#FactFriday…True or False – can newborns swim?

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Well, It’s not true that babies are born with the ability to swim, though they have reflexes that make it look like they are. A reflex called the ‘bradycardic response’ makes babies hold their breath and open their eyes when submerged in water.

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Mum of three and co-founder of reflux sites - refluxSUPPORT, babyREFLUX and littleREFLUXERS.Gathered loads of experience and wisdom talking to thousands of mums and dads who have little refluxers. Campaigning to reduce the number of infants given prescribed drugs for reflux.Superb at parallel parking and eating biscuits.