Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: erna | 2010-09-09

Q.

Swem ouderdom

Goeiedag Dokter,

Van watter ouderdom kan mens jou kind laat swemlesse neem? Party mense se selfs van 4 maande af, maar dit klink nie vir my reg nie...

Van watter ouderdom af kan hulle leer en nie net rondplas nie?

Baie dankie :-)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Dit is eintlik moeilik om hierdie vraag te beantwoord. In die ou dae het hulle gese 'n kind moet eers leer om te swem wanneer hulle 4 jaar oud is. Deesdae is enige ouderdom van 12 maande tot 3 jaar aanbeveel.

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Posted by: Shoes | 2010-09-11

Hi Erna,

I started swimming with my baby at 5 months old. I got into the water with him and we played together, he enjoyed it. He is now 3 years old and we are still swimming together, he has a float on his back and loves the water. Other parents push their children into swimming lessons and I have heard of kids that vomit as they are so nervous. I think the key is to have fun, get in the water with them and don''t push them. I know lessons are expensive, so the pressure is on for them to learn quickly, but I think this is the wrong approach.

Hope this helps you make a decision.

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