You don't know until you get there...

There are some things I am discovering you just have to muddle through in order to find the answer when it comes to parenting. Today, I've been pondering what I think is likely one of those things. Last summer, we went in the pool many times over the summer (Keegs and I). Keegan would float around in a little floaty tube with a seat in it, and I would push the floaty tube around for the most part. This year, Keegan is VERY independent and I KNOW he will not be content to sit around in a floaty. (He won't even ride in the cart at Target- "I WALK Mommy. Walk.") So I bought some water wings/arm floaties today. But the question is, can a fairly coordinated almost 2-year-old just cut loose in the water with those things on? I mean, speaking physics here, would he tip over (he has a huge head- Dr. said if there was a 140th% percentile- that'd be where his head would be on the growth chart- no comment) even with floaties on and get his head stuck under water? No.. I don't THINK so.... but..... I've gotta figure out how this is going to work. Moms out there? Thoughts?

2 comments:

  1. Could only find the girls model, sorry but it gives you the idea...

    http://www.target.com/Girls-Stearns-Swim-Float-Vest/dp/B000I05UDY/qid=1242790493/ref=br_1_7/192-8786534-6681234?ie=UTF8&node=337121011&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=337121011&rank=pmrank&rh=&page=1


    My nephew and niece used these when they went to the lake and it seemed to keep them from, tipping over haha

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  2. With Miss J when she was 2, we did the lifejacket and wings...seems excessive but it helped with tipping over...when she was 3 it was just wings working on her swimming, 4 she had lessens I felt she could retain it better and this year she has retained it and is swimming away.

    Now that I have a 2 year old rascal aka boy he got the wings and vest. It really helps him. He loves it, and I am not freakishly worried since we live in the pool all summer long. There are pros and cons but you do what works!

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