And why to consider ISR for your baby
First, I just want to say I’m so proud of my brave little girl. She’s a swimmer already! If you’ve been following the blog for a while now, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for ISR Survive and Rescue lessons.
Scary fact? Drowning is a leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age. I want to give my kiddos the best chance they can have at being safe by giving them the skills they need to survive at an early age, especially living in Florida where pools and beaches surround us constantly.
We are extremely lucky that Mila’s daycare offers lessons on campus, so she can maintain a regular schedule even with a working mom and dad. I started Mila when she was 7 months old, so she officially learned to swim before she could walk. How crazy is that?! Mila has taken to it really well, and loves sitting and splashing more than ever.
Now that she has completed her lessons and has learned to float, no more flotation devices allowed because (1) most devices position the children vertically in the water, when they should instead be horizontal (floating on the back), and (2) I don’t want Mila to learn to depend on them.
Below is a video of Miss Mila in action:
It can be a little scary to watch, but it’s terrifying to ponder the unthinkable. At the end of the day, Max is a fantastic swimmer now and is a complete water baby. I expect Miss Mila to be the same.
To learn more about ISR (and hopefully get rid of any first time jitters), check out my initial post about what to expect during lessons, as well as a Q&A section about ISR by clicking HERE.
If you have any more questions, please message me directly! I’m happy share more about our experience with ISR with anyone!
She’s a quick learner ❤️!
I’m always so nervous with kids around water, this is a great way to be proactive to help keep them safe! Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely!! It is so important!