As you will know if you follow my blog on a regular basis, I am a Water Babies mama and an advocate for them. All of my children have been swimming since they were teeny tiny bambinos and I can’t imagine their journeys from babyhood to toddlerdom without the swimming.
You know I am a big fan of baby memory books, as a mother of three I have a lot of magic to remember and the irony is, I am less likely to remember any of it because I am a mother of three children! So when we were given these brilliant memory books from Water Babies at the beginning of Edith’s class last week, I was over the moon!
Each book is filled with info about what you little one is learning at that stage and super fun stickers to stick in with your child as they grow to celebrate their achievements – first under water swim, first dive etc. There are also lots of slots to put your own pictures in – I have some snaps of Edith in the pool that I can’t wait to get in there. With the books comes a badge at the end of each ‘cycle’ – just like we used to get when I was swimming at school!
The books have been included now that Water Babies are working hand I hand with ASA which is the swimming association who controls all of the badges, levels and competitive swimming lessons. It makes the whole thing feel really official (which it always has been – but somehow having a certificate and badges makes a huge difference!)
I’ve requested a book for both of the boys to back fill – the great thing is that the books track the whole swimming journey, right up to Reuben’s age. I can’t wait to share this journey with the kids when they are older, just like I love sharing it with you now.