Did these exercises with Z from 9 months until 2. He HAD it - was jumping into the pool unassisted, was able to hold his breath and stroke/kick underwater. Then we sat out for a year. Now he is terrified of getting his face wet or jumping into the pool, and we are starting back at square one.
Everything You Need To Know About Teaching Your Baby To Swim. For water survival basics, consider the scary-for-parents-but-remarkably-effective “self-rescue” technique that’s successfully taught hundreds of thousands of kids as young as 6 months to kick, turn, and float on their backs and wait for help before they can crawl. #parents #babyswim