprised at how fast your little Bébés Amphibies learns the aquatic safety skills. They also learn to blow bubbles while they’re underwater, this gives them a sense of being in full control.
When can I start the swimming lessons with my baby?
Right from the start! You don’t even need to wait until your baby has had his or her vaccinations before they go swimming, this isn’t just our opinion, it’s also confirmed by the NHS: The NHS say you can take your baby swimming at any time, even before they’ve had their injections.
Pools today make the chances of transmitting infections very unlikely, And what is more, the diseases that your baby is inoculated against can’t be passed on in chlorinated water. So there is no minimum age to start swimming with Les Bébés Amphibies International!