Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
Actually if you do a little research you will find that babies do amazingly in water and actually have the capacity to know when to hold their breath. It is a reflex that they have from birth to 6 months, where they will attempt to stabilize themselves and flip over and will hold their breath. Often times this reflex is weakened due to birthing trauma and should not be tested at home until after it has been done in a clinical setting. But some parents feel it necessary to build on this reflex before it starts to weaken naturally at 6 months of age. And it is a naturally occurring reflex, the baby does not have to be taught, it wont not know how to do it.
I have known some babies that loved to swim before they could crawl and it helped them immensly when it came to physical coordination. Over protecting your baby is not really a good thing at all it makes them weak and vulnerable. Babies who have had their reflexes such as this strengthened through practice are far less succeptable to drowning and other accidents.
That baby looks perfectly fine and under no duress at all. If you look at his face there are no signs of stress and he is looking around and motioning to the adults, leading me to believe that he is not in shock. I sincerely believe to discount this video as abusive or cruel is pure overreaction on the part of the viewer due to lack of information.
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