Tuesday, July 03, 2012

A Great Float!


To parents of non-swimmers: This little number -- called a Puddle Jumper -- is the best float you will ever find. Trust me -- we've bought all the rest of them. It's on sale this week at Target for $15.00.

6 comments:

christinelaennec said...

Do they make them in adult sizes? :-)

Kelly said...

That's a good question. I don't know!

Allison said...

Actually, this is quite dangerous. These devices give children a false sense of safety in the water. Better to teach your child to swim and ensure that they are safe. I say this as a lifelong swimmer.

Kelly said...

Allison - I absolutely agree with teaching your kids to swim. These are helpful for kids too young to swim.

With lessons, my kids learned to swim at three, four, and five. Two of them took lessons at age two. Way too young.

You definitely don't want to give kids false confidence, but when you're in the water with new swimmers or non-swimmers, a device that keeps your child's face out of the water is both safe and helpful.

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

I'm a huge fan of the puddle jumper and want to pipe in to say that I asked our swimteam coach (who is also a lifeguard and a safety FREAK) and she said this is the one child swim tool that she can actually recommend. It keeps the child's head up and allows him to move his arms and not just bob over.