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3 Tips to Keep Kids Safe in the Pool

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers®. All opinions are 100% mine.

With summer approaching, we’re certain to be spending more time near the pool playing and having fun with our kids. Playing in a pool is a lot of fun, but you must be careful to keep kids safe at all times while near a pool. These 3 tips can help you to keep kids safe in the pool.

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3 Tips to Keep Kids Safe in the Pool

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1. Know Your Child’s Abilities – Don’t assume just because your child has taken swimming lessons that they are now a confident swimmer. Similarly, don’t believe your child can swim without assistance just by taking their word for it. A simple swim test is often done with the supervision of a life guard to assess your child’s ability to swim the length of the pool and buoy themselves up in the water. Along with their ability, be careful to watch for signs that your child is getting tired.

Swim Safety 2. Within Arm’s Reach – Always keep your young children that cannot pass a swim test within arm’s reach. It takes just a second to go under water and you may not recognize that a child is struggling to stay afloat if they are not near by as it often looks similar to playing.

Swim Safety 3. Use a Personal Flotation Device – A Personal flotation device (PFD) can offer an extra layer of protection to keep your child’s face up and out of the water if used properly. It gives nervous children more confidence to play in the water and offers an extra layer of protection to parents. A PFD shouldn’t be relied on or used without adult supervision, but can help add extra protection while in the pool.

Swim Safety Puddle Jumpers are a great alternative to traditional life jackets for kids. They give children more roam to move and swim while still providing protection. They are Coast Guard approved and come in lots of fun colors and styles to match your child’s personality so they want to wear their flotation device. This helps give parents the piece of mind to keep their children safe in the water while keeping the safety tips above.

Pool Safety Puddle Jumpers are approved for use with children between 30-50lbs. This is a key age when they want independence in the pool and don’t want to feel leashed to the steps but are still learning how to swim independently. Both my 4 and 6 year old boys fit within this weight range. They’ve spent lots of time in the pool, but even so they still can’t swim independently. If you are looking for ways to keep your kids safe in the pool while easing up your own worries and concerns, pick up a Stearns Puddle Jumpers.

How do you keep your kids safe in the pool?

Heather White

Thursday 28th of May 2015

Wow! Great blog! We just build a pool in our backyard a month back. My kids just love it.We have got them a personal floating device. But watching them closely while they are in the pool, is the best safety thing we could do. Also do keep all their pool toys away when they are done playing. As little kids have a tendency to throw them in the pool when we are not watching.

Lena Burkut

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

I went through a stage of going to the pool with two small kids and the only way I could have the kids save is to have them wearing safety vests


Wednesday 27th of May 2015

We just bought our puddle jumpers! Hoping to hit the local pool (they allow young kids to use them!!) and even the lake several times this summer, so we need them.


Wednesday 27th of May 2015

We loved Puddle jumpers. They keep my mind at ease in the pool


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

We NEVER hit the water without our puddle jumpers! They are seriously amazing and my kids love them too!

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