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
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!