Updated on June 15th, 2016
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
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.
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.
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.
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.