We’ve written before about how your baby can benefit from swim classes, but our Water Babies program is great for mom and dad, too. Here are 6 ways parents benefit from Water Babies:
Socialization for Parents
Being a new parent can be very isolating. Parents of young babies are often overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. You may not be aware of the feelings or effects of loneliness, but they are not good for your mental health.
The importance of spending time with other adults at the same stage of parenthood cannot be overstated. Friendships formed in baby-and-me activities or new parent groups are often rewarding. At these events, you can find sources of support, information, and camaraderie that can last for years.
Socialization for Babies
Happy babies make happy parents. While every baby is different, interacting with other babies and adults is good for their psychological and social development.
Getting Out of the House
Despite our best intentions, sometimes it’s difficult to get out of the house. Having a commitment like a class or appointment helps people follow through on their intended plans.
You might find a reason to put off going to the pool with your baby on your own but having a regularly scheduled swim class helps get you out the door. This is another way that parents benefit from Water Babies classes.
Participation in Water Babies classes doesn’t offer quite the same workout as swimming laps. But it is a gentle and enjoyable exercise.
Attending the class strengthens and tones muscles, increases endurance and flexibility, reduces stress, and improves sleep. It might even help motivate you to take part in more physical activities during your daily routine.
Taking part in teaching your child how to swim offers peace of mind for parents. Getting to watch your child swim and knowing they have the proper skills builds confidence for both parent and swimmer.
Go to your Happy Place
Many people find being in the water inherently calming and relaxing. Our water is warm. Our class sizes are small. And our classes focus on bonding and communication.
For 30 minutes each week, come and learn to float with us. We have year-round rolling enrollment at each of our five locations. Please contact us for more information.