There’s a video of a baby trying to swim on Facebook – and it’s a hard pill to swallow.
A gorgeous little baby is seen to be sitting on a step and appears to fall into the water as she reaches for a floating sandal.
Her mother then watches on as the baby struggles to turn herself and float.
The caption of the video says, “So hard to watch but every kid should learn this young.”
As the baby struggles to turn, she makes seemingly anguished noises. Thankfully, around 90 seconds in, a woman lifts the girl out of the water and says, “I’ve got you, baby.” The woman behind the video is Keri Morrison, a mom from Palm Beach County, Florida, who believes in a method known as Infant Swimming Resource, or ISR, which starts with babies as young as 6 months.
ISR teaches kids to roll onto their backs to float, rest, and breathe, then maintain that position until help arrives.
“Children are curious, capable, and have an uncanny ability to overcome obstacles like pool fences,” ISR says on its website.
“At ISR, we take that ability and teach them skills to potentially save themselves if they find themselves in the water alone.”
“You’re seeing a 6-month-old sitting on the steps playing, which can be a real-life situation, she falls in and she turns over and saves herself and floats for over a minute and a half,” Morrison told the TODAY show about the video.
“I don’t see how there could be anything negative about that.” Morrison’s taking her daughter’s ISR education very seriously, as her 2.5-year-old son Jake accidentally drowned three years ago.
Needless to say, it’s difficult to watch…