A stream of suggestions poured in for Khloe Kardashian when she took to Twitter to ask the age one should start taking their baby for swimming lessons.

The mother of  four month old True Thompson tweeted the following;

Now if you are a mother and were wondering the same thing, we did you the favor of finding out the answer for you.

Shaunaye Naidoo the manager of Greg’s Swim Active, a school that offers swimming lessons for babies at Virgin Active, Westville, said babies can start getting lessons from as early as, 6 months or earlier but added that they were currently only offering lessons from 18 months old and up.

“Getting babies into swimming from an early stage is very important because it eliminates the fear of water and decreases the chances of them drowning,” she said

She added that it also helps with ensuring that babies have an idea of how to be safe in the water and save themselves if anything happens.

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Mother Samona Murugan said she had taken her son for lessons when he was 4 months old, and she would have taken him earlier if she knew that it was possible.

Her son Cade Carter Joyce had digestive system issues when he was born and someone had suggested swimming lessons to build up his core muscles.

“When I took him to Life Baby SA they told me that I could have bought him during the first week of his birth but I wasn’t aware of that,” she said.

Samona added that she was amazed at how quickly her son’s digestive system improved after being in the water.

Cade Carter Joyce with his instructor in the pool.
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“He wasn’t learning how to swim because he was too young but all he was doing was hydro therapy and floatation, he would blow bubbles in the water and start kicking,” she said.

Now at 1 and 3 months Cade still goes for his swimming lessons at least twice a month and Samona said he is still very comfortable in the pool.