Getting Little One over fear over Big Pool

United States
August 6, 2009 12:26pm CST
I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who LOVES her little pool and will splash and go under etc. but when faced with the Big Pool at my mom's house freaks out. She does not like the Big Pool because it's "Too Much Water" (smile). So what are your techniques that you have used to try to get your child over the fear of the Big Pool? Both my husband and I were scared of the big pools too when we were younger and I don't want my daughter being the same way. I want her to enjoy the water and learn to swim really well.
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@Pigglies (9335)
• United States
8 Aug 09
One of my friends took her 2 year old daughter to swimming lessons and they've already got her swimming underwater in the big pool! I couldn't believe it as I am also afraid of big pools... well, actually deep pools for me. Apparently, what helped was to throw a toy down there and then she would want it and go in.