In the street winter denechki, and almost all momswithout exception, try to wrap their crumbs warmly in scarves and warm hats, fearing all sorts of colds. Of course, you can go on their way and wrap their child. However, some parents prefer another way to protect their child from various diseases - they lead him to the pool. In this way, the immunity of the child can be substantially strengthened. After all, swimming pools for children are an excellent health-promoting tool. In addition, swimming pools for children are also good because they can be visited by children of absolutely any age categories - from newborn babies to adolescents. And for all children, water procedures bring their own benefit - very young children, in contact with water, are much easier to adapt to the world around them. Children of three to five years significantly strengthen the muscular corset, which means they improve posture and reduce the risk of scoliosis and other problems with the spine, and for life.
At what age to give the child to the pool?
Most often, parents puzzle over one and the same thingThe same question - at what age is the best time to start a child in the pool. In principle, it all depends only on the child's desire, if he is old enough to make his own decisions, or on your own. It does not matter if you start taking the child to the pool in a year, two, three, five years, fifteen years - the benefit of it will be in any case. Yes, and learning to swim children in the pool is much safer than on the sea or the lake. Many mothers want to visit the pool with their baby, but they are very afraid. That he is too small for this, and may be afraid of water. However, pediatricians claim the opposite. There is a hypothesis that about half a year the child retains residual memories of his intrauterine development. Therefore, any contact with water involuntarily causes the child to have pleasant associations with the mother's tummy. Therefore, you can visit the pool with very tiny babies who have not reached even a month old. The only condition that must be met is the complete healing of the umbilical wound - about two weeks after the appearance of the baby in the light, but in no case earlier. The way in which the pool will be visited depends largely on the city in which you live - a small or megalopolis. As a rule, in the first case, the mother and the baby will be provided with a pool, but it is unlikely that there will be an instructor there. But this has its charms - you and the baby will have complete freedom of action. And in large swimming pools, as a rule, classes are held by small groups of mothers and toddlers, under the strict guidance of an experienced swimming instructor who has experience working with crumbs. As a rule, almost all mothers are very surprised, watching their baby in just a few sessions. The first of his exercises, of course, the crumb will do under supervision and with the help of an instructor. However, very soon you simply will not recognize your baby, who will start diving and swimming cheerfully. In addition, you will surely be in touch with the way your child interacts with the rest of the crumbs. Incredibly, but the fact - despite all the allegations that up to 8 months of life children are by nature completely antisocial, even in the pool even the month-old babies are stretching towards each other, trying to communicate in their own way. Similar swimming lessons bring babies and their mothers a lot of the most positive emotions. However, the most positive emotions are far from the only plus that lessons in the pool for the youngest children have. Children's doctors - neonatologists unanimously affirm that the newly born baby regular water procedures very much help to relax, and therefore, to get rid of postpartum stress, which is experienced by all children of the first six months of life without exception. In addition, classes in the pool is a wonderful way to temper the child. The baby is much less likely to suffer from various colds, much easier and more painlessly adapts to climate change. So, for example, in order to recover on the first joint holiday at sea, you do not have to wait two to three years, and then to drag along with you a whole kit of conceivable and unthinkable funds for cold and viral diseases, and still, after all, having spent a large part of the leave in the room, with the sick baby. However, pay attention - in order for the pool to benefit the children's immunity, parents should be prepared for this. The average temperature of amniotic fluid, like that of water in a baby bath, is about 37 degrees. But in the children's pool - 28 - 29 degrees. Therefore, at home, in advance, begin to accustom the crumb to the water of a lower temperature, according to a simple scheme - one day - minus one degree. In addition to the fact that it is necessary to lower the temperature of the water, it is also necessary to increase the time the baby is in the bath. By the time the pool is visited, this time should be approximately 30 minutes. Carefully observe the reaction of the baby - he should feel comfortable enough. In the same case, if he begins to show any signs of anxiety, it is necessary to slightly reduce the rate of tempering the baby and his preparation for visiting the pool. However, for the sake of justice, it should be mentioned that early childhood visitors also have their ardent opponents of child swimming. So, there is a version that frequent visits to the pool often lead to the fact that the child often develops both colds and otitis, as a result of the water entering them. And in the event that a child during swimming swallows the water from the pool, it is very likely that he will develop a strong stomach upset. As far as these statements are true, it is difficult to judge, therefore, the mother must decide on herself whether to be a basin in the first year of life or not.
