Discover Aquatics offers Parent Tot Classes starting at 4 months!
Here are some great benefits to getting into the water with your baby!
When your baby is not even old enough to walk, it may seem silly to take them to the pool. But there are so many benefits to splashing around and gliding through the water besides the fact that your little one looks super cute in a bathing suit.
Studies demonstrate that spending time in the pool helps babies become more self-confident and intelligent ''yes, really!''. Being in the water engages your baby tiny body in a completely unique way, creating billions of new neurons as your sweetie kicks, glides, and smacks at the water.
Swimming Improves Cognitive Functioning
Bilateral cross-patterning movements, which use both sides of the body to carry out an action, help your baby brain grow.
Cross-patterning movements build neurons throughout the brain, but especially in the corpus callosum, which facilitates communication, feedback, and modulation from one side of the brain to another. Down the road, this improves:
When swimming, your baby moves their arms while kicking their legs. And your cutie is doing these actions in water, which means their brain is registering the tactile sensation of water plus its resistance. Swimming is also a unique social experience, which furthers its brain-boosting power.
Discover Offers Parent Tot classes 6 days a week - Call us at 360-867-9283 for specific times or to enroll by phone!