A couple of years ago i saw a few children wearing swim suits with floats built into them (around the neck and waist) i would love one for ds 18months. They seem a great idea and i would stress a little less by the water. Problem is i can't find them anywhere! anyone know where i can buy one for him?
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17-09-2012 07:30 #1
Swim suit for toddler with built in floats
17-09-2012 07:56 #2
I had this same problem a few years ago. I eventually found some at toys r us. Be careful though cause I found that they rode up on my DD and she was more unsettled with it on than without. She wore it once or twice but eventually I just gave up on it.
17-09-2012 08:03 #3Senior Member
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Speedo make a suit that has the floaties around the waist, not sure if it's on the neck as well.
20-09-2012 15:56 #4Senior Member
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I bought one from cuddlefish. Was a mission to get DD into it due to the safety standards they are manufactured to. She wasn't keen on it at 18 months but at 2 years she loved the independence it gave her jumping on the pool ledge. (with us loitering nearby but not having to touch her as often). She never liked those pool ring floaties.
20-09-2012 16:00 #5
We got one a few years ago from Target. It was ok in the water but DD3 found it a bit of a hassle if she was walking around out of the water.
We ended up having more success with a foam back float that strapped around her chest. She loved the freedom it gave her - she could move and paddle.
20-09-2012 16:44 #6
Ditto the others comments above. I have two "just worn once" suits you can have. They floated up causing "wedgies", were a pain out of the water and a nightmare at loo breaks.
20-09-2012 16:51 #7Senior Member
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I have done some swim teaching whilst being a student and it is known (among swim teachers at least, wish it was more known among parents) that the safest type of floaty is actually the backpack floaty. This is because it is more natural for the child. the rings are dangerous, as are the lifejackets unless there is constant supervision. Not sure about these swim suits though. Never heard of them before....
Good luck finding a floatation device that both you and bub feel comfortable with
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