Conditioning is a gentle and safe method that new parents can use to teach their babies breath control in the water. By conditioning your baby to hold their breath on the verbal trigger “NAME Read Go,” you can prepare them for their first underwater experience outside of the womb. Remember to always stay calm and relaxed during conditioning, as your baby will react according to your body language. Learning to swim should be a positive experience for both you and your baby. With regular practice, your baby will eventually learn to hold their breath on cue, and swimming will become a fun and safe activity for both of you to enjoy.
Learn how to overcome nervousness when taking your baby for a bath time swimming lesson. Tips include observing the routine, talking calmly, being flexible, and focusing on floating.