Peace of mind when you’re at the pool, on the beach or having a family day out near the water is so important, and for us starting swimming lessons with our kids, as soon as they were able, really helped us to relax and enjoy time by the water with our families. That’s why we’re delighted to be able to support Water Babies and National Baby Swimming Week.
Ahead of National Baby Swimming Week 2021, we asked our Slipfree® family on Instagram why they love swimming with their baby, and 87% said they love baby swimming because they are teaching their baby a new life skill. A skill that could potentially save their life one day.
71% tell us they wish they’d started swimming lessons with their little ones earlier, as there are so many benefits. Personally, we found swimming lessons helped our little ones to develop confidence around the water, even bath times became more enjoyable. And now swimming, especially on holiday, is our kid’s favourite activity!
Swimming is also great exercise for your baby, strengthening them inside and out, whilst also helping to gain better balance. The extra cuddles and one on one time are also a lovely bonus.
What did our Slipfree® family wish they’d known before starting swimming lessons with their baby? Well, take snacks (or be ready to feed your baby as soon as you’re out of the pool), reusable swim nappies really are amazing for keeping any whoopsies firmly inside, and many said they wish they’d already discovered our Slipfree® Shoes!
Slipfree® UK were discovered on a family holiday to Turkey when our own children were tiny and quickly became a game changer for us and many other families who enjoy spending time around the water. Designed with safety in mind our Slipfree® shoes have non-slip soles which help prevent slipping and falling on wet & dry surfaces as well as protecting against infections and nasties at the pool. Meaning you and your baby can start swimming together with one less thing to worry about.
Slipfree® are soft, flexible and extremely comfortable, designed for a barefoot feeling. Perfect for parents and babies from around 9 months. They can be worn comfortably in and out of the water, and because they are so light, when in the water you can swim without realising you are wearing shoes.
So, you’ll be able to stroll confidently and safely from the changing room to the pool, to the shower – even with a wet, wriggly little one in your arms.