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WIN Baby Swim SeatSwimming is an excellent way for both you and your baby to get some exercise and to spend some time having fun together. If you are going to spend some time in the water with your child, then you may want to invest in some baby swimming aids. These can help to give your baby a confidence boost as they learn how to swim properly, and they can also make swimming more fun. Baby swimming aids come in a number of different forms: armbands, suits, rings, and floats. The best type for your baby will depend on his or her age and swimming ability.

Armbands or water wings are available for babies and children from the age of about a year. You will need to find a pair that fits properly, neither too loosely to slip off nor too tightly to be uncomfortable. They are ideal for babies and children who lack confidence or who are beginning to learn how to swim by themselves. They will give a little extra support to help your child float, which will help them to feel safe and capable.

Swim Trainer Baby Swim RingA buoyancy jacket or suit will keep your baby feeling safe in the water, and some suits are also designed to keep a small baby warm while they are swimming. Suits and jackets can be worn by babies under a year old. Jackets are available for older children too, and since they are less obvious than armbands, they may help your child feel more confident.

An inflatable or floating ring can make swimming fun for older children, but if you are buying one for a baby, you will need to find one that can support your child from underneath. Your baby should not be able to slip through the ring. A ring is perfect for a baby who is being introduced to the water and who may not be old enough to swim properly yet. The ring will hold them in the perfect position to propel themselves through the pool, but it will keep their head out of the water. If they get tired, they will be able to float safely in the ring. Baby swimming aids that provide as much support as a ring can allow your baby to experience some independence in the pool, which will help them to grow more confident about swimming.

Arm Bands (Roll up)Floats of various shapes and sizes are also available that provide fun and useful baby swimming aids for more able swimmers. They do not provide as much support as a ring, but they give an adventurous swimmer something to hold on to. Swimming noodles, long thin strips of buoyant material are very popular. They can be bent into different shapes and even attached to each other, providing plenty of opportunities for imaginative games in the water.