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Turning skills are a vital component of water safety for babies and young children. It is important for babies to learn how to turn to safety, whether it’s towards a parent, a ledge, or the side of the pool. This skill can be introduced to babies who have good breath control and have been attending regular swimming lessons, usually between 8 to 12 months of age.
At 9 months, Evie is demonstrating great independence in the water, including floating and pulling herself up on a shallow ledge. This article provides tips for parents to encourage and support this development while maintaining safety.