Thursday, 17 August 2017

ZOGGS Water Wings Vest Review


Blake has always been a water baby from loving bath time to enjoy being in the pool. 
When Blake was about 9 months old we chose to take him to have swimming lessons. Unfortunately the lesson times didn't work well for us and so we stopped his lessons, however we still make an effort for him to go swimming when we get the chance. 

I think it's important for children to learn to swim. Both my sister and I had swimming lessons when we were younger and I am so glad that we did. I'm still not 100% confident in the water however I'm glad that I do know how to swim just in case. It's definitely an important life skill to have as it can save your life if you end up in an unfortunate situation. 

We were excited to be given the opportunity to try out Zoggs Water Wings Vest. We've never used arm bands in the water with Blake as they are bulky and we tend to hold him ourselves whilst in the pool. The water wings vest is a good option as it's a new innovative design swimming vest to help children gradually progress to swimming unaided.

Aimed at children between the ages of 2-5 years old, the Water Wings Vest provides fixed buoyancy that encourages a natural swimming position. Children can build their confidence in the pool due to comfort as the vest is highly flexible in the shoulders which enables them to develop stroke technique.

The vest features a large zip at the back with a flap of material over it so that children are unable to remove it themselves in the pool. The Zoggs Water Wings Vest is available in sizes 2-3yrs and 4-5yrs and retails at £23.




Our thoughts
The design is bright and colourful making it eye catching for children. We were also sent swim shorts in matching print as well goggles and some seal learn to swim flips. 

Blake seemed very happy whilst in the pool wearing them and looked super cute too. 

Blake took a while to adjust being in the water with the wings on as it's not something he is use to. However I did find it easier to hold him as I was able to grip on to him much better. 

Size wise I would say they are a true fit Blake seemed comfortable and the vest didn't rise up his back or look too tight/loose. 

I am hoping that as time goes on Blake will get use to wearing the water wings whilst in the pool and in return make him a more confident in the water. 


Unfortunately our local swimming pool as a strict policy meaning we are unable to take photos which is a shame as I would have loved to have been able to show you the vest in use.

*Disclosure – we were sent the Zoggs Water Wings Vest free of charge in exchange for our review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

24 comments:

  1. This looks great, hope he carries enjoying his swimming!

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  2. I've heard of Zoggs before. I wish I knew about them before T learned how to swim. Looks so cute in Blake :)

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  3. I wish they had made these when my boys were little, ordinary arm bands can be so cumbersome x

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  4. Swimming and water confidence is extremely important for kids. Lessons were the best thing we ever did. The Zoggs gear looms pretty cool!

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  5. Aw good luck to Blake with his swimming, this looks like a great way to get kids feeling safer in water.

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  6. Great review. I agree that swimming lessons are really important. My little girl was a water baby and then suddenly became scared of the water for no apparent reason. We continued to take her swimming and now, just as suddenly as she lost interest, she seems to like it again. I've arranged swimming lessons to start as soon as, before she loses interest again 😊

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  7. What a fantastic idea! Armbands are a nightmare with small children, getting them on and off! This looks like it would increase confidence in the water!

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  8. What a great little swimming outfit. He looks fantastic in it I bet he loves it. What a little star!!! ;-)

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  9. We love Zoggs, I never use any other brand for the childrens swim bands and floats. Sounds like he loves swimming!

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  10. I saw these for sale at our local swimming pool and was intrigued, so it's lovely to find out more about them. I may have to pick some up for my daughter, as she loves swimming :)

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  11. That looks like a great swimming vest! Fingers crossed it will help Blake more confident x

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  12. This looks like a great idea, I'll have to get one for my little man I think it would make him feel much more secure.

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  13. My sister and I always went swimming at a young age and we are both good swimmers now. I plan on taking my future child swimming from a young age to be comfortable in the water. I think it's so important! This vest looks really good, I can imagine it would give one of my nanny children a bit more confidence in the water. He uses arm bands but he still freaks out if I let him go. The vest looks like it would support him above the water a bit more

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  14. These look great, so much comfier and more practical than arm bands. I love that they have matching shorts too!

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  15. Awwwh what a cute little number!! I love Zoggs swim stuff and I think my eldest would benefit from trying the vest!!

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  16. I love Zoggs, they have products which combine the practical with the fun. This set looks great.

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  17. We haven't been swimming for quite a while, but we need to get some swimming items for when we go on holiday. Will check these out. Thank you.

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  18. I can't swim and neither can the children. This looks like an excellent piece of equipment to help me feel more confident about their safety

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  19. Aw this little outfit is so cute. Who'd have thought you could be a stylish kid while swimming! xxx

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  20. Swimming is so important to learn. My sister and I were fortunate to have lessons as children. If we hadn't, my sister wouldn't be here today. Swimming saved her life after she fell in to a deep river. These Zogg vests look ideal for little new swimmers. Great to get them started with getting the confidence.

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  21. Seems like a great idea, especially if it helps to put children in a more natural swimming pose!

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  22. How cute it this! I hope he loves swimming as much as my daughter does.

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  23. Ah what a cute outfit - I will have to see if I can purchase the swim shorts for my nephew, they are adorable :)

    Dani x

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  24. Love Zoggs but not seen anything like this before. Looks fab.

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