Last year, my daughter needed something we trusted more than arm floats or floaties to go around her waist because the swim lessons she’d had made her more confident than she should’ve been. She was convinced that she could swim on her own (which meant she sometimes tried to get away from me in the pool), but really needed more practice.
The Speedo girls floatation suitÃ‚Â came in handy. While I wouldn’t just stay away and let her get too far from me at all because she is so young, between this and a noodle, she was able to stay afloat very well.
The suit allowed her to swim around the way she wanted to and it wasn’t so bulky that it was impossible for her to actually practice moving her arms and legs. It kept her upright in the water even without the help of the noodle. It also helped prevent sunburns, since it covers more skin than the traditional swimsuit and has built-in UV protection.
The recommended age for this is 3+, but if you have a tall child, try it on well before you plan to head to the lake or pool. My daughter’s four and can’t wear it anymore because of her height. We had to look for another option for this summer.
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