I don't want you to think that I'm just being argumentive, or trying to cause conflict - cause I'm not. And that was never my intention either. I simply came across something that was disturbing to me, posted it to see what others thought, and as I received replies I got more and more interested in the concept of "Infant Swimming" ... so I started doing more research on it (not for argumentive material, but instead for pure and utter curiousity). As I researched I found a lot of info. Then I came across the inserts that I posted in my last couple of replies. It was important information to me because most of the info I found was posted by instructors that teach infant swimming, etc. - I wanted some scientific information. That was harder to find. But if I were a person considering enrolling my baby in infant swimming lessons - I would WANT to know all the facts first - and not just facts from instructors that endorse infant swimming. I would also want to know what Doctors, Scientists, etc. think.
So I found some valuable information, and I posted it to share it.
She didnt do anything wrong with that baby, you are overreacting. She is flipping him over without warning because his reaction is supposed to be instantaneous. She is in no way near haring that little boy. She never lets him get far away enough that he can become hurt, OBVIOUSLY the child is perfectly fine and has not drowned yet. If you listen to the parents talking they have been practing this with him for a while, so he is used to it.
That is your point of view. Which you're entitled to.
My point of view and opinion is that she DID do something wrong with the baby, I am not over reacting, he gets farther than "arms length" away from her and he shouldn't, the child personally looks startled in the video every time he's flipped, and he does not look "used to it."
Every single person that watches this video (or any video, etc. for that matter) can perceive it in their own way with their own point of view and opinion of what's going on. I stated my opinion in my original post. I'm not trying to "push" my opinion, it's just simply "my opinion" and I'm stating the facts of "why" it's my opinion. Take it or leave it. This (above) is "your" opinion. You're stating it just like I stated mine. Just because you see the video as ok - doesn't mean that I do or that anyone else does - wether anyone else does or not. It's "your" perception and opinion.
There is so much conflicting information from every source you can find on proper child rearing and dangers to children, all the information you posted could be found obsolete tomorrow.
Which is why when you research something you should base your research on credible information. I personally would think that AAP would be a very credible source. And infant swimming isn't something new that just started yesterday, it's been around for a little while now. So the AAP has had time to change their minds about the dangers they noted on their website. Yet - they haven't, which tells me that to date that is the most accurate information you can get about the matter. So unless and/or until there are "new findings" ... a person must rely on the current "findings."
I dont get why you keep posting against it, you have made your opinion known. Now you are just trying to push your feeling on everyone... just my opinion not being rude.
Again, I'm not trying to push my opinion. All I was doing was posting more information that I found after posting my original thread. I did more research on infant swimming because in all honesty - it got me thinking, and got my intriqued. I even thought - maybe I would even be interested in possibly learning about "infant swimming" for MY child. So I did more research as a parent with interest. I didn't do it to prove anyone wrong, or to give argument, or even to post it on the forum - I was just doing more research because I was interested. But then I found what I did (after researching and reading at least 5 different sites pertaining to infant swimming) and after I found it I decided to share it on here just to share the information I found. I am not trying to "push my feelings" ... like I said, take it or leave it. That's up to the reader. I'm not pushing anything - just stating facts as I find them for myself.
So no harm done - and please don't be upset - that's not the purpose of any of this.