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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

 

Little ideas from Little Dish!

We've been speaking to Little Dish who have shared their top 5 tips for getting your little ones interested in their food... “At Little Dish we believe in making delicious, healthy food for children without adding salt or sugar. Over the years we’ve learnt how to create tastes children love without taking shortcuts. Here are our top tips for happy tummies and empty plates!” Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Squeeze half a lemon onto steamed broccoli florets… Read more

Posted 5th October 2015  Tags Water Babies baby swimming little dish tips cooking

 

A day in the life of a Water Babies teacher

This month we have a guest post from one of our splashtastic Water Babies teachers, the lovely Vicki Oldfield, who teaches classes across South Manchester. How did you first get into Water Babies? I don’t remember a time when I haven’t swum. Swimming was what we did as a family and it’s what Sunday mornings were all about - hot chocolate and Maryland cookies out of the vending machine, overpowering that very familiar swimming pool aroma! I… Read more

Posted 1st October 2015  Tags water babies lessons swimming wobbles teacher

 

Drowning Prevention Week

We’ve been chatting with Anna from the Royal Life Saving Society UK, in support of Drowning Prevention Week, who's shared their top tips on how to stay water safe! I love swimming, but I can’t really remember learning to swim. It feels instinctive now, yet swimming is a learned skill. Like many children, my little sister and I were very young when we were taught by our instructor Jerry. Being young was no barrier to learning… Read more

Posted 12th June 2015  Tags water safety life saving baby swimming RLSS

 

WaterBumps Postnatal

Congratulations- you've had a baby! The minute you get pregnant the hormone relaxin kicks in which prepares your pelvis for childbirth. This hormone relaxes all your joints throughout pregnancy and will stay in you until you stop breast feeding – though this will lessen over time. You may still have quite high levels of relaxin in you, even after your 6 – 10 week Post Natal (PN) check-up. It is important to remember that… Read more

Posted 13th April 2015  Tags waterbumps Postnatal