Mother defends controversial video of baby learning to swim

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One mother is fighting back against critics after she posted a video of her baby trying to stay afloat in a pool.

After a tragic accident, Keri Morrison decided her children would learn to save themselves if they ever fell into a pool.

According to, Morrison wanted to teach her young daughter, Josie, who is just seven months old, to swim after her 2 1/2-year-old son accidentally drowned.

In the video, Josie Morrison, who is just seven months old, can be seen reaching over and falling head-first into the water.

The baby quickly flips over and starts floating all on her own.

Many people who saw the video expressed their anger in the comment section.

But Josie’s mother doesn’t see anything wrong with it.

“You’re seeing a 6-month-old sitting on the steps playing, which can be a real life situation,” Morrison said on TODAY Monday. “She falls in and she turns over and saves herself and floats for over a minute and a half. I don’t see how there could be anything negative about that.”

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) teaches children as young as six months how to “self-rescue.”

Morrison says she wishes she could go backĀ and put her son through the ISR classes.

“I wish I could go back in time and put my son in these lessons,” Morrison said. “I’m pretty confident that he would be here, and as a parent, I felt like I failed my son, and I was just determined that was not going to happen with my daughters.”

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