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.
It’s called The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, you should look up on it more because science is trying to say that the hypothesis is wrong BUT IT MAKES SO MUCH SENSE!!
Apparently, not having any unicorns handy means that you evolve incredibly sticky/magnetic hooves for holding onto things.
I always assume that one aspect of Earth/Pegasus Pony magic is some kind of magically enhanced manual dexterity. Because as much as shit like
is adorable, using your mouth for everything isn’t very practical and is also kind of gross?