My mother is a swim teacher (for adults and infants) and shes always going on at me about what i need to do to prep bub for swimming lol
She told me every bath you give them trickle water over there head (only needs to be a little) and it gets them into the habit of holding there breath. If you dont , by the time they go into a pool they find it hard to go underwater and they lose the reflex of holding there breath and when they are older its harder to instill in them.
My mother says some of the kids she gets in 2yrs + who havent had this done to them, they find it really hard to teach them to hold there breath and the kids start to struggle in the water alot more than those who can do it.
I imagine it would sound and look abit cruel but it teaches them alot for when they are older.
So i say definately get into the habit of doing it and you'll appreciate it later in life.
(my mother is super [email protected]
about water safety and says the earlier you can teach them about water safety and swimming the better!)
P.S they start professional lessons from 6 months old!