How dangerous natural ponds for small children
Pediatricians do not recommend bathing children under three years, in natural waters, which include rivers and lakes. Especially dangerous reservoirs with stagnant water, which bathes many people is a real hotbed of infection. Mean water may seem crystal clear, but that does not mean that it does not live Escherichia coli or a dozen other pathogens. It is this threat of a natural waterway, a child under three years has a very weak immune system and cannot fight infections as well as an adult. Besides a small child you can't explain that water can not drink, he'll want to taste it.
If you still want to introduce your baby to water activities, you better sign up in the pool. Here the water goes through the disinfection procedure. Even if the child will drink, anything terrible does not threaten him. Relatively safe can also be considered swimming in the sea or ocean in salt water most of the parasites simply die, and the water never stagnates. Here, however, the baby is another danger lurking – wave and strong current. Stay with the child for a minute and not go with him in great depth.
When can a child start to bathe in the river
Of course, not all parents follow the pediatrician's recommendations and do not let children swim in the river until they turned three. Indeed, if you have the whole family on a warm summer day went to the river Bank, somehow, even it is a pity not to bathe the baby. If the water is clean, not blossoms, and there are not too many people, you can try to redeem even the baby. Most importantly, the baby was perfectly healthy. It is not necessary to bathe the child, if not long before, he made some kind of vaccination if he has a runny nose or rash. To abandon the swim is in the case, if the baby is teething – during this period, his body is particularly weak.
Take the time to teach a child to swim, for the first bathing the baby enough to splash to the shore a few minutes. Even in the hottest day of the children in the supercooled water quickly, so do not let them play until blue in the face. Pulling the baby out of the water, wipe it with a towel and dress warmly. Remember that water reflects sunlight, and tender skin baby can quickly burn, so before going to the river spread the baby protective cream.
Keep in mind that little children still don't feel in danger and are not afraid to go deep. Given this, when the baby is bathed in the river, keep an eye on him. To further secure the child using a life preserver or Bracers, with them children will be even more fun.