babies are naturally able to swim hello they just spent nine moths in amiotic fluid this is instinctive so no, parent is not shitty, parent is re-enforcing baby’s natural instinctive behaviour.
parent is good for doing this because parent is basically saying “yes the behaviours you were born with are great!”
Yup, if babies are ‘taught’ (allowed) to swim before they are six weeks old, they never lose the instincts they were born with that lets them hold their head above water and hold their breath when they need to. SCIENCE, man.
What’s really cool is, humans are the only primates known to have this instinct at birth. Other ape babies would just freak out and drown. So I don’t think it comes from being in amniotic fluid for 9 months (since it’s not like they have room to actually swim in there). It’s been speculated that humans evolved in the ocean at some point, which is a really cool theory that I recommend checking out.
Also, SWIMMING BABY IS ADORABLE.
baby haruka nanase
I mean, its a swimming baby. How can I not reblog?
BUT HOW DOES THE WATER NOT HURT THEIR LUNGS UGH THIS IS MESSING WITH MY BRAIN
HUMAN BABIES ARE FORCES OF NATURE
another fun fact about the speculation thing: that theory would also explain why we lost our fur, even though all other land mammals have fur.
and why we have webbed fingers and toes!
dere you go
I DONT HAVE A MICROWAVE IM SO MAD
why is everyone saying justin bieber slept with a prostitute
real pain is when ur selfie game is weak but ur looking cute as hell