Monday, June 24, 2013

Baby Spring Float Activity Center Review & Giveaway


           With warm weather finally here, many of us are probably gearing up or already spending a lot of time in the water. Personally, I have loved being in the water for as long as I can remember, so I am on a mission to get my daughter acclimated to it early on. I can only hope she enjoys it as much as I do! With that being said, we needed some sort of float for our water baby and SwimWays was kind enough to send us one to try out!
 In case you're wondering, I didn't think my hubby would want his thigh in the picture and I'm terrible with photo editing. 

            The Baby Spring Float Activity Center has tons of great features. It comes in a convenient carrying bag which takes up very little space which, when you have small children, comes in handy since you’re more than likely bogged down with other bags! It also comes with a detachable sun canopy and inflatable octopus toy. Several toys are also included, such as a squeaky blowfish, bean filled starfish, foam toys, and more. These all float, of course, and can be attached to the legs of the octopus. The Baby Spring Float is suitable for children aged 9-24 months. (Myka is only 8 months and we’ve been using it for a few weeks with no problem. Use common sense and your best judgment!)

            There are several other features I found particularly useful as well, the first being that this float has a low center of gravity. To be honest, I didn’t really understand what the big deal was about this until the other day. My friend had a birthday/pool party for her little boy and we used one of the inflatable floats they had. While it was super cute because it looked like a tugboat, she was sitting up so high in it I was afraid she was going to either fall backward or to either side! I have no worries about this with the Baby Spring Float Activity Center. Besides the fact that it is convenient to be able to detach the sun canopy, when it is in use you can also snap it to the back of the float so that it is at an angle. This is great if you’re out swimming during the morning or late afternoon when the sun is not directly overhead. I also enjoy being able to remove the octopus toy because Myka has recently discovered the joys of splashing. Finally, we (my husband and I) were impressed with how sturdy this float is overall. It’s not made of the cheap plastic like most inflatable baby floats are. Unless you totally abuse the thing it should last you until your child is too big to use it, and even then you might be hard pressed to damage it in any way. 
 
            Now, how does it measure up as far as child approving? So far Myka really seems to enjoy it. In fact, most of the times we’ve been in the pool recently she seems to enjoy being in the float better than me holding her. For only being 8 months old, she is a very independent child most of the time. I think she enjoys it because she feels more secure while still being able to play with the octopus toy and move around how she wants. Plus I don’t think she really enjoys my “swimming lessons” I’ve been trying to do with her. :D 
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            Do you have a little one who would enjoy one of these floats? If so, you can purchase one HERE or enter to win one in the giveaway below!
            One last thing. If you enjoyed this review and love spending time in the water with your little one, keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for a review and giveaway of a Mommy and Me Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy!


Getting Green with Baby was not compensated monetarily for this review. I received a Baby Spring Float Activity Center in exchange for an honest review of the product. All opinions expressed herein are my own. Furthermore, GGWB is not responsible for prize shipment. That is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. Please feel free to email me at AliciaOwen6814@yahoo.com if you have any questions or concerns about this giveaway.

27 comments:

  1. My favorite feature is the sun canopy!

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  2. We would use the float the most at grandma and grandpa's campground in the pool :)

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  3. I would use this float in our pool!

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  4. I like the canopy and the octopus toy!

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  5. I would use it at my friends lake house or my other friends pool since we don't have a pool.

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  6. Oh and I like the canopy because my daughter has fair skin.

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  7. My favorite feature is the canopy. We do have float, but we don't use it much because it doesn't have a canopy. Little man does not like to keep hats on his head either!

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    1. lol My daughter is not a big fan of hats either! She has recently figured out how to take her sunglasses off too. -_- Little turd...

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  8. My daughter loves to go to the pool, but since she has ear tubes we have to be careful about her not getting her head wet. This would be a great way to let her enjoy the pool and stay dry! (Stephanie S.)

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    1. Aw, poor thing. :( I had tubes in my ears when I was a kid too, but I was older at around 8. Do they still make those special ear plugs that are made to specifically fit your child's ears? Or is she still too little for those since she's probably going to be growing a lot. Just curious!

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  9. Love that it will help protect from the sun! (Stephanie S.)

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  10. We would use it at my parents house (they have a pool).

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  11. I love all the attached toys, looks like a lot of fun!

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  12. I would use it at the pool for my complex.

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  13. I love the canopy to protect my daughter

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  14. I love that it protects the baby! :)

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  15. I would probably use this at my aunt's house since I don't have a pool. By the way what an adorable video!!!

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    1. Thanks, Cassandra! I wish we had a bigger pool. There are tons of lakes where we live, but I prefer not to swim with fish. lol

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  16. The fact that the sun canopy can be moved to different angles is awesome! And that it has a low center of gravity.

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  17. Backyard in our little pool for baby

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  18. favorite feature is the low center of gravity.. sounds much safer

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