SM reviews… The Sevylor Puddle Jumper

The Sevylor Puddle Jumper is a revolutionary swimming aid, designed to increase confidence in the water. Our tester tried the Pirate design. 

SM Tester writes: “The Sevylor Puddle Jumper is absolutely fantastic. I have been using it with my 2 1/2 YO for a few weeks now –  including a two-week holiday – and his confidence in the water has improved, and he’s also having more fun than ever before.

It keeps him afloat and totally independent in the water and doesn’t restrict his movements.  He can switch direction easily and lay on his back too, which he loves to do. We’ve used it in the sea too and it worked well in little waves, keeping him safe and stable.

Unlike vests with weights we have tried, it doesn’t weigh him down or over to one side, but keeps him evenly buoyed.

It’s really easy to put on, arms just go onto the arm rings and the chest band clips at the back and are fully adjustable.

He loves wearing it, it’s comfortable, the fabric is soft and good quality and he has never complained of it pinching or chaffing. He gets really excited at the prospect of wearing it and doesn’t want to remove it either which is a plus on holiday when running around the edge of the pool. He has even worn it for jumping in the pool and he just bobs right to the surface.

At this stage, I’m not actively trying to teach him to swim, so I’m not sure if it helps, however, I can say that he has – without much prompting – naturally assumed swimming position and is confidently kicking his legs to move.

Maybe the only downside is that it is a little bulky to transport, as it’s in one piece and you can’t remove or take the floats out or separate it.  

All in all, it’s a brilliant swimming aid for little ones. I highly recommend.”

Reviewed by Donna, mum to Gabriel (2)

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