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Share your summer swim pics to win Water Babies goodies!

Hopefully you’ll be making the most of the summer holidays and taking your little one swimming so we’d love to see all our Water Babies splashing in to summer! So if you post any pictures or videos on social media with the hashtag: #WaterBabiesOnTour (and don’t forget to tag us: @waterbabiesuk on Facebook or Instagram, @waterbabies on Twitter) then you could be in with the chance to win 1 of 10 sets of Water Babies baby towel/poncho and a… Read more

Posted 24th July 2017  Tags

 

Clearing up the confusion around drowning

We all know the most basic definition of drowning: suffocation due to being underwater and unable to breathe. But in recent years there have been a number of stories in the press relating to other drowning-related terms that have understandably caused concern in parents. We asked Kate Evans, a former A&E registrar who now teaches Water Babies classes across Cornwall and South Devon, as well as sitting on our medical panel, to explain the differences between wet drowning, dry drowning,… Read more

Posted 29th June 2017  Tags dry drowning wet drowning near drowning secondary drowning drowning

 

What’s it like being a parent to a Paralympian swimmer?

With Team GB securing medals in Rio, mum of a Paralympian swimmer spoke to us about her daugther's love for swimming from an early age. Jo-Ann Marren’s daughter Amy made her Paralympic debut at London 2012 aged just 14. Since then, the Essex-based swimmer has won gold at the World and European Swimming Championships and also passed her GCSEs and A Levels. She is now representing Great Britain at Rio where she is doing the country and her family… Read more

Posted 15th September 2016  Tags Water Babies swimming baby swimming baby classes Olympics paralympics

 

Cloth nappies...using even just one a day makes a difference!

It’s Real Nappy Week, so we’ve asked our friends at Baba+Boo to share their top tips on why you should try reusable cloth nappies - and we’ve also got a fab competition to WIN a bundle of 3 Baba+Boo reusable nappies of your choice! “At Baba+Boo we make reusable cloth nappies that are bang on trend and better for babies’ bums, plus they’re super easy to use – scout’s honour! So stop spending your hard-earned cash… Read more

Posted 18th April 2016  Tags blog Water Babies swimming baby swimming competition bababoosoliders nappy baba+boo

 

Championing the UK's first Drowning Prevention Strategy

One person dies from drowning every 15 hours in the UK. It’s a shocking statistic from the National Water Safety Forum that has prompted the creation of the UK’s first Drowning Prevention Strategy, which was launched at Parliament this month. The 10-year strategy aims to halve the number of fatalities on or near water by 2026. According to recent statistics, around *400 people accidently drown every year, with a further 200 people committing suicide on our waters annually. (*source NWSF)… Read more

Posted 17th March 2016  Tags Water Babies swimming drowning prevention strategy