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It’s pool season, and my girls have already begun the daily request to go swimming after school. When school gets out in a couple of weeks, we will probably be in the pool everyday. While my oldest has turned into a fish, diving and swimming, my little needs a bit more confidence. She is taking swim lessons, but for now she prefers to stay on the steps. To help her gain confidence in the water, I got her a Stearns Puddle Jumper.
Stearns Puddle Jumper
I introduced Sissy to her new Stearns Puddle Jumper this past weekend, and she was so excited to try it out. At first she was a little hesitant to step off the first step into the pool without my hand. But once I talked her into and she realized she could float — she was all giggles.
I was also thrilled to learn that because the Stearns Puddle Jumper is U.S. Coast Guard approved (Type V PFD) so we can also use it when boating in place of a bulky life jacket. And because she loves her Stearns Puddle Jumper, I am hoping she won’t give me a hard time when I make her where it the whole time we are on the boat.
The Stearns Puddle Jumper is designed for kids 30-50 pounds and comes in a variety of colors and designs and is available from StearnsFlotation.com.
Pool Safety Tips
- Always have an adult focused on the pool. In a party situation, take turns having someone designated to watch the pool.
- Keep extra toys not in use out of the pool so adults have clear view of the bottom and they don’t block the surface for young swimmers.
- Keep pool fences and gates locked when pool is not in use.
- Have young children wear U.S. Coast Guard Approved flotation device for children like the Stearns Puddle Jumper.
- Enroll children in swimming lessons.