Birthlight Swimming classes aim to provide the optimum environment for not only learning to take place but to create deep emotional and loving connections between the parent and child. Water itself is a great conductor of emotions, it transmits both positive and negative intent and can set the tone of […]
My 30 years journey teaching baby swimming – Françoise Freedman
Early Days My baby-swimming journey started with the birth of my eldest daughter in 1975. I had some time between her birth and returning with her to my work in the Amazon. I needed to get her used to being in the water, crossing rivers with me and playing in […]
Introducing Babies to Water
Introducing new babies to water: the risks of chlorinated swimming pools and the benefits of home tubs In the UK, parents do not need to wait until their babies have completed their immunization. The NHS gives the go ahead for babies to go swimming before vaccinations that generally start at two months […]
Submersion or no submersion?
Motor skills that help human adults enjoy sport and fitness begin in infancy. In the first two years of life, many of the primitive and postural reflexes that cause babies to move involuntarily are integrated and replaced by voluntary movements. In water, new babies’ salamander-like movements that create an illusion […]