I grew up practically living at the pool in the summer! Swimming was always a huge part of mine and my siblings lives growing up, and has continued to be an activity I love as an adult. Now that I’m a mom, I hope to make it a huge part of my children’s lives as well. Not only is swimming great exercise, it’s so fun and allows children to be creative and get all their energy out!
I was nervous to introduce my baby to the water, not knowing how he would react. One of the things that really helped me feel comfortable about putting Nikson in the water the first few times was the using this baby float.
[show_shopthepost_widget id=”1669247″]One of my favorite things about this float is the removable sun canopy! My husband an I are very cautious of excess sun exposure, and this sun canopy helps keep Nikson shaded. The sun canopy can be fastened in the position pictured above, or directly above the child’s head depending on location of sun. The mesh space is great for letting your baby splash around or a great place to put your babies favorite toys to distract them if they are feeling uneasy in the water.
As much fun as swimming is, there is also a scary aspect of it as well. And that is that drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14. This fact terrifies me, but also makes me that much more eager about teaching Nikson to swim! Swimming is a life long activity and one that has played a huge part in my life so far. We’ve already had some great pool days with friends and family this year and I’m looking forward to many more! Now that Nikson is starting to feel more comfortable in the water, we are going to take the next steps to getting him floating on his own and hopefully love swimming as much as I do!