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Some parents with pools take their babies and toddlers for swimming lessons and self rescue training.
The Diving Reflex:
Also called the bradycardic response, involves a natural reflex for the baby to hold her breath when her head goes under the water. A baby's heart rate will also slow down while under the water. This reflex disappears after about 6 months of age.
A newborn placed stomach-side down in water will move his arms and legs in a repetitive swimming motion. This reflex is called the "swimming reflex." The swimming reflex begins to fade at about the 6-month mark.
It goes without saying that babies and children must be supervised when in or around water!
http://www.livescience.com/20802-newbor ... kills.html
An average of 390 children drown each year
in the United States, most younger than 5
, according to two new reports.
http://www.abc15.com/news/national/390- ... ports-find
The report found that 70 percent of African-American children and 60 percent of Hispanic children do not know how to swim. Forty percent of white children do not know how to swim.