Hello, hello! I some exciting news to share with you guys. I have discovered the most phenomenal summer must-have item for anyone with a toddler. Behold:
It's basically a life jacket, but oh so much more. Avery HATES wearing traditional life jackets. I used to put them on her sometimes when we would go swimming in a deep pool, but she could never keep herself upright and we always ended up doing this awkward dance of me trying to hold her up and her trying to be independent. Enter the Stearns Puddle Jumper. Avery actually likes wearing it, and it keeps her afloat in an upright position. We tried it out for the first time this weekend, and she can actually swim by herself with this thing on (with me nearby for safety, of course). It allows her to swim on her back, on her tummy, or just to float around without inhaling the water. I'm not kidding you guys, this thing has made a WORLD of difference for both us and Avery. We get to be more relaxed when we go swimming because we know she is safe, and she gets a lot more freedom to swim around on her own. Here she is in action...
You can get the Stearns Puddle Jumper on Amazon for 15 bucks. And you should. Read the reviews if you don't believe me. Here's the link:
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I’m Betty and I live in the beautiful pacific northwest. I'm a mommy. Vegetarian. Wife to a meatatarian. Pediatric physical therapist. Outdoor enthusiast. Enjoyer of fitness/healthy living. Even bigger enjoyer wine and chocolate lava cake. And hoping to find some balance between it all.