Sunday Fundays are turning into Sunday Swimdays! This weekend we were invited to go swimming with our dear friends in celebration of Memorial Day.
It was a overcast day in Powder Springs, GA which is perfect for photography but not so ideal for swimming. But I was under the impression that we were diving into a heated pool so I was super excited.
I handed Avery off to my friend who was already in the pool when we arrived so that I could get pool ready. As I tip toed into the water, I realized that the pool was not heated!! But it was too late. Avery was already committed and so was I.
As I finally settled into the pool, the temp wasn’t so bad and we had another fun day splashing around, singing and dancing at the pool. There were even bubbles blowing around and Avery loved trying to catch them in his little hands.
Avery was born premature after 7 months of pregnancy so his adjusted age is actually 12 months to date. He currently weighs 20lbs and isn’t able to wear the arm and chest floaters but he’s as happy as a fat rat in his little boat.
When I purchased Avery’s boat float, there was another baby floatation device that had a canopy plus all the bells and whistles attached. I started to purchase that float for Avery because it would block him from the harmful sun-rays and had little toys that sit on top of its mesh netting.
Today, a friend of mine came to the pool with that exact float for her 8 month old daughter who attends swim classes regularly.
I placed Avery in the floatation device with the canopy and quickly realized that it sits a little closer to the water. The entire time Avery was in the float, I had to continuously prevent him from trying to drink up all the pool water.
For Avery, the boat float that he has works better because he sits up higher and is away from drinking the water. His feet are submerged in the water and he is able to splash around with his hands and feet but he’s not easily able to dunk his mouth into the pool water for a sip.
If your child is used to the pool, like my friends daughter, and will not be tempted to drink all of the water from it, the canopy floater may work for your child. If you’re worried about them trying to drink the pool dry, the boat float may woke better for you. If you’re interested in either the canopy or the boat floaters, I’ve placed the links below this post.
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Avery’s Hola! Long Sleeve Rash Guard swimsuit by Cat & Jack can be purchased here.
The baby float with the retractable canopy can be purchased here. It says that the seat is adjustable so I may try adjusting the seat in my friends and I’ll update this post if it’s yields a different outcome.