Children of two years
Doctors - pediatricians say that approximatelytwo or three years is the best time to begin classes in the pool, if they were not started earlier. Approximately in this time interval the child begins active development of a muscular corset and a posture. And the exercises in the pool very effectively remove the excessive burden on the spinal column. In addition, swimming very well strengthens the entire musculoskeletal system, prevents the development of flat feet. Yes, and the general state of the body of children who are engaged in swimming, pleasantly pleases both parents and doctors of pediatricians. Well, of course, any mom will be very pleased with the good appetite and strong sleep of her child visiting the pool. However, pay attention - in the event that you expect a two-three-year-old to become a swimming champion, you are grossly mistaken. It is inadmissible to treat a child in the pool as a duty - water for a child of this age should be nothing more than pleasant entertainment, but nothing more. The frequency of employment should not exceed two, a maximum of three times a week, and it is also not necessary to teach a child to swim violently. Let the kid jump, slide on the surface of the water, splash and splash - all his actions should bring only joy and pleasure, and first of all to the child, not his parents. Often parents, the first time bringing their child to the pool, are disappointed to find that their child is very much afraid of water. And similar games in the pool can very quickly and almost completely rid the child of fear of water. And it is much more useful for such children to drive not in individual classes, but in group ones - in a company of children a child can overcome his fear of water. But even in the event that your child has the most attentive instructor, you should not relax and be distracted from the child. For example, if you notice that your baby has "goose" skin, or lips have acquired a cyanotic shade, get the child out of the water as quickly as possible, regardless of his protests. These are obvious signs of hypothermia. If the child is too much overexcited, tired, or upset by something, it is also worth stopping bathing.
In the event that you have decided that yourthe child will be engaged in swimming professionally, then five years is just the most suitable age for bringing the child to the pool. It is at this age that serious swimming sections begin to receive young pupils. And it's not accidental - the baby's body is strong enough, and the child is fully able to understand what exactly the coach requires of him. However, pay attention - in this case, a visit to the pool will cease to be fun for your child and entertainment. Moreover, it will turn into a very real, serious work. The child will visit the pool first three times a week, then five. In addition, the diet of such swimmers should be special - it must be developed in conjunction with a doctor - a nutritionist and a child's coach. Be sure to keep track of the mood in which the child goes to the pool, and even more so comes back from there. If you suspect that a child goes to swimming lessons reluctantly, try to understand as soon as possible the cause of this phenomenon. If the child can not find a common language with the coach, or other children, it may be worthwhile to think about changing the section. In the same case, if it turns out that the child simply does not burn with a special desire to go swimming. Perhaps you should not force it by force? After all, swimming, like any other sport, has both positive and negative sides:
- Child's breathing
Practically any sporting kind of swimmingis a very effective respiratory gymnastics, because the child has to rhythmically breathe, while at the same time overcoming the strong enough water resistance. However, the opponents of swimming lead a counterargument - in an indoor pool, where all children's training sessions, even in small numbers, take place, but still contain chlorine. And during evaporation the child inhales it, which, undoubtedly, is not very useful for the child's lungs.
- General condition of the child's body
Swimming is an excellent tool thatstrengthens the general condition of the child's organism, its musculoskeletal system, and also cardiovascular. Water significantly reduces the load on both the vertebral column and the heart. However, unfortunately, chronic rhinitis and otitis are one of the most common diseases of swimmers.
Those times when the only waydisinfection of water was chlorine, a long time ago it was a thing of the past. Modern requirements are much more stringent than before. In the pool for children there must be exceptionally pure drinking water. Therefore, in our days ozonation is used to purify water. However, frankly, sometimes one ozone for complete water purification is not enough. Therefore, the most ideal option will be ozonation of water, followed by the addition of a small amount of chlorine, which will not cause any harm to the health of the child. Also, it is necessary to avoid the newfangled method of purifying water with the help of ultraviolet rays. Water in this way is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, ostensibly in order for the microorganisms to perish. However, one should not hope for such a method, because not all pathogenic microorganisms perish. Many, on the contrary, feel great under the artificial sun. In addition, pay attention to what you need to bring to the pool for children:
- Melts and a hat. In the event that it is a question of kids, it is possible to leave this question without attention. At a more senior age, the child should have a bathing suit. Make sure that it is comfortable enough. A bathing cap is necessary for all children without exception.
- Slippers. If the child already walks alone, the pool must have washable slippers - without them they are unlikely to let you in.
- A bath towel. Do not forget about such a thing as a bath towel. It's unclear why, but at least once two of his three parents forsake him. And to dry yourself - not so fast, and the kid can catch a cold.
- Good mood. And, of course, going to a meeting with water, do not forget at home a good mood! A pool for children should be a source not only of health, but also of the most positive emotions. And, as said Moydodyr - eternal glory to the water!
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