It is easy if there was no fear of water Therefore, it is best to start working in this direction from the first days after birth. Babies lived in water and for them water is something familiar. What is stressful when bathing small babies is the temperature of the water, the sudden change of position if water gets into their eyes, ears or nose.
If the room where you bathe him - the bathroom or the room is cold - it is also logical that the baby experiences discomfort and hates bathing And during the winter months, it is not excluded that happened, bearing in mind that many people heat a room or two, and the bathroom is usually one of the cold ones. In these cases, it is best to bathe the baby in the heated room and take the bath and as much water as we need there.
We have to be careful with these things and see what the baby likes and what he doesn't. If he doesn't mind getting his eyes wet, then we can boldly water him, if he doesn't like it - we have to be more careful and make bathing a fun game. Somewhere I saw an interesting idea to make the baby a hat made of thick nylon with a large brim So when you water on the head, the face stays dry.
The more the child is afraid of water, the more you should emphasize the fun, not the mandatory side of bathing. You don't want him to hate bathing and when he grows up to bathe as rarely as possible!
Children remember when we say "No". If when it rains we immediately rush home and don't let a drop fall on us. Not that the rain is very clean, but we can still let the kids have fun in the summer rain.
If when they start splashing in the puddles we immediately pull them roughly by the hand and start roaring like angry bears "Noooo", it is clear that the child will start to have a fear of water.
The examples are many and most of us know them and we know that actually the fear is inside us, not in our children and that is what we have to fight with. We are always afraid that children will catch a cold, choke or drown.
The better option is not to exaggerate with "No", but to give freedom to children to play more in the middle of water, if they are not afraid they will start swimming the dog's lap themselves. After that, it remains to send them to learn to swim with a teacher the basic styles. This can happen in kindergarten or in small classes, if of course we have not taught the child to swim since he was a baby.
Winter is not the best time to play with water, but it is a good start to start tempering the child and check which pools nearby meet our hygiene requirements. The problem with colds is usually not in the pool itself, but afterwards - if we have to go out in the cold and spend a lot of time outside until we get home warm. And if there are any, let's see in what form we can enroll the child there. Some cities now offer baby swimming as well. And how many of us would let our children go naked in the snow to warm up?