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The pros and cons of baby swimming

Now that many parents recognize the benefits of having babies learn to play early, it is now a trend for babies to learn to swim. Swimming can help babies grow better, and more parents choose to take their babies to swim. So, it is necessary to understand the advantages and disadvantages of baby swimming.

The benefits of swimming

1. Helps to accelerate blood circulation and bone growth

Swimming is a way for babies to get active, they are naturally hydrophilic. They need to overcome the resistance of water when they exercise in water. Overcoming this resistance can bring benefits to the baby. It can exercise the muscle tissue of the baby, promote the blood circulation of the body, and accelerate the growth and development.

2. Increase lung capacity and promote the development of cardiovascular and digestive systems

When a baby swims, the need for oxygen increases, which increases lung capacity. Because of the pressure of water on the chest, the intercostal muscles, pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles will be exercised and strengthened due to exercise. Swimming increases the heart rate and makes the heart muscle contract more forcefully.

The disadvantages of swimming

1. Babies should not swim prematurely, because their bones are not growing well, especially the neck, but swimming requires the support of the neck, and the nervous system of the spine may be injured.

2. The neck cover swimming ring used by the baby is not necessarily suitable for him, either big or small, so there will be some hidden safety hazards.

3. When the baby stays in the water, parents should also pay attention not to let the water enter the ear. If the water enters the ear, it may cause otitis media.

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