Effectiveness of Development of Baby Swim in Cipageran Public Health Care Area Cipageran Cimahi

  • Stikes Jenderal A. Yani Cimahi
  • Stikes Jenderal A. Yani Cimahi
Keywords: Baby, development, swim


The period of infants is the golden and critical period that requires early stimulation to optimize the development. Cimahi City, especially Cipageran health centre area with number of infant are 363 and those experience development disorders are 51 infant. The problem of development occure when there is an immediate threat of early stimulation. One of the development stimulations can be given is a baby swim. When swimming, every muscle in the body moves so that all muscles can developed rapidly and the brain will think to balance the body. This study aims to determine effectiveness of baby swim over infants development. The method used in this study is an observational analytic study with Research Quasy Experiment (two group Pre – post test design). A consecutive sampling is used with 32 infants as a control group and intervention group. Data collection for intervention group is done by providing a swimming intervention for infant aged 3-6 month, 3 times a week with 4 weeks with a duration of 15 minutes. The result of this research showed that there is a significant effect on development of baby swim in intervention group in comparison with control group after intervention (P value: 0,002). Baby swim can improve infant development. These finding suggest that Cipageran Health Centre is suggested to increase stimulation and conduct early detection of infants with developed intervention by baby swim, provide health education about it for the public society.