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.
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.*