Some days they are full of energy and others they need plenty of sleep. Parents and teachers should be aware of this and plan swimming lessons and practice accordingly.
Babies are little individuals!
Once a baby is tired and has had enough it is time to stop swimming and hop out of the pool. This may not be at the end of the lesson: very young babies may not be able to make it to the end of each lesson – tiredness, hunger or a sense of being overwhelmed can contribute to ending the swimming experience.
Signs that a baby has had enough:
- Rubbing eyes or excessive blinking
- Grumbling or crying for no reason
- Lack of attention
If you can read baby’s body language you can provide a high quality and positive swimming experience. This will produce a good learning environment with happy and positive swimmers and parents.