It is important to note that buoyancy jackets are not life-saving devices, nor are they a suitable substitute forlife jackets. Life jackets are designed to help people in the water maintain an upright position with their head above the water whether they are moving or not.
Float jackets do not do this; they are designed to help children achieve a natural swimming position when learning to swim, while still enabling them to get in the water when they wish.
How a float vest can help your child learn to swim
Once your child is old enough to stay upright and lift their head above the water, they are ready to try a float vest. Unlike arm bands that hold your child's arms above their chest and restrict arm movement, float vests fit snugly around the torso, allowing for a full range of motion.
A float vest helps allow your child to swim naturally in the water while providing extra buoyancy as they learn to swim.