This week I've taken Caleb swimming for the first time in ages. Hes previously been twice in his life due to my body image problems, so this week I decided to take him and make a regular thing of it. Hes loving it. He tries to kick his legs and splashes non stop. I bought him a floatie seat and he spends half the time in there while I swim him up and down the pool and the other half i take him out and we play.
I love that at that age they seem to have no fear of the water and as I didnt do it with Sophie and always felt guilty that she didnt swim until a couple of years ago, I want Caleb to have confidence and swim early on. I wouldnt be surprised if he does too.
Being a boy, his favourite thing has to be sitting on the poolside and jumping into my arms though, which causes much hilarity.
Does anyone have any tips or pointers for me as a novice swim mumma ? If so I'd love to hear how your little ones learnt to swim.