Brand New Products Spring 2021
Now the weather is getting warmer and Lockdown restrictions are lifting it’s time to start thinking about great socialising activities for the kids. Beaches, leisure centres and water parks are all big hits with children young and older, but they can also be a source of high anxiety for them and for parents. With swimming lessons cancelled for over a year many children have missed out on learning this key life skill and many more will have lost their confidence. Taking things slowly and getting regular lessons will help but some children will always need a bit more support in the water. Many older children, disabled children and non swimming adults prefer the added support of a Swim Vest and this year Splash About are launching their most versatile Swim Vest ever.
We have added more security by including waist and crotch strap to stop the swim vest riding up in the water, helping the swimmer to maintain the correct position in the water and holding the vest in place. We have made it even easier to fit, with fast release safety buckles and now its even lighter and packs flat, perfect for suitcases or the boot of the car. Because it’s so adjustable its also great value for money and will fit for longer, as your child grows.
Remember, all children are different and gaining confidence is the first step in learning to swim, a Splash About swim vest is the perfect way to reintroduce children learning to swim or those that need practise back into the water safely.
It's been over a year since our babies were last in a swim classes and we know how desperate you all are to get back out there socialising with your children and friends. One of the surprising things that may happen when you do get back to the pool is called “Water Wobbles” where your baby or toddler suddenly develops a fear of the pool where previously they loved it. Dont panic! it’s not only very common in young children, but it's also easy to overcome with a bit of patience and great distractions.
As part of our expanding range of baby swim toys we have introduced the Puffer fish, these come in packs of 3 and are made specially with babies and toddlers in mind. Distracting babies with a new or favourite toy is one of the best ways of combating Water Wobbles, our sensory pack of puffer fish have been designed with small hands and mouths in mind. Naturally mould resistant and little teeth proof, they are perfect for taking babies' mind off their fears, whilst you help to build their water confidence back up again. Suitable for babies as young as 10 months these floating fish are perfectly hand shaped, for throwing, bouncing, chewing and hugging.
Swimming is a key life skill for babies and toddlers, making the experience enjoyable, fun and full of sensory activities is the best way to encourage a life long love of the water. Studies have shown that babies introduced as young as 6 weeks old build better co ordination and develop faster than those who don't attend swim classes. So get back in the pool, safely, slowly and have fun.