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    Default Swimming Lessons - when to start

    At what age do you personally think would be good to start a baby in swimming lessons?

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    I don't think most places let them in until they have good head control. I was a while ago, but I think DD was around 5 months when we went to the Y a few times.
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    i think its a waste of money until they can actually follow a bit of instruction...if you want them used to water why not take them swimming...the pools have parent and tot swims all the time and they are way cheaper!
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    You can do a parent and tot type class that they need to be 5 months for. From there you are in the water with them until 3 years old when they can move to the older kids programs. Check out Spectrum online for the information.
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    we haven't done a class yet but will next summer. however, DD has been in the pool and 'taught' by me since she was 6 months
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    We have had DS in swimming lessons since about 6 months old. I agree that it can be cheaper to go to parent and tot open swims, but where we used to live, the lessons were tax deductable, so it was actually free. He is starting up again this November. He loves the water, and I am the type of person that needs a schedule for something like that or we don't end up going.

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    With my older DD's I went to mom/tot swims to get them used to being in the water. Swimming lessons didn't start until they were 3 years old. I plan to take DD3 to mom/tot swim classes once she is a bit older.

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    Spectrum is 4 months or older. We start next week with the mom/tot program. I just wanted her to experience the water and thought if it would weekly it would force me to go.

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    The kids have been in mom and tot lessons with me as babies when starting when they were 4 months old. They have done lessons at least one session a year since then.

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