If your child is just starting out learning to swim you might have booked them some lessons, bought some armbands ready but did you know you can also get a Baby Annabell Learns to Swim Doll (RRP £49.99) too. Understandably some children can be nervous when they first start out in the pool, they don’t have much confidence in the water and can be quite anxious about their lessons.
But what better way to reassure them then seeing their own doll is swimming in the bath. There is nothing to panic about, just lots of fun to be had. Baby Annabell shows your child there is nothing to worry about as she babbles away quite happily floating on her back.
It’s so very important every child learns to swim, it’s a survival skill that they will continue to use throughout their life.
Both my boys are confident swimmers now but I still remember those early lessons, its wasn’t easy in the beginning but gradually over time they developed their skills. Baby Annabell have partnered with Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington to celebrate the launch of the new doll and she has shared some tips for those just starting to swim.
“Toys are a brilliant tool, they are such a good distraction for anyone who doesn’t normally like putting their face in the water or splashing. Toys such as the new Baby Annabell Learns to Swim doll are a great way to give children (and parents!) the courage to take those first steps towards swimming.”
We also liked having a toy watering can as that gradually got used to the children having water on their face.
“Make good use of the equipment that’s there. Whether it’s armbands, noodles, or vests, use whatever your child is more comfortable with. I tend to do five minutes with floatation equipment and five without, this helps when they’re really young and still building confidence.”
I think it’s great that Baby Annabell is wearing her armbands so children might be keener to follow suit! She also comes with a towel to dry off afterwards.
Baby Annabell Giveaway
If you would like to win a Baby Annabell Learns to Swim Doll please fill out the form below by the 6th of November.
Win Baby Annabell Learns to Swim Doll (RRP £49.99)