This post was sponsored by SwimWays® as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review.
Summer is fast approaching which means lots of pool time ahead. Our neighborhood pool opened over the weekend and my son started his latest round of swim lessons last week so I’ve already loaded up our pool bag. We’re ready.
One of the items we carry with us every time is our SwimWays® Baby Spring Float for my daughter. I really miss the baby pool our last neighborhood had – it was the perfect size for toddlers to walk around in. Our current neighborhood has a more “traditional” pool (i.e., no zero entry) so her float is a necessity. It gives her a little bit of freedom and us a bit of reassurance because no one can hold a wiggly toddler in a pool, but we can keep a hand on her float.
We actually have two of these floats – both the “Animal Friends” style. The Hippo one at home and the Monkey one at Grama’s house for enjoying her pool during visits. (Thankfully, Grama also owns a SwimWays® Papasan Float too so when my son wants his *own* float he can sit in it.)
My favorite features of the Baby Spring Float Animal Friends baby floats:
- Ease of folding and included travel bag – this makes taking it on the go a cinch as well as storing it in between seasons.
- The removable/adjustable canopy to add shade where you need it.
- The cute animals! The inflatable animal heads can be added and turned for fun facing in or away. They are also easy to remove if you don’t want to use them or, in our case, someone wanted a better view of her brother.
- The double rings – there is a definite added security knowing there are 2 different air chambers in the main float.
- The mesh between the rings. This gives little ones a chance to actually see the water as well as touch & play. Early lessons toward appreciating the water.
Learning to enjoy the water and also to be cautious & stay safe are so important. SwimWays® started the National Learn to Swim Day in 2012 as a way to help educate parents and children about water safety. The annual event occurs each May to coincide with National Water Safety Month and the opening of most seasonal pools.
The 2016 event will take place on Saturday, May 21st and is a great opportunity to remind your kids about being safe in and around water. Find ways to celebrate National Learn to Swim Day here.