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We are a family of water babies! Ever since I was little swimming has been one of my favourite things to do. Once I got to a teenager and then adult my chances to swim got less and less, and almost non-existant after I was 21, But having kids allowed me to swim more.

The kids…

With Roo she was a natural, even from just being in a bath to a swimming pool, but she did learn a little later as again we didn’t really have the chance to do when she as really little, which was a shame in reflection. Having holidays like Butlins though, gave her and us a great chance to swim, in which she fell in love with. We bought her lesson to get her more advance and even till this dad still loves to go swimming whenever we get the chance. 

Tigger was a different story, he was at times petrified, even as simple as a bath. There was no reason, or incident, or cause to why he was so afraid or unsure, but if you look at what he was like in a whole host of other activities, I’m how cautious he is, it’s not a surprise. It’s been a long road, and it’s taken him to 9 years old to be fairly confident at swimming, he still had his moments, and you still have to be wary of him, but the 2 years of swimming lessons and being involved in family trips away like Butlins etc.. Where there’s a swimming pool has allowed him to grow in confidence, even now I think what he was like 2 years ago, he wouldn’t let me go as we would swim around, not he’s happy to go off with his sister around the rapids, even do water slides! 

Piglet, well she is the adventurous one, so no surprise that enjoys water and swimming, she is starting lessons soon, which will help her. To be honest, of all the things, she is actually the most cautious with water, which is fine because it’s dangerous, but it is a surprise to see her like it lol. However, when she’s with me or boo, her confidence rises and the bossiness comes out. 

As for boo she just goes with the flow, her natural anxiety kicks in with water and the kids, and I don’t think it’s necessarily her favourite thing to do, but she gets involved as much as she wants. 

As a growing and ageing family with us all having different things we like, and lots going on in our individual life’s, swimming is still one thing that we all enjoy to do together.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Tyler

    Great article πŸ™Œ I’m glad she’s getting better around water 😊 my son and fiancee love the water!

    January 26, 2020 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Joanna

    Swimming is such a great way to keep the family in shape and encourage exercising. Not to mention, it is so much fun as well!

    January 27, 2020 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Claire

    It is so important that we teach our children to swim.

    Water is so much fun but so dangerous.

    It’s lovely thar you can all enjoy it together x

    January 27, 2020 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply Lilinha

    We love being in the water too. Little man started swimming lessons several years ago and he is a confident swimmer. We haven’t started lessons with the baby yet but are planning on starting soon.

    January 27, 2020 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Neha

    Oh water babies- the best! I was amazed at how babies can swim under water but it makes sense. Swimming is just so relaxing and a way to just switch off for me

    January 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm
  • Reply Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    My mummy has rediscovered swimming with me, but still doesn’t do it as much as she used too! Family holidays tend to be when we do it the most as its always a bit of a faff at our local pool x She misses the quiet swims though!

    January 27, 2020 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    Jack used to be terrified but finally enjoys baths, showers and the swimming pool. Olivia is getting there but is still a little unsure. Swimming is an essential life skill so we keep taking them.

    January 27, 2020 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Samantha Donnelly

    I think it is so important for children to be water babies and enjoy water but also know the dangers

    January 28, 2020 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Rhian westbury

    I think it’s so important for kids to learn how to swim when they’re young. I remember how much I loved it when I was little x

    January 28, 2020 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Kira

    Yes definitely feel that kids need to enjoy the water at an early age for fear of being scared of it but also so this safely

    January 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle

    My kids are total water babies! It did take a while at first for them to actually like the water but now they love it!

    January 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Kara Guppy

    Living on an island, I think it is vital that every child learns water safety and be able to swim

    January 28, 2020 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Eilidh Gallagher

    We see swimming as a life skill in our family. It was very important for me that they all learnt to swim. Luckily we all love the water!

    January 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm
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