As a parent, you want your baby to experience as much of life as possible. It’s amazing watching how they react to new activities and situations. So, it’s only natural that you want to bring them into the pool for their very first swim. Before you start baby swimsuit and rashguard shopping, you should find a reliable pool float for your kiddo. Baby floats have evolved far past inflatable tubes. The best baby pool floats are designed to help you as a parent feel comfortable that your baby is going to stay upright in the water. The floats are specifically designed to not flip. The front, sides and back all have extra curves and weight to make sure that no flipping happens. There are also extra straps to keep your baby secure.
We picked three floats for you below. The floats we selected are fan-favorites, safe and fun. They’re bright, vibrant colors that’ll stimulate your baby’s senses. Two of our picks promote good swimming postures, while the last one lets your baby bob along while providing them some aquatic-themed toys. All three promise to be easy to travel with and inflate.
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1. Free Swimming Baby Swim Float
Bright and colorful, the float from Free Swimming Baby is designed to keep your little one floating upright. It has an anti-flip design with a special front bumper and raised sides. You can strap your baby in with the easy to use clip, which also has little float supports around the baby’s back. You can inflate and deflate this floatation device to bring it with you on vacations. This float is available in small (recommended for 3-7 months), large (recommended 5-18 months) and extra large (1.5-6 years old).
2. SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center
This baby water float comes complete with a UPF 50+ removable canopy to protect your little babe’s sensitive skin. With safety valves, an innerspring and air chambers, this float is sturdy and stable, ensuring your little one stays safely above water. This brightly colored float has a soft-touch, removable octopus toy. In addition to this happy octopus, the float comes with a fish toy, a soft star, stacking rings and a squeaker fish. This float can be compactly packed away in its traveling case.
3. Obuby Baby Swimming Float Ring
Kids ages 6 months to 24 months old can use this float. It’s designed with an extra raised front, two floating back air bags, two buoys to keep your child floating safely and comfortably. There are shoulder straps to keep the baby in the flotation device. Made out of PVC, the durable float encourages a healthy swimming posture for your baby. The float comes with a mini-air pump. It’s simple to deflate, inflate and transport.