three year old terrified of pool

Kira - posted on 05/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my three year old god daughter is terrified of the pool this year. she is fine with a bath and with the beach but getting her into a pool even a pool that only has water tummy high she freaks out. what should i do to help her get comfortable with it and why would she be reacting like this.

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Kristin - posted on 05/29/2012

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Hmm my son who is now 6 was also scared of the pools at age 3 to 5. I had to put him in a life jacket at all times and he needed to hold onto me and i had to keep reasuring him that I wouldnt let him go. Once he figured out he could touch the bottom he was ok, but he still clung to me. It take a lot of patience and reassurance but eventually they will grow out of the fear of water stage. My son is 6 now and will go into the pools by himself, but he still only goes as far as he can touch and we have put him into swimming lessons to help him with his pool fears. Some kids are just scared of pools, not sure why this is but it is. Like I said my 6 year old was terrified of the water and my 16 year old was a total water baby from day one and so is my 1 year old daughter.

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