What are the benefits of swimming babies?

Written by: Dra. Luzdivina García Morales de los Ríos
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Swimming with babies, also called "matronatación" is an activity that is practiced more and more and is becoming more important, given its many benefits, from the fact a fun time to many other advantages.First, this activity helps the baby to lose the fear of water from very small, so it is easier to become familiar with this. Obviously, it will not get a baby can swim with less than a year old, but they are more likely when they are a little older and start the swimming course.Another benefit is that the baby acquires many more reflections underwater, their movements are more agile and feels safer to be able to master a half so different for him.Psychomotor development is one of the most important benefits of baby swimming. A baby is not yet walking or crawling earn much more agility in the water, so that the muscles are strengthened. In fact, it is proven that babies who practice swimming learn to crawl and walk sooner and gain a better autonomy can be perceived in other physical activities that you learn as you get older. On the other hand, swimming strengthens the cardiorespiratory system, and exercising more the heart and lungs. This advantage is very important because it helps prevent respiratory problems and the emergence of allergies. Still, if the baby already has any of these problems, it is important to consult with the pediatrician and have much more careful when performing this activity.Finally, swimming helps the baby starts to move in other circles apart from the home and family, helping to socialize with other children and adults who share these moments so funny for him. 

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By Dra. Luzdivina García Morales de los Ríos

Dr. Garcia Morales de los Rios is a pediatrician expert in respiratory childhood diseases, asthma and allergies. With over 20 years of experience, s and has formed between Venezuela, Paris and Spain. Currently, she d irige its own query that offers: consulting children and adolescents, controlling growth and development, consultation allergy, pulmonology, allergy skin tests, spirometry, vaccines and basic diagnostic procedures. He is also professor at the Faculté de Médecine Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere La Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris and a member of various national and international associations of their specialty.


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