My daughter is a water baby. Ever since she was really little, I had to be very careful with her around the water because if I looked away for a half a second, she would be up to her neck in water – and that’s when we’re talking the cold Puget Sound water. For this reason, we always make sure she’s always with us and in a lifejacket whenever she’s around the water, you just can’t be too careful. But, now that she’s learning to swim, we needed to find a solution that let her move freely while still keeping her safe.
The solution is Tadpool, a new PTPA Seal of Approval winner, that allows kids to learn how to swim in a way that feels natural while still keeping their heads above water. I was so thrilled when the package carrying our princess Tadpool PFD arrived at our door just in time for our family vacation full of water play.
While my daughter was excited about the princesses, I was most excited about the unique design that would keep her safe and having fun at the pool and beach. Whereas most traditional lifejackets are designed like a vest that can slide up and inhibit movement, the TadPool PFD is more like a wetsuit shirt that zips up the back and has foam floaties and buoyancy built-in. Not only does this solve the problem of vests that creep up and keep kids from swimming in a natural way, it also provides SPF 20-50 sun protection for those exposed shoulders as they are swimming.
Retailing at $35, the Tadpool life jacket does cost a bit more than a traditional life vest, it is a few superior product in terms of sun protection and safety, as well as allowing freedom of movement that encourages new swimmers. If you've got a new swimmer, I would highly recommend the Tadpool from Exxel Outdoors to keep your little one safe from sun and water.
The Tadpool life vest is a new PTPA winner and you can read all about it here.
How would you like to win one of TWO Tadpool Life Jacket, Foam Floaties and a Swim Shirt All-in-One? Winners may choose which of the 3 themes they prefer – Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess or Spider Man