I had a fellow bloggy mom ask me about the puddle jumper today and I thought I would rave a little about it! This is by far the best thing for kiddos who are learning to swim. My mother in law found it last year at Walmart for Bryce and my nephew. She has a pool and a boat so we had been looking for something to give them the freedom they needed. We tried the one that is a rectangle that they step into and it didn't hold them too secure. I had the built in bathing suit one and Bryce wore it once and would never put it back on. However, the puddle jumper gave him complete and total freedom. He will jump all over and swim all over too! It was easier on me to show him the proper movements of swimming and last night we became the proud parents of a swimmer. He barely put the thing on. Since he had been wearing the jumper he knew how to kick very well, we just had to get over the fear of the water. Well, that didn't take long and he is now swimming under water, jumping from the side, and jumping from the diving board without the float! Woohoo! So, any of you guys that are looking for a great tool for swimming I totally recommend this one. I have seen them at Walmart and Academy but I am sure they are at other stores too. Oh, and another great thing is that they are coast guard rated so they count as a life jacket in a boat! Double score!
I am a mother and a wife! I have been married for almost 5 years and have been blessed with two awesome children. I would not trade that for anything in this world. A reformed hippie who wears work clothes but still listens to freeing sounds of music. I love the Lord!