Monday, November 30, 2009

Water Baby

Hello everyone, here's is my latest development with my swimming. I discover the fun of jumping off the pool. Here are some videos of me jump and swim to my papa, taken yesterday evening. I really love it!!

This is my first attempt, I don't really like standing up.

I prefer sit and dive in. I can't had enough!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Swimming Pool fun

The weather has been really bad, and we have not been to the pool for a while, and today my papa and mama decided to take me there early so we can at least get to have some fun before the usual evening rain. Papa took out his long forgotten toy- his big underwater camera, and took some shots of me in action!

And finally a family portrait! It was really fun swimming with my papa and mama!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lumut Revisit 2009

My papa and mama took me back to Sitiawanto visit my yeh-yeh and mah-mah.This time I didn't cry when my mah-mah and yeh-yeh pick me up. And I really like it there!

Papa and mama took me to Lumut, and they told me that we have been there when I was smaller.

This is me now:

and me last time:
How much I have grown!

Here are some pictures of me having fun around the Marina!

I saw that mama was carrying a big bag, and decided to give her a hand:

I am such a good boy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

KJ Tower

KJ been into stacking lately. He will stack anything he sees. Today he decided to get creative, and created this:

KJ Tower!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Visit to Bird Park

I love animals, birds, and bugs. So my kong-kong and jiu-jiu decided to take us all to the bird park in KL. I had a blast of a time there!
I find a lot of interesting birds there, and most of them I have never seen on the island before, like this Horn bill!

I ride on papa most of the time, but I enjoy running around on my own!
Besides watching birds, I had my favourite ice cream there! Yum!
I met little chic for the first time! They are so cute and fluffy! but the adults don't let me touch them fearing that I will squash them!!Hello Mr. Ostrich! I am taller than you!

It was really really fun! The adults were all exhausted but I am still very excited about the visit! Can we come back again please papa?!

Mr. Civilization

Hi there, KJ is back to civilization and am loving it! Check out the urban looks!

Cool Dude look. (note that mean scar on my lips, fell that morning and had a bad cut!)

Sporty cute look.

More looks and activities followed by this post! Stay tune!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Teaching your baby to "swim" - Mama's entry

Many of our friends are asking what do we do to create such a water baby? And how young can they start bringing the baby to swim?
Although we are expert in SCUBA diving, but we are not expert in baby swimming, the technique are all through research and experiment. Below are guides that we use to slowly get KJ to learn to swim, and I would like to share them with all the parents who want to try to get their babies wet.

*Please note that KJ does not know how to swim yet, he can dive and move underwater but he still yet to learn to keep his head up to breath.

To prepare the infant for the swimming pool or sea, start from bath time:
  1. When in bath (can start as early as 1 month old), count out loud to 3, and blow your baby's face.
  2. Repeat counting everyday in the bath, and after a while you will notice each time you count to 3 and blow the baby's face they will close their eye, drip some water on their forehead, and let the water drip down the face. Do not wipe off the water.
  3. Increase the water amount gradually, until you can but a small cup of water over the baby's face and they didn't mind. Make sure you always count to 3 and blow the face than only pour over over the head. Do not splash over from below so it accidentally enter the nose. It is unpleasant!
Once the baby is older, (3 month onwards) you can bring the baby to the pool. You can first practice if you have a bath tub at home.
  1. Bring the baby in the pool during warm day, keep moving and bouncing the baby in the water all the time.
  2. move the baby in the water by placing the baby on his back, and gliding him back and forth in the water to let them feel the water movement. Note that your baby may start to kick their legs, and encourage them to do so! The video below shows KJ at 5 months. He was already very use to the water, and kicking away.

When you are ready, get baby upright, facing you, bounce with your baby in the water, and count to 3, blow his face, and go totally underwater. Your baby will be alright to do that, bring him up and keep moving. Have a goggle ready, the baby's expression is priceless!

Do not start them too late, they will start to develop fear after 7 month old, and also forget the feeling of being in the womb.

Best result if you have both parents in the water to glide the baby back and forth between parents.

Enjoy your water baby!! :)