Durable nylon shell and crosstech flotation foam construction. Colorful, kid-friendly design. Adjustable buckle at the back offers a secure fit. Designed for children weighing 30-50 lbs. Allows child to practice in a natural swimming position. No air needed, so no leaks. Easy to put on/take off. Well-made. Dries quickly.
Bulkier to pack than blow-up arm floats. Feels constricting to some children.
Supports children weighing up to 30 lbs. Durable. Soft on the skin. Not as constricting as a jacket. Fasten with hook-and-loop closure. They don't scrape the arm like plastic floaties. Slip onto arms easier than plastic.
Inflatable, so they can lose air. Hook-and-loop closure wears out over time.
Patent pending design grows with your child and his/her swimming abilities. Use swim belt with inflatable arm bands for detach and use bands alone. Made of woven polyester and nylon. Choice of blue or purple. Recommended for children weighing between 24-66 lbs. Bright colors and quick-release buckles. More packable than other swim vests.
May run large; sizing is different from other swim vests due to detachable style.
Inflatable plastic arm bands. Measure 6.3" x 5" x 1.1". More packable and portable than swim vests. Easy to blow up. Gentler on the arm than other brands. Flat band along the bottom allows arms to slide in more easily.
Inflatable, so they can tear and lose air. Sharp corners can poke child in the face when they move their arms.
Recommended for children already familiar with the water and learning to swim. Fits children ages 2-12. 110 lb. weight limit. Dual chamber heavy duty inflatable arm band. Kid-friendly shape for comfort and mobility. Choice of ice blue or orange. One-way valve means air doesn't leak when you stop inflating. Seem to fit children around age 3 the best.
May be difficult to blow up.
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Swim rings can give young children a chance to have more fun in the water while remaining safe. Although these rings, also called water wings and inflatable armbands, are no substitute for learning how to swim, they work well for playing in the water. The inflatable rings wrap securely around the child’s upper arms, helping him keep his head above water. Many swim rings can be adjusted for different levels of buoyancy. For a child who is unfamiliar with the water, use maximum inflation and buoyancy. As the child gains more experience and strength, you may be able to reduce the amount of inflation.
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