5 Reasons to teach your child to swim

Swimming with your baby or toddler can be a great opportunity to bond and develop trust and empathy through fun pool activities. Several fantastic health benefits can be gained from swimming at an early age.

Here are 5 reasons why your children will be grateful that you taught them to swim

1.Physical Development

Swimming offers people of all ages a great physical activity. Just wading in the pool is a fun mini-workout for kids. Swimming laps can help regulate metabolism, strengthen muscles and improve heart and lung strength. Swimming with kids is fun and promotes your child's physical development while you train yourself.

2.Emotional growth

Swimming can promote not only children's physical development but also their emotional development. The CDC finds that swimming can help with depression in the long run.

The sport releases endorphins in the body, which stimulate the brain and relax the person. Swimming has a more relaxing effect than other sports, which allows for a longer workout.

3.Improved intelligence

The Griffith Institute for Educational Research found that children who swim regularly have higher levels of cognitive function than those who do not swim. This means that children who swim are generally more intelligent than those who live on land. The research project showed that swimming children were up to 15 months more academically and cognitively advanced than non-swimming children.

This improvement in intelligence was evident in several areas such as numeracy, language, problem-solving and following instructions.

4.Safety Training

While there are many benefits to introducing children to swimming at an early age, the water must be respected. The often somewhat overprotective nature of parents can help instill in children a healthy respect for water and swimming and ensure that they understand the importance of safe behavior in the water throughout their lives.

5.Management of Health Problems

Swimming can be very beneficial for children with physical and mental health problems.

Children with juvenile arthritis or other joint diseases can move with little effort. Such children may not be able to participate in strenuous sports and exercise such as soccer or running and therefore need alternatives to get enough exercise.

CDC research also found that children with mental health issues may benefit from group swimming activities because it allows them to form personal relationships. Children with multiple disabilities can also benefit from the sensory stimuli of water that they may not be able to enjoy in other environments.

How do I know what size swimsuit my kids should wear?

To keep your kids comfortable all summer long, they need to choose swimsuits that fit well. Read on to find out how to determine your child's swimsuit size. We've also put together some tips for choosing the right swimsuits and fabrics.

How to measure children's swimsuits

To determine what size swimsuit to buy for your child, you first need to take some basic measurements. To determine a girl's swimsuit size, you need to start with her height, weight, chest, waist, hips, and inseam length. Except for weight, all of these measurements can be taken with a regular tape measure. Compare these measurements with the size chart on the product page to determine the correct swimsuit size.

The same measurements can also be used to determine the best swimsuit size for boys. As with girls' swimsuits, you should compare the size chart on the product page with the child's measurements. This will help you determine the size you need for swimsuits and T-shirts.

Choosing the right fabric for the swimsuit

Now that you know how to determine your child's swimsuit size, it is helpful to know the materials of the swimsuit. If you want to buy a one-piece swimsuit or tankini for a girl, you should opt for a durable, stretchy blend of nylon and spandex or polyester and spandex. Both nylon and polyester are ideal for swimwear because they are soft and retain their shape even after being worn several times. Elastane allows the child to swim and play comfortably. Swimsuits with Lycra® XtraLife™ elastane are always a good choice, as this material is estimated to last 10 times longer than normal elastane. Be sure to choose chlorine-resistant swimwear for maximum durability. This material resists chlorine, salt water, sweat, and sunscreen chemicals without fading or losing its structural integrity.

Other swimwear buying tips

When purchasing children's swimwear, there are a few other features to pay attention to. For example, if you choose a one-piece swimsuit or tankini top for girls, adjustable straps are a must. For boys' swimsuits, an elastic waistband with a drawstring ensures a custom fit. If your child is between sizes, choose the larger size to prevent the suit from being too tight. You may also be able to wear a swimsuit for two seasons.

If you care for your child's swimsuit properly, it can last much longer. Rinse boys' and girls' swimsuits in cold water. If it is necessary to wash them, use a mild detergent and rub gently with your hand in a circular motion. Rinse all the soap from the swimsuit in cold water and wring out the excess water. Lay the bathing suit on a towel, roll it up and squeeze out any water remaining in the fabric. Unroll the towel and place it in the shade to dry.

Choosing protective clothing

Protective suits are an important part of any summer wardrobe. For boys, there are short- and long-sleeved shirts in bright colors and beach prints. There are also boys' hoodies, which offer even more coverage and a light layer of warmth.

For girls, there are just as many options for protective clothing. There are T-shirts for girls with the same sleeve length, so you can find exactly what you want. These T-shirts are made of polyester and spandex and offer great comfort and a 50 sun protection rating for covered areas. Knee-high and ankle-high tracksuits are also available.


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